After reading and enjoying Leslie’s flash fiction I decided maybe I would try my hand at it. Well actually my fingers.
I asked a friend to give me two words. I don’t know why two, but that’s what called to me.
The two words were cosmically and pendulum. Hmm, kinda cool. Let’s see what I could do with them.
I would like to share the results of my first flash fiction. I hope you enjoy.
I just this second found out that flash fiction is under 1000 words. This is a little over so it is not exactly flash.
It’s Flash with Sass. It’s a wee bit suggestive, but not too much.
Thank you for reading my first ever flashish fiction.
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“So do you want to see what I found or not? I asked you about an hour ago, and it still hasn’t happened.”
“Okay okay. I’m sorry. You can show me anything you like. Don’t be upset with me. It’s the sky tonight. It’s beautiful and we haven’t been out here in a long time. I got distracted, but you have my full attention now. I was hoping to make another wish, so I’m expecting a shooting star to show up shortly.”
“Oh really? You just expect the stars to comply with your request.”
“Yes of course. I am cosmically inclined you know.” I couldn’t help but tease. It was one of my favorite things to do to the people I cared for most.
“You said another wish. What was the first one?”
“I can’t tell you. What I can tell you,” I looked deep into his eyes then for dramatic effect, “is that it came true.”
“Hmmm.” “There you go again, getting me off topic but it won’t work this time.”
A smirk arose on that face I had known for a little over a year. It was a really good year. I looked forward to many more. I didn’t like to talk about how good things were going. I was superstitious about these sorts of things and I didn’t want to jinx it back to the way it was before I met him. For the first time in a long time, things were going really well. It was easy with Alex. He let me be myself or should I say all my selves.
“Come on, you know I don’t do it on purpose. There’s times when I’m completely focused. It’s just difficult when there is so much activity all around me. I mean look at this place. We can see the city lights and hear the ocean surf from up here. ”
“Yes, it is quite breathtaking up here, but I know how you operate. I also know when I have your full attention,” he said with that look that made me weak in the knees.
“MMM don’t I know it. I’ll be practicing that in a few more minutes. I’ll be getting your ‘full’ attention too.”
All I could do was smile. “Okay, what have you got in your pocket to show me that you haven’t already?”
“Now, don’t get me off topic again. You’ll be seeing, I mean feeling that soon enough.”
Good thing it was dark because I must have turned the deepest shade of red all over. I could feel the warmth spreading through my whole body, but I knew how important this was to him so I took a deep breath and came back to full attention.
He reached in his worn out jeans. They were my favorite pair of his. They fit him so well in all the right places. Yummy. Okay Vanessa, get a grip.
“I found this at the beach. I was walking down by the water and the sun caught it just right. I could hear it calling me, and I answered.”
It was beautiful. It looked like a two inch long diamond on a straight chain with nine distinct sides coming to a point and a flat top. Even in the moonlight, it sparkled. “Wow. It’s amazing; what is it?”
“I wasn’t sure so I went into one of those shops in town, you know the one I mean with all the rocks. You’re always talking about going in and you haven’t yet.
“Yea, I especially like the one where the guy on the stilts hangs out.”
“No seriously, why haven’t you gone in yet?”
“Now who’s getting off topic? And besides, they’re called crystals. Not stones.”
“Oh, pardon me, Miss Fancy Pants. It’s called a pendulum and it’s used, hmmm, the best way to describe it is…”
“Like one of those magic eight balls, but only with yes or no answers?
“I was just going to say that. That’s really weird, Vee.”
She noticed his eyes getting wider and his posture stiffened. “It’s just a coincidence, Alex. A lucky guess.”
“That’s some coincidence; what are the odds. Anyway, care to give it a whirl? You have to ask it what your yes and what your no is.”
“Here, let me show you. Hold the chain and let it be still over your palm. I like to say a little something to it. ‘Guides, what is my yes?’”
“Vee, this is serious business. Come on.”
“Okay, I’m sorry, go ahead.”
“Guides, what is my yes?” The pendulum started to swing forwards and backwards.
“Come on, Alex, I know you’re doing that.”
“No really, I’m not. I’ll let you try and you can see. ‘Guides, what is my no?’” The crystal started to swing from left to right.
“Here, you try it.”
“Okay, I’ll give it a go. Magic Pendulum, what is my yes?” With that the Pendulum started to swing from front to back. “Whoa, that’s so cool. Have you asked it anything for real?”
“Yes, but just little stuff, nothing big. I wanted to give you first dibbs on the good stuff.”
“Aww, you’re so good to me.” I grabbed that face that I loved so much and gave him a quick smooch. It would have been a longer kiss but I wanted to keep my wits about me. That mind numbing was for later and once we started kissing, he couldn’t control himself. Who am I kidding, I couldn’t either.
“Go ahead, Babe, ask away.”
“Okay, hmmm. Magic Pendulum, will I see a shooting star tonight?” No sooner did the words leave my lips then the crystal took off swinging with a definite yes.
“Really? Okay. Magic Pendulum, will my wish tonight come true?” Once again, it swung with a definite yes. I had to hold onto the chain tightly before it flew out of my hand. “Awesome. How lucky am I?”
“You are so lucky, Miss Campbell. You’re with me aren’t you?”
I couldn’t even give him a smart answer back. The truth was, I knew how lucky I was. After the events leading up to literally bumping into him that day on the street, I had to ask myself, How does that happen? Going from the worst time of my life to the best.
He didn’t know I changed my last name. I felt badly about that, but I had no choice. It was to protect him. Maybe one day I could tell him. I hoped that day would come soon. “Okay, your turn, Albus.”
“Haha. Very funny. Okay, here goes. My big question. Guides, will I always be with Vanessa?”
“That’s a heavy question, Alex.” I was afraid of the answer and didn’t want to look, but my curiosity got the better of me. The pendulum stood still. It didn’t move at all. “Hmmm, ask it again.”
“Okay, Guides, please answer my question. Will Vanessa always be with me?” This time, the pendulum moved, slowly at first but then it went in circles. There was no back and forth, no left to right. Just circles.
“What does that mean, Alex?”
“I…I’m not sure. Maybe we aren’t supposed to know. Like it’s a surprise”
“Maybe. That could be it.” I tried to shrug it off and change the subject, but I was concerned. After all, it might have to do with what had happened. Maybe my happiness would be short lived.
“Okay, my sweets, let’s go back and get to snugglin.”
“That sounds perfect. You have the best ideas.” He gave me a tight hug that melted away my worries. We headed back to town listening to our favorite radio station watching the landscape go by. I forgot all about the pendulum’s response, but I also forgot about the shooting star and my second wish that was never made.
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