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55 Flash Fiction Friday - Day Off

This meme is hosted by Mr. Knowitall.

This is a 55 Fiction I wrote back in college as part of my creative writing class.

Dallas Swat’s Day Off

“What’s wrong?” She asked groggily waking from a sound sleep.
“It’s work I have to go in. Sorry.” He climbs out of bed looking at his pager.
“You know I understand. I feel bad for you it was your day off.” She sits up watching him get dressed. He kisses her. “Be safe.”


  1. nice little leaves enough of the facts out we can fill it in...light or dark....depending on how we want to read it...

    1. Thanks! My professor at the time was pushing me to write a little more open ended and I started to really liked the light or dark open ended endings.

  2. This is a great 55! Good characters and plot. Now I long to know more.

  3. If it's a pager, it's probably important. Hard to see him go, though.

  4. Hi Amelia. Love how you used dialogue to tell your story and the open endedness.

  5. Welcome!!! This one is outside the norm. Congratulations. And isn't she so sweetly understanding? It isn't easy using dialogue to effect in such a short piece. And never tell all. I learned that somewhere along the line. Let your reader figure out a few things for him/herself.

    Again, nice to meet you here.

    1. Thank you! No it's not easy, which was his point. I'm also a part of Pen 10, where we try to write stories in ten lines or less. That also is difficult.

  6. Ah.. My husband gets calls at all hours… I am always appreciative when it doesn't ring.


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