“The Arrest,” Flash Fiction


Carrot Ranch writing challenge

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction February 1, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features something black and white. It could be a nun in a zebra monster truck, a rigid way of thinking, a bird in a tuxedo — be imaginative and go where the prompt leads.

Respond by February 6, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published February 7). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!


I stared at the pea-green walls of the interrogation room feeling the pinch of the handcuffs behind my back. The door opened, and a tall man wearing an ill-fitting suit strode toward me. He threw a bunch of black and white photos on the metal table.

I peered at the images noticing the age of the photos. My countenance had been captured at different points in history, yet I still looked the same today.

“How can you be in each of these photos? Who are you?”

I crossed my legs and licked my lips. “I’m your great-great-grandmother.”

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

IMG_48C3125724BE-1Thanks for stopping by! ❤


    1. Fun, huh? I really puzzled about who it could be. There were so many possibilities! 😀


    1. I know!!! I’ve been starting with the flash and then creating a longer story to be published later this year. Fun stuff! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m using these flash fiction for openers… These stories will end up in our Fairies, Myths, & Magic books I doing with Wendy. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Exactly. I’m using the flash as a basis to start a longer short story. I have a few books of poetry and short stories I’m working on. ❤️

          Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ve been saving these flash pieces and creating longer stories for a book series I have planned. These are great opening paragraphs! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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 )

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

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.