It’s flash fiction time again – yay! Veronica Forand wants us to write 100 words using Spring, coffee, and lizard. If you’ve joined me from A.S. Fenichel, what did you think of her take? Here’s my attempt:
Careful not to disturb her sleeping husband, she slid open the patio doors and stepped onto the tiny tiled balcony. The Mexican morning sun held only a hint of the heat it would have by midday yet felt wonderful on her winter-pale skin.
She lifted the thick white porcelain mug to her lips, savouring the rich, dark scent of the fresh-brewed coffee. A flicker of movement caught her attention and she smiled at the sight of a tiny lizard scurrying straight up the wall into an almost invisible crack near the ceiling.
Back home, Spring was weeks, if not months away, with snow piled to the eaves and temperatures cold enough to freeze her bones. But for the next seven days she would relax in the sun, re-energize her soul and reconnect with the love of her life.
I cheated a bit (it’s over the word count). Let me know what you think. And now I invite you to move on to PJ Fiala and see what she came up with.