Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the fifty-fifth piece in this series. This week’s is a 133-worder by erotica and horror author Angie Sargenti. This story will be podcasted in episode 19 (Sunday 30th December).
Good old auntie.
She always wanted to live in a snowy kind of place, so I did the best I could. I gave her a nice, pretty scarf and a puffy down jacket and a new pair of skis, and she was on her way.
“Get what you can out of the bastards,” she told me, just before she left. “How else can you afford a place like this? The taxes alone’ll kill you.”
Hell, some people live past ninety and still get paid.
Why not auntie?
Besides, she’s happy as a clam now. Every time I see her, she’s got a big smile on her face.
Homespun cryonics is what I call.
They’ll call it sticking my dead aunt in the freezer so I can cash her Social Security checks.
I asked Angela what prompted this piece and she said…
One time I had writer’s block so I was goofing around on the web and found a site with one word prompts. I pasted the ones I liked into a document in two columns, and homespun and cryonics just happened to be next to each other at the tops of the columns. Seeing them together like that just sparked the story for me and I wrote it down right away.
I love it when that happens (every other Monday in my writing workshop :)). Thank you, Angela.
She has penned dozens of erotica stories for sites such as For The Girls, Oysters & Chocolate, and Every Night Erotica, and has recently served as guest-editor for a month-long issue of Leo DeGraunce.
Her main focus is on erotica, but she also admits to a fondness for horror—especially the zombie genre, as evidenced by her recent story, “Man Meat”, which was featured on Thrillers, Killers and Chillers.
Her story “My Special Day” appears in the recently-published anthology, My First Threesome.
Her two sexy e-books, Working Out the Kinks and Start Me Up: A Collection of Erotic Love Stories are now available at Amazon.
You can find out more about Angela and her writing at http://www.angiesargenti.blogspot.com, http://www.amazon.com/author/angelasargenti, http://pinterest.com/angiesargenti, and @angiesargenti on Twitter.
If you’d like to submit your 1,000-word max. stories for consideration for Flash Fiction Friday take a look here.
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