Flash in the Pan

howling wolfSomewhere in the distance a wolf bayed. With a wry smile she thought, Calling to his mate.

The television droned softly, a commercial for engagement rings. She set out the ingredients for dinner.  As she chopped the vegetables, the show resumed. The wedding would surely cause more drama for the characters.

She set a glass of wine on the end table and picked up her book, eighth in the romance series. After a few chapters and one refill, she snapped off the lamp.

Her robe draped over a chair. The cool sheets felt good against her bare legs when she stretched out to set the alarm clock.

She heard the wolf again. When he nuzzled her neck, she awoke confused by the dream. She lifted her head and spied pups sleeping nearby in a pile.

She wondered, With so many in their pack, how are they ever lonely?

Welcome to "Flash in the Pan"

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

January is gone. The newest Hot Flash word is out. In celebration of the short month, February’s word limit is the highest at 150. Today’s flash tops out at 148. This week’s word is lonely.

The first and second editions are already available at the RedmundPro Book Store. Pick up your copies today. The first edition ebooks are free.

If you would like to join the Flash in the Pan production, click on Flash in the Pan just below the banner. The third edition will hold 250 entries. Do you have flashes to share? Link back to this post or the FTP page to join.

Happy Flashing!

Was the dream a surprise? Have you ever dreamed you were an animal? If so, which one? Are you flashing this quarter? Do you have a copy of one of the FTP books?

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  1. This is a fantastic effort
    and I have enjoyed reading it 🙂

  2. Subtle yet grabbed my attention. So much going on. I’m not surprised she was confused when she woke up. She is the lonely one.

    Wicked good, Red.
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    • This one was quite fun. When I began, I had no idea who she was…just she was alone. Glad to see you today, Tess. xxx

  3. Nice piece Red! 🙂

    God Bless!

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    • Thank you, Ian. One of these days, you are going to pop off with some more flash. You need to post the cover to the first FTP at your place. You are in it!

  4. Sometimes I dream I’m a human. Sort of a nightmare, actually.
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  5. I’ll be writing flash this quarter. I can’t say I’ve ever dreamt I was an animal. Usually human conflicts in my dreams. Sometimes I even solve some. <3
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  6. I like the thought, too, ‘with so many in the pack how are they ever lonely?’ If not loneliness (our interpretation of why they bay) then why do they howl??
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  7. My sister, this was so marvelously done. How could she be lonely indeed, with so many.
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  8. Yes it was a surprise ending Red, and have I ever dreamed I was an animal… No but have dreamed of being a bird.. and have lots of flying dreams as a human…
    I think I missed your birthday while I have been away … So many happy returns Red… ..

    Wishing you well and a Happy bright new week…

    Hope those Pups dont keep you awake too long at night 🙂

    Love and Hugs Sue
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    • Methinks they will quieten without much trouble. I do so love flying. I fly as well in my dreams. Not as often as a bird as a dragon. Thank you for the unbirthday wishes. They make the celebration last longer. <3 xxx

  9. Beautifully done. I really luke the wolf touch in the story.

    I am thinking of doing a short with FTP words in each paragraph…it that ok to share it in Ftp, Red?

  10. Oh I love it, Red.
    I’ve never dreamed I was an animal but I’d love to. Must be a super interesting experience.
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