The Final Countdown- #FictioninAFlash #Challenge

This week’s Fiction in A Flash Challenge

I’ve been enjoying the many posts inspired by Soooz Burke’s wonderful prompts to the Fiction in A Flash Challenge and decided to give it a try. You can read more and join in here.

The Final Countdown




Any moment now and the final performance of my career will begin. I can’t complain, I’ve had a good run, but I wish I was more prepared.

I’ve wasted so many opportunities. Chances to live, love, create meaningful connections.

Instead, I’m here the way I’ve been most of my life- alone.

It’s not all bad though.

I’m more successful than I could have dreamed. People know my name. They cheer for me. Buy tickets to see me.

I’m famous.

I wonder if any of that will matter now.


The gates open and I step through.

My afterlife begins.

26 Replies to “The Final Countdown- #FictioninAFlash #Challenge”

  1. Thanks so much for this great take on this week’s prompt, Jacqui! I’m so delighted you joined in the fun, and hope that future prompts will ignite your muse again. 😊 I’ll be featuring your post on the challenge site, shortly.

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  2. Sometimes, I wish we knew when the final countdown comes. Would I then start living my life as if it’s the last day? On the other hand, I also see that not knowing is a safety net. I wonder if there is a new beginning or if we simply start all over again?
    A nice piece of flash fiction, Jacquie. It got me thinking.

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    1. Now you’ve got ME thinking, lol. In ways, I’d like the chance to start over again and maybe correct mistakes I’ve made (and retain family ties), but a fresh start is tempting, as well. A chance to be all that I can be- so to speak 🙂

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  3. I commented several days ago and it hasn’t appeared. I was delighted to feature this on the Challenge site. I hope my prompts ignite your muse again, Thanks for taking part, Jacquie. 😊

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    1. I’m talking with the WordPress engineers now, hopefully they can fix the issue.
      Thank you, Soooz! It’s nice to get away from my own WIP for a while and come up with a new concept 😊


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