Tim’s fingers twitched as he waited for the document to open. The laptop always processed too slow.
At last “Snow on Sand” opened.
He punched the desk and shouted a creative expletive.
The document was blank.
For seventy-two nights he had written the same story. Seventy-two morning-afters he’d opened it, and it was always blank. As if someone had gone in and erased every single word. Seventy-two days of wasted work.
He squinted. Tiny dots, barely at resolution, appeared at the top of the page. He enlarged them.
“Please stop marring our nice white home with your dirty words. We don’t like cleaning up your messes. Sincerely, the Tenants.”
FLASH! It’s Flash Friday, the day when Seeking New Earth authors write short stories up to 1000 words (“flash fiction”) or 110 words (“microfiction”). Both are sure to instigate the imagination and stimulate the synapses. Did you like what you read? Want to explore the story some more? Or maybe you want to try your own hand at some flash fiction? Leave us a comment below!