My post for today is in response to a Flash Fiction challenge by Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch Literary Community (see the challenge here). The idea is to write a complete story in exactly 99 words, no more, no less. This week’s challenge was to write a story about PASTA. The following is my first attempt at Flash Fiction. It’s a lot harder than I thought! Thanks, Charli, for the challenge!
“Mary? I’m Dr. Cavat. Please have a seat.”
Mary considered the couch, then chose the stuffed chair.
“What brings you here, Mary?”
Mary burst into tears.
“I see you’re upset.”
“Sorry. It’s just that … I’ve been dreaming about PASTA!”
“Well, sometimes pasta is just pasta.”
Instantly, Mary felt better. After paying, she asked, “By the way, are you related to Dick Cavat?”
“No. That’s Cavett, with an e and two t’s. My real name’s Cavatelli … like the pasta!”
After Mary left, Dr. Cavat lay down on the couch and started dictating:
“I’ve been dreaming about a woman named Mary.”