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 twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  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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