Blogflash 2012: Frustration

I’ve often said writing flash fiction is like an addiction (such as in this guest post I wrote when I was featured on Laura Howard’s lovely blog). Trying to do this Blog Flash challenge is like shoveling big clods of mud out of a wet hole; it’s worthwhile, but sometimes the impediments move faster than you do.

Yet I slog ahead. Day 5’s word is Frustration.


She’d waited so long for this day.

It had been a hundred years to the very hour since she and Edouard had sat on the edge of the Fountain de la Mer in the Place de la Concorde.

True love’s kiss: a moment of perfection. When she opened her eyes again, she was transformed, her skin hardened to stone.

Today, a couple sat at the fountain’s edge. Her eyes were fixed on them. He kissed her; she slapped him and left.

The mist from the fountain slid down her face like tears.

Beside her, Edouard stared on in stony silence.


  1. Angela
    Aug 16, 2012


    I don’t care how many days behind you are, I hope you keep doing these. I LOVE THEM.

    That is all. :)

    • Anna Meade
      Aug 16, 2012

      With charming commenters like yourself egging me on, how can I not? 😉

  2. injaynesworld
    Aug 16, 2012

    You take your readers to such extraordinary places. This is wonderful.

    • Anna Meade
      Aug 16, 2012

      Oh Jayne, thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope you’ll keep checking back, so much more flash to come! <3

  3. Lisa Shambrook
    Aug 16, 2012

    Such beauty and such loss…

  4. Rakel Sampson
    Aug 17, 2012

    Oh yes. I just adore this one. Your mind does wonders.

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