Flash Fiction: When Life Gives You Lemons

To say Josh had been inundated with bad luck would be an understatement: his transmission terminated; the boss made him work overtime, without extra pay; and his girlfriend dumped him, saying he loved Jiu-Jitsu more than her.

Josh’s troubles disappeared in the breeze while gliding on his longboard to practice. His mind was absorbed in the moment, and the board’s polyurethane wheels flattened the troublesome bumps along the way.

After several hours of strangling one another, Josh, carrying his board up the steep hill toward home, was more mentally prepared to tackle the lemons life threw at him.

Word Count: 99

Prompted from Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://carrotranch.com/2020/04/30/april-30-flash-fiction-challenge-2/.

Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/rdp-friday-overtime/.

Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/01/fowc-with-fandango-inundated/.

4 comments

  1. I like how you used the longboard as a way to sort out problems. I especially liked this line: “… the board’s polyurethane wheels flattened the troublesome bumps along the way.”

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