Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Unshedlike Shed #flashfiction #amwriting #fall

Thank you to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.




Matt never talked about the shed in his yard. In the past he’d been rude about it, if I asked him. But I’d never seen the shed door half-open before.

He gazed at me steadily as he often did now. One day five-months ago I caught him staring at me and he blushed.

Now, he’s trying to tame the wisps of hair from my face, but neither of us had made a real move. 

 “Why is the shed half-open?” I asked.

 “The basket in the shed door, it’s for us. We’re going on a fall picnic,” Matt said proudly.

I blushed, “Where are we going to have the picnic Matt?” 

“In the shed, Aubrey.” 

“But we’re not allowed in there remember? Your Dad said never.” I reminded him.
“It was one of my Dad and my Mom’s favourite places when Mom was alive. I told my Dad I was taking you on a picnic and he told me to clean up the shed for you; Grandma helped with the decore.” 

I grinned.

The shed was rustic-sheek, painted in soft ocean-toned colours. There was a loft up top with a queen mattress, thick white cotton sheets, a navy duvet, and several accent pillows.

There was a huge white window with a navy cushion to read on. The shed even had a small kitchen with mini- appliances and a metal and wood island for two, along with a washroom with a matching tiled shower.

I gazed at the ash wood floor as the sun danced across it and back to Matt.”This is amazing! You did all this for me?” I asked overwhelmed, tears slipping down my cheeks.

That’s when Matt took my chin in his hand and kissed me. It was the first of a lifetime of kisses and memories in our unshedlike hideaway. 


My apologies. I think this piece is a bit long, but I can’t seem to cut more right now. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

32 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Unshedlike Shed #flashfiction #amwriting #fall

  1. Michael September 8, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Lovely tale Mandi, don’t we all love a story that has no ending it just goes on and on……well done..

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    • mandibelle16 September 8, 2016 / 1:15 am

      Thanks Michael for commenting . Yes it’s nice to think that. But we all know, even though sometimes we don’t want to🎈

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  2. El Coleccionista Hipnótico September 8, 2016 / 12:55 am

    No, not long at all, just the needed length! Very well written! It brings back some memories in a way that awake tenderness. The dialogues so nicely constructed…and the romantic happy end. so Good!

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    • mandibelle16 September 8, 2016 / 1:14 am

      Aw, thank you. I’m so pleased you like how the story turned out. Glad it brings back memories.

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  3. joyroses13 September 8, 2016 / 2:29 am

    This is beautiful!! Who would have thought of a shed to be such a romantic place. Love it!

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    • mandibelle16 September 8, 2016 / 2:39 am

      Thanks JR. I guess you’d have to fix it up a lot! And live in a place with a warmer climate 🙂

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  4. luckyjc007 September 8, 2016 / 3:08 am

    A beautiful, romantic story! And, so nice that his dad understood, as well as his grandmother and allowed them to have the picnic in the shed.

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    • mandibelle16 September 8, 2016 / 3:11 am

      Hehe yeah it was nice. A very bold move for him, creating this whole space for them. Thanks for commenting Jessie 💗

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  5. Priceless Joy September 8, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    A wonderful romantic story Mandi! I imagine they got married and lived happily ever after!

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    • mandibelle16 September 8, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you PJ. Hopefully, it’s happily ever after. But there is also “life” in happily ever after and there are always “hitches” in life’s plans, good and bad 🙂


      • Priceless Joy September 8, 2016 / 8:47 pm

        Yes, life gets in the way of happily ever after but in the pretend world we can have “happily ever afters.” It’s nice to get lost sometimes in the pretend worlds.

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  6. clcouch123 September 8, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    This is endearing, Mandi. The details alone of the unshedlike-shed tell the story. The rest enhances, naturally.

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    • mandibelle16 September 8, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you again Christopher. Sounds like a good place to hang out in I think. Like “glamping” but being even more glamorous than glamping is.


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