CARMAGEDDON INSURANCE COMPANY

INSURANCE CLAIM FORM

IN YOUR OWN WORDS PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ACCIDENT:

My cat, Marcela, gave birth to kittens – Huey, Dewey, Louie, Donald and Daisy.

This event led directly to my car accident on the 4th of December.

I was running late due to several factors: My alarm didn’t go off as Marcela had knocked the clock off the bedside table; the boiler had packed in so I had to boil water to wash; Marcela had mistaken my clothes for her litter tray – the only clean shirt I could find was a horse-themed one.

I grabbed my coat and ran to the car. I slipped on the icy driveway, but carried on, limping to my car.

I managed to start the car after several attempts. As I did so, Daisy jumped from my coat pocket and clawed at my face. I panicked, hitting the accelerator instead of the brake. The car, sliding on ice, ran over my front lawn and collided with my house.

I have sent an identical claim to my house insurance company – Brick-A-Break Insurance.


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Copyright Enisa

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story in around 150 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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SURVIVING THE APOCALYPSE

On the wall hung the cracked television they couldn’t watch because there was no electricity.

The kitchen had an old cooker and refrigerator but without power they were merely  metal cupboards.

And now this.

‘What do you think? Our new bathroom suite.’

‘Where did you get them from?’

‘Found them. Minor defects but perfectly intact. No more hovering over a hole in the ground for us.’

‘We’ll still have to shovel the crap out and there’s no water.’

He looked at their dilapidated cottage with it’s crumbling walls and rickety doors.

‘One step at a time, darling, soon be back to normal.’


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Copyright What’s His Name

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

CAVE ART

‘Dan,’ she called urgently in a hushed whisper. Dan turned and saw Amy beckoning him.

He stepped back from the tour group. ‘What is it?’

‘Stand in front of us.’

‘Why?’

‘Just stand in front of us. Look what she did now.’

Dan peered round Amy. Their daughter, Chloe, grinned at him. ‘She didn’t.’

‘Oh, yes she did.’

Next to the six-thousand year old Native American cave drawings was a freshly etched picture of a tall stickman.

Dan squinted. ‘Is that a spaceship?’

‘Does it matter what it is?’

‘It’s very creative.’

‘Cover me.’ Amy took out a pack of baby wipes.

‘That’s not going to work,’ Dan said.

‘You have a better idea?’

‘You’re making it worse, You’re just smudging it.’

‘Forget it, let’s just go.’

‘We have to follow the tour group.’

‘Dan, I am telling you. Let’s go.’

Amy dragged their daughter away. ‘Next year, can we please just take her to Disneyland.’

Dan backed away after them.

Chloe smiled as they broke into a run. Next year’s holiday was looking better.


 

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Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story in around 150 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

LEON’S SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS INC.

It seemed absurd to her.

‘You think I should have one security camera to cover the entrance and then a second security camera to cover the first camera?’

‘Exactly.’

‘Why?’

‘In case the first security camera is tampered with. That way you’ll see them do it.’

‘Okay,’ she paused. ‘But what if they tamper with the second security camera so that we don’t see them tampering with the first camera?’

Leon thought for a moment. ‘Perhaps you need a third camera to cover the second camera? But then what’s to stop them tampering with the third camera?’

She thought for a moment: ‘What if, instead of covering the entrance, the first security camera covered the second camera, the second camera covered the third one and the third camera covered the first one. That way all the cameras are being covered, so no one can tamper with them.’

‘Good idea, but what about the entrance, there would be no camera covering that?’

‘I could put a guard on the entrance.’

‘You would need a security camera to cover the guard.’

Later, with all twenty-five security cameras installed, Leon rubbed his aching back. Another profitable day for Leon’s Surveillance Cameras Inc.


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Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Al Forbes. For more details visit HERE.

To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE

A HELPING HAND

‘Five miles. Average pace ten minutes and thirty seconds per mile. Total duration fifty-two minutes and thirty-five seconds. Last mile duration eleven minutes.’

Paul fumbled with his smartphone and found the ‘stop’ button on his running app.

‘Run complete. Congratulations,’ the calming American female voice told him.

He sat down on the low wall of the narrow bridge. It was peaceful in the middle of the forest. He could only hear the sound of the water rippling under the old stone bridge.

Hunched over, resting his elbows on his knees, Paul took in gasps of fresh air. Gradually his breathing returned to normal. He wiped the sweat away from his eyes. Six weeks into his new fitness regime it wasn’t getting any easier.

He was dying for a cool shower and an ice cold drink. The serene water looked tempting, if it was only a few degrees warmer. He imagined jumping straight in. Standing up he leaned over the edge, his hands resting on the top of the wall. Continue reading “A HELPING HAND”