Flash Fiction Friday – Now It’s Your Turn

May 23, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase “well’s gone dry.” Is it a real well or a metaphorical well? Why is it dry? What is the consequence, and to whom? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.


Now It’s Your Turn – by Hugh W. Roberts

“Every second of his days had been like hell. Even when he had slept, his dreams would not allow the agony to subside. He’d have to wash his bedding every other day because of the hot night sweats, but they had been the least of his problems.”

Turning to the middle-aged man beside her, Tanya continued talking.

“You can all be like him if you want. You can stand up and face head-on the problem you all have in common. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Wells, and Wells’s gone dry. He conquered being an alcoholic. Now it’s your turn.”

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Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – Now It’s Your Turn

    1. Thank you.

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      1. It doesn’t need a lot of words to convey profound and important thoughts. It is in the choice of the words and you have that skill and empathy, Hugh.

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