Flash Fiction: Thingy Box

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.


Note: I had to read other stories to realise the box in the image is actually a fridge. HA HA!


MUSE: You’re overthinking it.

TANNILLE: I know, it’s been a crap afternoon. The creative spark dead.

MUSE: Dealing with f-wits will do that.

TANNILLE: F-wits? Since when do you censor?

MUSE: You want the world to know of your fondness for four-letter words?

TANNILLE: I think they know already.

MUSE: Focus… The prompt.

TANNILLE: Barbie’s camper van?

MUSE: Not pink.

TANNILLE: Ken’s camper van? I think I see a toilet in the window.

MUSE: Still, too masculine… Alien technology?


MUSE: Ghosts in a box?

TANNILLE: Who are you going to call?

MUSE: Ghostbusters!


    1. Must admit a stared at the screen blank for a while. When stuck on these prompts I just type and that’s only when the muse character comes out. Yay, something.

      Thanks R!


  1. I love when you are “stuck” – if it consoles you any, I didn’t look at the top of the “box” and thought it was a CPU lying down…never saw the fridge either.

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      1. Sort of. I’ve kind of created an inner character from my inner voice, instead of one inner voice I split it in two for these stories. It’s also, a bit like writing dialogue and free flowing writing. Not sure my madness makes any sense haha.


  2. Pandora’s Box

    I found it in the corner of the paddock. It wasn’t there last week. At first I was curious but something about that box stayed my hand. No sound came from it and the only indication of its origin was what looked like GOV stenciledon its side. When I looked closer, the “G” might have been a “C”. COV-what I pondered. That box will stay there, unopened. After all COVID whatever had to come from somewhere, didn’t it?

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  3. I’m with you on this one. It took me 8 hours to come up with 100 words. My muse was like, ”

    I did see the fridge, though. I just so happens to look exactly like mine, except for the lying on the side of the road part.

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    1. I have a rule: don’t spend too long on flash, just write. The muse character was born from this, steps in when I am stuck (lucky).

      If I’d seen a fridge I predict I would have taken the story to a dark place and “I’m trying” to be light hearted these days.

      Glad your muse came to the party, even if it 8 hours late!

      Thanks N

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    1. Me too. The box reminded me of that machine they use capture ghost from the Ghostbuster’s franchise. Unfortunately I couldn’t come up a story (beginning, middle & end), so the muse stepped up. 😀

      Thanks B


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