Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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When they had finished the left side of the sitting room was painted green and the right was a shade of red that Jonathon could not quite place.

“It looks like Christmas gone oh so very wrong.” said his girlfriend; her hand still wrapped around the roller of mint-green julep.

“It’s not that bad.” he said, waving the paintbrush in a dramatic arch that splattered the dust sheets further. “We can make it work.”

“They don’t even meet in a straight line!” she said. “Your mother is never going to let me live this down!”

“Well you wanted green!” he pointed out.

“I didn’t know you were going for that colour now did I!” she snapped. “What idiot would pick rosewood for a room this size?”

Jonathon shook his head.

“Then what shall we do? Sand down and start again?”

“Well we have to don’t we. Your mother can’t see it like this!”

(Prompt: VisDare 32 – Undecided)

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. summerstommy2 says

    Good one Carol though I have to sympathise with paint jobs gone wrong. Been there done that.

  2. Fun dialog! Hate it when the paint doesn’t look right after all the trouble of living with those tiny samples for weeks. I think I’d use one of those new cover up primers though rather than sand. A sweet story for the prompt!

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