Down at the Bowling Alley at Midnight

100 words about New Year's Eve bliss
photo by Skitterphoto 

Honestly, this isn’t how I expected to spend New Year’s Eve. Mum had to cover for another nurse at short notice – again – and felt bad for leaving me on my own. So she asked Aunty Callie and Callie said, ‘yes if she’ll come to the bowling alley.’ Bowling sounded boring, but Callie’s cool. Her friends are, too. And one of them brought his teenage brother along, Colin. I quite like Colin. We make a good bowling team even though we keep messing around.

I hope Colin’ll kiss me at midnight.

Somehow, I’ve ended up in the right place by accident.


Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #1- 2016. Thanks, Roger, for hosting a new flash fiction challenge!

2015 Top 10 Stories

I’m working on my next mslexia guest post, and I’ve been looking at my stats a lot. The thought struck me that you might want to know what your most popular stories of the year were. So here you are, the ten favourite stories of you lot based on page views, comments and likes:

2015 top ten stories on Only 100 Words
photo by Kelley Bozarth 
  1. The Theatre of Love
  2. The (short-lived) Hiking in the Woods Project
  3. Salvage
  4. A Walk in the Park
  5. At least she has a job to complain about
  6. Fooled
  7. Silly Poem About a Bike
  8. Mabel’s Return
  9. Christmas Shopping for Strangers
  10. All About Patience

If you don’t agree with the list, don’t have a go at me – I just crunched the numbers, after all. But tell me what you’d have liked to have seen in the Top Ten instead in the comments.

Happy New Year everyone!