Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Hideous Bench


“Oh what a tacky bench,” Violet complained to her husband Wes. “Who would put such an outrageously coloured bench in Hewitt Park. We have to walk by it when we take Snuggles for his walk.”

“Meow,” Snuggles said, struggling in his harness and leash.

Wes sighed as his wife continued to moan about the red bench. The bench was in an ideal spot for him to seat his aching bones and red was his favourite colour.

“Oh my, Wes! Why are you sitting on that hideous bench. I was just saying what an eye-sore it is.” 

“I’m eighty-four-years old Violet and the red bench is a perfect place to rest.” Snuggles meowed and sat on the bench in agreement.

Violet was starting to complain when she noticed Snuggles sitting on a plaque on the bench seat.

Wes moved Snuggles and both he and Violet read the plaque which said: ” In honour of our Grandson, Corperal Jonathan Crest, who died under enemy fire in Afhganistan. Lest We Not Forget.” 

 Violet sniffed and her eyes went wide as she read the plaque. 

“Pretty good reason to have a red bench here, don’t you think Violet?” Wes said.

Violet was speechless.

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Ady
 

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Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.

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I'm a Canadian girl who loves the local sports scene. The NHL and CFL And recently, some NFL games. Also, I’m into hatha yoga, walks in the river valley; drawing and painting, makeup, hairstyles, and the beauty niche. Also, I enjoy learning about improving my writer the other topics in seminars, classes, TED Talks, and podcasts. I’m a casual Freelance writer and worker. Both on various subjects of academia in the humanities, social sciences, business, arts, and architecture. I’ve also freelanced blog in beauty, health, skincare, and related topics. I’m an excellent researcher in most any subject. I’m also a freelancer of a different kind for a company called Givergy. Moreover, I love dogs and love hanging out with my friends and family whenever I'm able. I enjoy spring, summer, and early fall when the weathers warm and there are many festivals and activities occurring. I'm also a writing fanatic. Check-out some of my published poetry on www.spillwords.com. I’ve been published on other literary sites, as well. Recently, I had a short story published in a Cinderella Anthology, Cinderella Reimagined. It’s available here: https://www.amazon.com/Cinderella-Reimagined-Anthology-Retellings/dp/1979701970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523903011&sr=8-1&keywords=cinderella+reimagined If you need to contact me or are a blogger/writer or a blogger for a cause and are interested in being Interviewed, please visit my ‘contact page’ at the top of my blog.

67 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Hideous Bench”

    1. Thank you Sonya for your comments. Yes Wes is a smart guy. There is the saying Better to not speak and be thought s fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt. I think we know who Wes and Violet are through this saying.

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    1. Yeah, I think benches etc can serve as great reminders of those who fight for our freedom and democracy. Violet is a complainer, it’s in her nature, it takes a lot to make a person like that be quiet. Thanks for your comments 🙂

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  1. I’m not sure which I like better–the ending or the image of taking the cat for a walk! I’d have to drag my cat hissing the whole way, I think. When we camp in the summer, there are always people who have “camper cats” who are always out for evening strolls.

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  2. Violet has one less thing to complain about now! I’m sure Wes is glad for that! I think it is wonderful that things like this are used in remembrance of someone who served to keep us safe.
    It can be very emotional. I attended an event tonight honoring one of our veterans with one of those Track wheelchairs. He lost both of his legs. He was very emotional when it was presented to him and said people who care make it all worthwhile. We need to do as much as possible to help and honor those who serve their country.

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