Posts Tagged ‘hiding in plain sight’

Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as three hundred words, while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction. –Wikipedia

Friday Fictioneers asks for stories of extreme brevity, a mere 100-words, chosen with care for maximum impact. Feel free to write and and/or read. Read by clicking on the blue link critter at the end of my story or participate by going to the website of our hostess, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields:

The photo for this week’s story is mine, from a trip to New York City earlier this year. Please honor my copyright.


Genre: Sci-fi.
As always, my word count is 100.

Flying Her Colors

She’d always hidden in plain, or not at all plain, sight, gathering her information brazenly at parties and soirees.

The day they took her, someone hung her dress defiantly from the balcony. The photo, prudently anonymous in origin, became iconic.

They shipped her off-planet after hooking her on alderone, more addictive than meth from the old days.

The day she died (word somehow smuggled back), dresses blossomed like exotic flowers from balconies and fire escapes. The traitor hung as well, quite publicly. Police searched fruitlessly for the culprits.

The resistance strengthened and flourished, its flag the color of her dress.