Microfiction: New Year

For the Friday Fictioneers, A short story of less than 100 words (92 for this one). Lots of stories to read on the site.

PHOTO PROMPT ยฉ Shaktiki Sharma



The door swung closed behind him, dulling the sound of riotous celebration inside, though the sharp sounds of laughter and cheering, corks popping and firecrackers spluttering filled the street. He stood on the curb side, following the chain of street lights to where they ended in darkness on the edge of town. Beyond was another world.

In the club, his girl had already moved on. He shrugged his backpack higher on his shoulders and smiled to himself when he realised he didnโ€™t care. The last street light twinkled. Beyond was another world.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

32 thoughts on “Microfiction: New Year”

  1. Dear Jane,

    First a hearty welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Some of us find this exercise in brevity highly addictive.
    I really enjoyed your piece of fiction. With the apt descriptions I felt like I was there. Well done and I look forward to reading more from you.



  2. Great write for flash fiction – and you pulled it off under the 100 – so cheers! Tells the story just right ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. indeed – a wish for better moments, thoughts, ideas to come …. it’s the very least we can ask for 2017!

      2. 2016 was a “9” year – lots of endings and turbulence – and so, with a “1” year on the horizon, it’s about beginnings and changes … and hopefully much better opportunities and chances …..

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