Hot Flash

He punched buttons on the console. The robot shuddered to life and took its first tentative steps before crumbling into a heap of circuitry.

Head hung, thoughts racing, he heard: “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.”

Amidst the happy dance, he knew he had made the first comic bot.


November’s Hot Flash word isΒ dance. This offering comes it on the nose at 50 words.

If you would like to join the fun with the traditional Flash in the Pan words or the ultra shorts, Hot Flashes, simply drop by the FTP page for details (click the picture) and to catch up with some of your favorite flashing authors.

This flash is hot!

Where do you most often do the happy dance? Is it better with a partner? Does the happy dance require any sort of rhythm? Are you a flasher yet?

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  1. Can’t believe I’m here first. I never am!

    I’m flipping back and forth between screens and when I read this, I laughed out loud. Yes, I do that a lot, but this time, you’ve never heard anything like it. So totally unexpected. Super Duper Great. (sorry, I’m tired and my language skills are a little warped tonight) but genuine! Ha ha ha.
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    • I was hoping to get at least a chuckle out of someone. You have made my day, Tess. xxx

  2. This is a fantastic comic flash! I just love it, and it reminds me of the few liner jokes that so many comedians strive to write. This made me laugh out loud, too! Thanks πŸ™‚
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    • LOL! Never once considered myself a joke writer, although we are discussing my comedy tour in the WIP room! xxx

  3. Will comic bot now be the butt of all jokes?
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  4. haha! cool beans πŸ™‚ I do the happy dance where ever and when ever it is called for. Rythm? Aside from a butt wiggle ..that really needs to be controlled so it isn’t mistaken for a butt jiggle, whatever the spirit moves you in and heck yes i am a flasher.. I was born that way lol.. πŸ˜€
    Love and stuff
    <3 Lizzie
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    • Funny that…me, too! ROFL! The happy dance here resembles River Dance by the time we are done πŸ˜‰ <3

      • River Dance! Cool… I may have to add a little clogging (sans shoes of course) to my next one hahahaahah I have a great mental pic of you and the kiddles doing the river dance in your typical attire. woooooohoooo.. very coordinated you are though.. everyone is in step… oh gosh rolling on the floor… wiping tears from my eyes… whew.. tht deserves a happy dance right there…
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  5. Robotic dancing now where have I heard of that one πŸ™‚ This is a wicked offering Red and that Robot character is certainly flashing his circuits around, how very wicked of him πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

    • Ah, yes. Of course he would be a nudist. Did you expect otherwise??? *wicked giggles*

      • I am never surprised at your naughtiness Red but then I am enjoying all of your content and looking forward to some more enlightened offerings later on, I am of course restraining myself from adding anything too suggestive, but then you know how innocent I am so it’s okay πŸ™‚

        I have just read this
        one again, it’s great πŸ™‚

        Andro xxx

        • Ah, well, I am quite certain it will all be fuel for Friday Follies in the end πŸ˜‰ Glad you like this one.

  6. Love it! πŸ™‚

    A comic robot! LoL!!!

    Reminds me of Johnny 5 in Short Circuit! πŸ™‚

    Love and hugs!

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  7. I believe my favorite flash so far! You got a chuckle out of me. πŸ˜‰

    My husband used to do this bizarre little jumping around with his hands down by his side and called it his “happy dance”. It always made ME laugh, which was happy dancing on it’s own.
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    • Oh, that is terrific! Seeing others “Happy Dance” always makes me smile πŸ˜‰ Great to see you today. xxx

  8. Very funny, Red!
    My word limit at the moment is a hundred words… I will move on to the 50 word limit eventually, I hope, and then I’ll be able to have a go at these shorts!
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    • Check out some of the ones on the FTP page. There are quite a few with a 100 word limit πŸ˜‰

  9. Lol…poor robot πŸ˜‰
    Dance is a difficult word for me…but I’ll try to think of something
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    • Ah, now. I would think Kroten has a bit of a dance. If not, I know Papoe’s little running around self dances! <3

  10. Lol!!
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