Best Friends: A 99-word Flash Fiction

Best Friends

Suddenly, Cora Kingston moved away. Brokenhearted, she married the first man she met. The truth was that she would always love John, her best friend.

They became fast friends from the time they met. John and Cora played together from building tree forts to playing checkers to talking.

During their teens they were encouraged to go to school dances with other students. Despite this, they remained best friends, pledging their love to each other.

When John asked for Cora’s hand in marriage, her father said, β€œNo. It was a secret I hoped never to reveal, but you’re my son.

Nancy Brady, 2018

This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch ( is to write a story (99-words, no more, no less) based on a tombstone that refers to Cora Kingston and her best friend John Yendow. For more background on the prompt, check it out and even consider letting your muse take you in whatever direction you desire.


About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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12 Responses to Best Friends: A 99-word Flash Fiction

  1. Nice! πŸ™‚

    It was like in the song Shame and Scandal! πŸ˜€

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  2. Jules says:

    Posted a comment at CR. I’d email you but I’m having issues sending/replying as soon as it is resolved I’ll do my best to explain how I did the adding of the ‘stuff’. At least the way I do it. I’m sure there is more than one way.

    Hugs, Jules

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  3. calmkate says:

    ooh nice twist, unwitting brother and sister attracted … sadly happens often in adoption cases …

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