The ancient adding machine sounded like it was chewing the paper. She mashed the buttons desperately. The second it was quiet, she ripped the tape. She compulsively folded it into eighths and ran.
She put it in the shoebox with the money. She finally had enough to stock the kitchen.
December has arrived, and with it the newest Hot Flash word: stock. This entry comes in on the nose at 50 words. When you take this one, you may use it as a verb or a noun, but you have to stay at 50 words or below.
We are in the final stretch. Just four short weeks before these flash words are gone. If you are new to the Flash in the Pan, stop by the page to get the whys and wherefores. We are heading into the new year with a huge number of flashes. Catch up, get ahead, but do not miss the deadline of December 31, 2012, at 2359 EDT (GMT -4).
No more entries will be accepted from new writers after that date. If you have not been by the page recently, you will be surprised how much it has grown!
Have you ever been on pins and needles to see if you had saved enough to get something? What was the first thing you remember saving money to buy? Are you saving money for something right now? What is the best surprise for someone else you saved to get?