Max and Mouse: 99-Word Flash Fiction

This week’s prompt over at was to write a romance in 99 words (no more, no less). While this pedometer geek stayed within the parameters, it was difficult to only write that short a story. It really needs to be fleshed out. Alas…here is my entry on romance.

Max and Mouse

Max and Mouse met the day he moved next door, and they became best friends. Max said, “I am going to marry you, Mouse.”

Years of school changed his affections; while he was always dating someone, he and Mouse remained close.

After college graduation, Micha found herself in her new apartment when Max called about the class reunion. “No, I’m not going, Max,” she said.

“You are,” he replied. “Because I’ll bug until you do.”

Weeks later, Micha found herself at the reunion. Max was astounded by the changes in his Mouse. Would she still marry him, he wondered.

Nancy Brady, 2019

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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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4 Responses to Max and Mouse: 99-Word Flash Fiction

  1. Jules says:

    Too cute. 🙂


    • Thanks. I truncated a piece I started writing years ago, but with a system reboot, I lost the file and never tried to write it again. I still think there could be a story (obviously, much longer), but I don’t know if I am disciplined enough to stick it out. Come to think of it, I have several that fit into that category. Started, but then abandoned. Alas…

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  2. Thanks, JP. I appreciate it and will read it soon.


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