Wednesday's Three Word Wednesday

The word prompts over at 3WW are history, narrow and spent. I hereby throw a challenge to TheRobRogers to finally hop on the bandwagon and try 3WW.

And now, a Fiction in 58 for our reading pleasure.

A Little Nudge

He had a history of narrow focus.
The world would spin around him and he couldn’t see the kaleidoscope.
He spent his time in a cocoon. Insulated, clean, organized.
She moved into the apartment across the hall.
He began to watch for her in the peep hole.
Tonight, she knocked. She carried Chinese take-out.
His throat went dry.


Anonymous said...

I am certainly not nasty... although, with the right partner, who knows. ;)

Kinda like your flash fiction, direct and to the point.



anthonynorth said...

Great economy of words, there.
Nicely done.

RachelRenae said...

I love wondering what will happen next.

TC said...

Good for her for invading his little cocoon!

I hope she gets what she came calling for.

Anonymous said...

You've got me hooked now...what happens next? Very cleverly done, great writing,...but I'm dying to know the ending!

Mine's up at:


tumblewords said...

A dry throat is not a good thing to accompany Chinese take-out! Fast-moving story - well written!

Anonymous said...

This better not resemble anything to do with real life, or you'll be in deep doo-doo....

Stay away from female neighbors with Chinese take-out, and dry throats! ;-)

-- SnarkyPants

Greyscale Territory said...

What a nifty little poetic narrative!

one more believer said...

perfect reflection of apartment living... curious as to his narrow focus... never know who your neighbors are...

b said...

Great piece of flash fiction. Go to Scrawler...this is a site for flash fiction. You can join the group. It is fun.

PS I don't have anything to do with the site but I do like it.


pjd said...

I love the consistent imagery of the narrow focus, kaleidoscope, peephole.

J.C. Montgomery said...

Well done, as always Thom!! I finally broke through the barrier and was able to write again. The story barrier that is. Whew!

Glad to see you're doing well. I'm so very happy for you!

ThomG said...

B, thanks for the link. Looks like fun. JC, glad to have you back writing.