Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: A Nosy Neighbour


Gia sat in her fourth floor apartment on the balcony. She looked regretfully at her swollen ankle, then down at the street below.The inhabitants of Dawson Street were a collectively an interesting bunch. Like the apartments which were ramshackle and colourful, so the inhabitants were artsy, brilliant, but a bit odd.

Gia wasn’t even surprised when she saw a mini hippy vehicle painted in multicolored flowers pull up across the street. She watched a grey-haired man get out of the car. Later, she saw him across the street at the balcony across from hers, talking to a man she knew named Ralph. The grey-haired man and Ralph tussled.  Suddenly, Ralph was pushed off his balcony and landed on the street on his head.

Gia covered her mouth in horror as she saw what took place. Then she realized the guy with the grey-hair was staring at her. Gia raced to lock her door and to call the police. But the man who killed Ralph arrived first.

Word Count: 172 Words

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13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: A Nosy Neighbour”

  1. Great surprise ending…makes us wonder what happened when he reached her door! Hopefully, she was able to use the self-defense moves that she needed and she clobbered him and threw him off the balcony! 🙂 And of course, he landed on his head.

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    1. I love this, I don’t have to write a thing. Every person is writing the “true” ending for me. Gia is resourceful, a broken or sprained ankle is nothing compared to her skills. Thanks for reading lucky!

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