Flash in the Pan

“Turn to the left.”

“Now, turn to the right.”

“No, stop smiling. These are mug shots, not glamour portraits.”

“Relax your hand or the scanner will smudge your prints.”

“Stay here while I get a coffee.”

“No, you may not have one until you are booked.”

Corporal Cavendish blew the steam off the top of the paper cup and held the report up so he could read it.

Disgusted, he dropped it on his desk and eyeballed his father-in-law. “Exactly what shall I tell your wife when she asks me what possessed you to flash the mayor?”


Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

All you get in December is 100 words. This flash nips the upper limit at 97. The word for this week is flash. A different sort of police adventure this is than last week.

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. One more week to get your flashes in order.

Happy Flashing!


Have you ever streaked or flashed someone? Did you get caught? What would you tell your mother-in-law? What if it was you?

Merry Christmas!

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  1. So sorry Red…but I think I am a bit lost here. Is the one who is being ordered around is the mayor?

    By the way, can I published my last stories after December? I can’t squeeze it because I have so many to share on the last week of December but I want to finish my Martha and John story with the current words
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  2. Tell her that I thought I had a trouser snake.
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  3. Flashing the Mayor indeed 😉
    Now I did not anticipate that
    for the ending 🙂 lol

    This is a wicked FTP Red 🙂
    Merry Christmas and a very
    Happy New Year in 2013 🙂

    Thank you for being one
    of my greatest friends Red 🙂

    Andro xxx

    • He is quite the scamp. 😉 I am glad to call you friend, Andro. You are a pleasure to have ’round. Merry Christmas.

      • Thank you my most wicked and great friend, hey and stop ringing that bloody bell so much, he will be tired out before he serves you that deliciously cooked Christmas dinner, and at the crack of a whip no doubt 😉 🙂 lol

        Be wicked Red, Be very wicked 😉 🙂

        Andro xxx

        • I intend to ring the bell until I have tennis elbow 😉 I would tell you to behave, but I am not one for the sound of my own voice. 😉 Happy Christmas!

  4. This one’s great fun. Merry Christmas Red!
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  5. Okay, now THIS one is my favorite flash!!! Thanks for a wonderful chuckle amidst my hundred reads for the day! My ‘cuppa’ was just plain old decaf tonight with a dollop of chuckle thanks to you. 😉
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    • Glad you got a laugh out of this one, Colleen. In case I do not make it out into the ‘sphere tomorrow, happy Christmas to you and yours <3 xxx

  6. You are so inventive and funny, Red!…Love this!
    I think I already submitted for the word, “flash.”
    Merry Christmas!
    ♥ xxx
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    • You would need to check the page. I can hardly keep up, as there are now so many. Happy Christmas, Deb. <3 xxx

  7. I was just trying to take his picture.
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  8. You always say so much in 100 words, Red. You’re so clever.
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  9. In laws can be such an embarrassment. Great little story Red
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  10. What a conundrum! Father-in-law flashing the mayor and his wife yet to hear about it. I wonder about the backstory. So much here to think about, Red. Four thumbs up! Loving this.
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    • Doesn’t it just smack of “Not again!”? LOL! I want to know what the MIL has to say when she finds out! Glad you liked this one.


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