The First Coming

For some time I’ve been toying with the idea of writing some fiction. I don’t want to take on too much, so the flash fiction genre seems an ideal place to start. Flash fiction has several definitions, but I’m taking the most restrictive (and easiest to finish!): stories of 100 words maximum. This is my first effort to be shared, and you may recognise where I borrowed the idea from: it’s a modern day reworking of a well-known story! I hope you like it.


“You what?!” screamed Mary, at the Stranger who had just appeared from nowhere. “I can’t be! I’ve never done it with anyone, not even Joe.”

“Trust me,” the Stranger said, “I have it on the highest authority.”

“No f***ing way!” Mary shouted, and stomped off angrily.

But on the way home she started thinking more calmly; “Maybe it’ll be OK, Joe and I both want kids.” But then reality dawned: he’d never believe her. There was only one thing for it: she was going to need a new trackie and to get her teeth done for the Jeremy Kyle Show.


20 thoughts on “The First Coming

  1. Well done, and very clever, Clive. I find the short pieces MUCH more difficult than the longer ones, however. I could probably write an entire novel in the time it would take me to edit a piece of fiction DOWN to under 100 words – lol.
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  2. Reblogged this on Take It Easy and commented:

    I was tidying up some of my old posts, and came across this one from a couple of years ago, well before most current readers had joined me. As I said at the time, it isn’t exactly an original story, but it was my first ever effort at any kind of fiction, so please be kind to me!

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