Friday, November 11, 2011

Golden Ghost Flower

The following 100-word Friday Flash Fiction is based on the photo prompt provided by Madison Woods. Visit her blog at to read her flash fiction for today and find links to other authors participating in this weekly event.

“What’s that?” Baxter asked.
“How should I know? Do I look like a botanist?” I replied
“No, you look like a smart-ass, and you smell like one too.”
“Well, it’s obviously a plant of some sort, maybe a flower.”
“You don’t reckon it’s an aphrodisiac do you?”
“Why don’t you eat it and find out? I’d enjoy watching you howl at the moon all night and running wild like you were chasing a bitch in heat.”
Baxter bent low and sniffed the plant. “It might be poisonous.”
“Could be,” I replied. “Let’s just hike our legs and mark it.”


  1. Russell, I ALWAYS look forward to reading yours for a smile. You have the best dialogue!

  2. Hahahaaa! Loved it! You got me at the end! :)

  3. LOL, gives me a new appreciation for wrinkled noses! Robin

  4. Hahahaha, I sure hope these two dogs weren't ahead of me on the trail!

  5. Russell, you certainly put a twist on things. Loved this!!

  6. I'm not going to be picking your flowers! LOL well done. :D

  7. Pretty well written for such a naughty piece, you devil you. Something about that prompt brought our the worst in conception in you and me, not in the writing, but just a bit earthy in our perceptions...

  8. I didn't even get the hint with the bitch in heat comment! You got me!

  9. Hahahaha!
    You got me too. Love it.

  10. Dear Russell,

    This was a very imaginative and well rendered story. Good job.