Published April 15, 2018 by rochellewisoff

I can’t believe I’m doing this. Blame it on my good friend Dale and her friends Marc and  Karen.  All I can say is, “Oy.” Normally, I’m not a fan of doing prompts that require certain words. For whatever reason the muse wrestled me to the ground this morning and challenged me. Happy Sunday.

The required words are: Jesus, holy water, drive-thru, twinkies, wine, dinosaurs, passion, busybody, clubhouse, cross, absolution

Genre: Hysterical Fiction

Word Count: 150


“Don’t cross me this morning,” Miriam staggered to the kitchen table. “I had too much wine last night at the clubhouse.”

Yosi passed her a plate of Twinkies. “Here, mommy. Breakfast of champions.”

Biting into one of the golden cakes, she let the cream filling melt on her tongue. At that moment the phone rang.

The voice on the other end shrilled with passion. “Good morning, Miriam.”

Miriam rolled her eyes. Oy. It’s that busybody Mary-Agnes. Probably going to preach to me about Jesus and how I can find absolution.”

Agnes continued, seemingly unaware that Miriam had only groaned a greeting. “Father O’Malley tripped over the holy water this morning in church. Totally drenched a kid playing with  his plastic dinosaurs on the front row.”

Choking on her coffee, Miriam finally said, “I have to go, Aggie. They’re having a special on gefilte fish and fries at the Kosher drive-thru.”



31 comments on “JUST KILL ME ALREADY

    • Dear Dale,

      I’m blaming this one on you. 😉 Just because you did it, i had to be a copycat and do it, too. Don’t jump off a bridge. Who knows? I might feel it was my place to copy you again. Right? Of course, right!
      In any event, I’m glad this worked and it was kind of fun to try. Thank you, my friend.




      • Well, I for one, am sure glad you did. Sometimes it’s fun to “spur of the moment” jump in!
        Only bridge is jump off is a low one with deep water – like at my mom’s up north😊. Super safe or no.

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  • There is something special about Sunday mornings. Sunday’s unique value proposition generates its own genre = Hysterical Fiction. I’m glad your Sunday morning teased these words inside your brain. I can’t wait to read what genres are created on the other six days. Bravo! Thanks for playing.

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  • Bwahahaha!

    I love it! Not bad for someone who had to be wrestled into doing it by her muse! I have a feeling you had a certain individual’s inspiration . . . maybe? She’s quite persuasive.

    I only wish I hadn’t already eaten breakfast, because I still have a few Twinkies left in the cupboard . . .

    Love this!

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    • Dear Francine,

      I don’t know that I’d have tried this if Dale hadn’t and done it well besides. I’ve read so many of these that I thought were simply awful. At any rate, it was kind of fun to do something different. Thank you for the encouragement. 😀




  • I’ve told you before, Rochelle, that Dale can be trouble. Good job nailing the prompt, I would say “I’m impressed’, but I would expect no less from a seasoned flash fiction writer like yourself. And, how often do you get to use the words ‘Jesus’, ‘cross’, and ‘holy water’ in one of your stories???

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