F is for…

My 2015 A to Z Challenge Theme is Quotes & Lines from Literature. Each day I will be posting a favorite quote or a few lines from well known short stories, poems or novels, with the letter of the first name as the A to Z. I’ll have a short write up with each quote, but each quote can also serve as a writing prompt for readers or myself.  I may write a poem or flash fiction based on that quote, or just throw it out there as inspiration. Hopefully you’ll join me in this adventure! I’ll try to include some of my favorite blog finds as I move through the challenge as well.


This lovely excerpt comes from one of my favorite things, my Love Book app on my iPhone. My regular readers have heard me mention this app many times, like in my D post from last year or a post from OctPoWriMo where I dedicate a Haiku attempt to my experience with the app. There is also a print version of The Love Book, but I love that I can carry poems (and prose) around with me all the time and even have it read to me by many great talents (like Tom HiddlestonπŸ˜€, Emma Watson & Helena Bonham Carter) all with fantastic British accents. #AccentJunkie πŸ™‚

I love the idea of “divine drunkenness” and so I used that as the inspiration for the flash fic below. If you read my 7 Ways To Spark Your Creativity post today (over at the Twisted Writers blog that I contribute to every Tuesday), I am using my Make A List suggestion. I’ve made a list of words to include in a 100 word or less flash fic. (Note I am still a flash fic newbie, especially in this limited number of words & this is of course just a rough draft). 

List – love, drunk, try



“Won’t you just try?” he asked.

She shook her head sadly. “Do you ever miss the early days? Life was full of possibility. We were so in love. We walked around almost drunk with it all”

“Of course. I miss our youth, freedom, even those leather Rock-N-Roll pants.” 

“I loved those pants,” she said with a wicked smile. 

“Hell, I’ll go find them now if it means you won’t leave.” 

She looked at his face. So sincere. Could she ever get drunk on him again? 

“I guess we could … try.” she said. 

And she stayed. 

14 thoughts on “F is for…

  1. Very nice, CJ. I like the list idea. I may have to send you some of these poetry exercises and see what kind of flash fic you can come up with. πŸ™‚
    P.S. The Practice of Poetry by Robin Behn and Chase Twichell-that’s what I’m working from. It’s been excellent help and is FULL of great exercises. ~shameless plug~

  2. Wonderful choice of quotes – you’re right – divine drunkenness” is smashingly good!

    Good flash fiction bit —- it’s easier than you think – I too felt trepidation when I started writing it, but actually, it’s so good a form to practice because you really end up choosing structure and words and form very carefully. But, the main point – have fun with it! πŸ˜€

    1. Gotta love Fitzgerald! πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for the visit and for saying you liked my flash fic. I am still playing with that form. Fun and challenging πŸ˜€

  3. Very nice piece with a wistful feel. I think you’ve got a handle on this flash fiction writing! I’m doing 100 word stories too – hope you can check them out.

  4. Oh! Oh! You did it! Welcome fellow flasher! Wait. No. Um, let me try again…. Awesome flash fiction CJ πŸ˜ƒ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s