Flash Fiction Friday: Just the Two of Us

Flash Fiction Friday

Thanks for stopping in this Friday for another dose of Flash Fiction. 

This week's picture is a photo by Dan Skinner and is used with his permission. 

Just the Two of Us

"Donovan, we need to talk." Sage leaned against Mickey.
"I'm listening." Cool air brushed his cheek, ruffled his hair.
"I'm ready." He grinned broadly.
"I knew you'd get here. He'll be good for you." The wind picked up, whipped his hair about. "I love you."
"So, this is good–bye?"  
"One last thing. Tell him if he's not prince fucking charming the rest of your life, I'll come back and haunt him."
"I'm sitting right here. I can hear you two." Mickey completed the heart Sage drew with a sweep.
"I want you to." The wind faded leaving them alone.

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Mischa knew his brothers were up to something. He didn't know it would lead him to Donovan Holloway and change his carefree lifestyle forever.

Donovan Holloway, advertising executive, newly made vice president of the company where he's worked for twenty years, grew up in a free love hippie commune, taking care of the parents who should have been taking care of him. He's worked hard to put himself through school and achieve the American dream. All he's ever wanted was a normal family life—house in the suburbs, two cars, two kids, a shaggy dog. A family to come home to—to care for, and to care for him.

Mischa Blake is the green eyed, liberally-pierced, black-haired, Mohawk-wearing spoiled youngest son of a Hollywood producer and his actress wife. Mischa has made a terrible mistake. In a fit of childish pique, he's accepted a dare from his older brothers. The dare? Live on his own, supporting himself completely for a year without accessing his trust fund. No problem. Except Mischa has never worked a day in his life, hasn't finished college, and has absolutely no skills that he can bring to the table.

So when he sees Donovan's ad for a housekeeper/gardener, he has nothing to lose by applying, because really...how hard can it be?


  1. Love this flash fiction...could easily see a short story developing from this! *hugs* great!

  2. So sad and so sweet at the same time. I absolutely love this one. I wanted to know why it's goodbye and why he said "I'll come back and haunt him". This could very easily be a good story.

  3. Ah, that was awesome and so creative!! Yes, you should develop this further. Would love to know how they got there!!

  4. Wow! Completely different. A little eerie. Well done

  5. Nicely done, Lee! Touching and moving.

  6. That was really good. Thanks Lee! Happy Friday!

  7. I loved this! It was just right. The romance, the spirit of a past love feeling like he can move on. Incredible! Terrific flash. Keep 'em coming!

  8. What a beautifully haunting post! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Great flash Lee. As always. I love your work!

    SLira aka Michael mandrake

  10. Great thought provoking fff, lots going on here, well done!


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