Flash Fiction / Short Story – “Give Peace A Chance”

Hello friends.

You are in luck tonight – you’ve won the Flash Fiction / Short Story lottery!

I’ve written another Flash Fiction piece that I was going to submit into a competition but I missed the deadline therefore I am sharing it with you all instead.

I used the picture prompt below to create this piece and I hope you enjoy it.

Sad Woman

“Give Peace A Chance” by David Ellis

A war of voices inside my head.

Marching up and down, spinning their batons, trying to make me take notice, preening peacocks in the pursuance of fragile moments from the past, attacking with no mercy and leaving in their wake exposed raw emotion.

The pressure is getting too much, I fear I may shatter all at once, cheap glass with nothing to show for it, savor the pieces of good intentions and best laid plans.

This head that I clutch has been through a lot, a miscarriage, a failed business, an acrimonious divorce but I have always held myself with gentle grace and courage.

Grass beneath my feet feels so cool, wet and comforting in this disparate heat, it brushes against my tender arches, making me tingle and sigh, a release valve forged from nature itself.

I will not listen to their criticism, I am better than them, they will not turn me against myself, for if left unchecked, we are our own worst enemy.

The only cure for this war is peace through confidence.



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13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction / Short Story – “Give Peace A Chance”

  1. I’m glad you liked it my sweet Aurora. I wrote it intending to be a powerful statement for women. I think it came out very well despite the word restriction. Thank you for your wonderful praise my lovely lady 🙂

  2. Thank you for this friend. It’s always nice to see a few people that like my posts well enough to reference them to other people.

    • You are most welcome Shade. I just took a peek at your blog and enjoyed the poetry that you put out. Keep at it, you have a great talent worth sharing with the world often. Thank you for reading, I appreciate it.

      • No problem. That’s what this site is for. The sharing of talents of writing, and talents like it, that are worth others seeing in the world.

    • Hey there Kiwi, thank you for reading and enjoying my story, it is very much appreciated. I am always keen to promote the work and talent of other bloggers, which is primarily why I include the links on my posts. Your comment is lovely so thank you for taking the time to reach out and have a great day.

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