Flash in the Pan

He typed as quickly as he could, cursing under his breath when he had to backspace. Speed was not conducive to accuracy.

He twitched in his chair with a grin from ear to ear. Using one finger, he typed, “The End”.  He shot a look at the clock on the credenza. The clock stared back. 9:47. He popped open a calculator, thinking out loud and counting on his fingers.

“Whoa!” He slumped back in his chair. Two years, eight months, seventeen days, thirteen hours and six minutes. The book had taken longer than his marriage.


Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

Against the upper word limit for November of 125 words, this one tips the scale at 94. The word for this week is book. Another week I chose noun over verb, in a subject we can all relate.

If you are playing along for Flash in the Pan, or would like to join for the first time, visit the Flash in the Pan page to learn how to be a part of the second edition of FTP. In the seventh week of the quarter, we are officially over the hump. Six more weeks for this edition.

Happy Flashing! Good luck if you are one of the thousands participating in NaNoWriMo or NaNoBloMo.


How long did it take you to write your first book? Was the second one any easier? If you have written more than one, which one was the shortest? If you have not written one, how long do you think it would take you?

Any marriage suffers during the writing of a book? Or is his book about the mysterious end to his marriage?

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  1. well – are we ever really done with it? do you feel like you could add? I guess if you consider when you started writing to when you stopped…before editing, technically it took me two months or.. wait.. I am no good with time.. ok three months but writing the actual writing less… less time than a FTP – this around – i am participating in NaNoWriMo but I am a little behind 🙂 and waiting for that last burst of inspiration to pulll it off…ya never know – get me in the right mood and I could knock that puppy and a month of FTP’s done… 🙂 I dont think anyone should be holding their breath though.. 🙂

    Hope you had a lovely day with your family… and food and …stuff ..Love ya ! <3 <3 Lizzie
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    • I did have a great time with the rents. I have missed them. And the dogs all had a good time together. If I hold my breath, so you think I would understand the hatemailers? <3 xxx

  2. Ha ha ha:
    “The book had taken longer than his marriage.”
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