A Warm Welcome – 100 Word Flash Fiction

Jane’s special day had come again and she bounced through the house with renewed vigor.  It seemed like a lifetime had passed since she felt this strong. Her illness had dissipated. An old memory skittered back to her like flipping to a page in her blue velvet album. “Where is everyone? No matter. I’ll make my own birthday cake.” Jane hummed as she opened and shut the painted cupboard doors searching for the familiar ingredients.



Chelsea glanced towards the sound in the empty kitchen of the old Victorian home and asked her real estate agent, “Do you smell cake?”


 It is a big birthday month for our family so I thought I would give all of my loved ones a big shout-out with a paranormal twist!

Happy Birthday Danny, Kelly, Patty and Marilyn from your twisted wife, mother, sister and daughter-in-law!

There are more birthdays this month than any other during the year.

Are you celebrating any November birthdays?

Homemade Birthday Cake by S. Lindau

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35 Responses to A Warm Welcome – 100 Word Flash Fiction

  1. skipoflipo says:

    Reblogged this on fannyyyyyy and commented:
    its nice


  2. The Hook says:

    Great work! You have a gift, young woman.


  3. That’s the best piece of flash fiction i’ve ever read – Wow!

    By the way you’ve won a book in my giveaway. Daniel Silva is spoken for you and have next pick, which would you like? :)


  4. susielindau says:

    Thanks Debra!
    Well you have a little time to prepare then!


  5. Debra Kristi says:

    Very fun! I loved it! No November birthdays here. But we got one coming up right at the beginning of December!


  6. susielindau says:

    Thank you Pamela! I am glad you came by for a slice! Hahaha! I will pass along the birthday wishes!


  7. Susie,

    I love flash fiction, such a great way to get the creativity flowing! And what better way to start than with Birthday Cake! I enjoyed your post and wanted to eat your cake. :) Happy Birthday to all the folks in your world who are celebrating! And, happy writing!


  8. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Susie,

    Cake or death? Now who said that?

    Very nice piece. (Pun intended.)




  9. Mmm… Now I want cake! ;) Thanks for the story, Susie! And happy birthday to all.

    My dad, brother-in-law, two friends and 2 nieces had their birthdays this past week. Whew! And my youngest sister had her first baby. Lots to celebrate indeed. Cake…here I come!


  10. conniemaria says:

    I enjoyed your story – felt like I could see it happening! :) Best birthday wishes!


  11. Cool story! Loved the ending. Makes me want to know what happens in the house after it’s sold. :)

    Our big birthday months are March and July. :)


  12. Madison Woods says:

    Another scorpio here :) Mine’s next week, too, on the 15th. Are you a November gal, too?

    Loved how subtle your paranormal was – felt normal until the last sentences!


  13. What a fun tribute!

    I, too, am a full blooded Scorpio.

    I’ll be 44 next week on 11/18.

    Ack. Glurg. When did this happen?

    When is YOUR b’day, darlin’?


    • susielindau says:

      Thank you!
      Happy almost birthday! I just got back from celebrating with my sister.
      Scorpio is a great sign and I seem to get along really well with them~
      Mine isn’t until April and would love to be 44 again! Hahaha!


  14. Robin Hawke says:

    This was fun, love the skittering, Victorian, humming.



  15. Sheilagh Lee says:

    I loved this.My dear departed mother’s birthday was November 15 and we still celebrate and remember her life that day. My great nephew is the 16th and my great niece’s is the 29.


  16. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful birthday story. My grandson turns 4 on Tuesday and mine is on Wednesday. I’ll have to show him that Three Stooges clip–he’ll get a bang out it!


  17. Jan Morrill says:

    I love the ending, and liked the way you dropped subtle clues in the beginning that I didn’t see until I went back and read again. Kind of like “Sixth Sense!”


  18. Shannon Esposito says:

    I smell cake! Chocolate cake! We have all our birthdays in Dec & January so just keep the party going! Happy Birthday to your family members!


  19. Oh, this was fun! Just the kind of surprise I love!!!! Happy Birthday to all the November babies!!!


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