Flash in the Pan

Peals of laughter rolled across the yard and through the living room window. They were playing tag.

“I should be it first. I can catch all of them,” he muttered.

A little girl shrieked. “I coulda caught her.”

“Aww!” The disappointment in the boy’s word was overcome by excitement in his voice.

“Little brother got caught.” He put his arm over his head to see his watch.

Before he could focus on it, Mom said, “Three more minutes before you can get your nose out of the corner.”

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

The upper word limit for November is 125 words. This flash comes in at 88. The word for this week is corner. Today, I chose noun over verb. Which one will you choose?

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. We are nearing the half-way point for this edition of the FTP.

Happy Flashing!


Did your parents believe in the corner or was it one of your teachers? Were you a tag player? Who was the best it?

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  1. I had a teacher that put you in the corner with blocks under your feet to keep your heels up. Corner’s weren’t big at mother’s or my grandparents. My grandmother was firm believer in the old fashioned arse whooping.
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  2. Mothers sure know how to mess with you and botch up your fun. ARG.

    Ouch for the switch. Sounds familiar…but it was father, not mother whose suggestion was ‘switch’. Ouch!

    Like this take on a game of tag.
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    • I needed to do at least one which was childlike. I have the suspense close to sewn up. Darkness. I have it by the truckload. It was time for something lighter. 😉 Somewhere along the way, I need to do one which is childish.

  3. hahaha…that’s very funny!! They were caught by their mommy…scariest person in the world 😉

    I haven’t got any idea for my next flash yet 🙁
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