What the? 150 Word Flash Fiction

farm house

Chapter 1  – High Hopes

“Now, let me see. Wash the windows.” Minnie’s list-making was interrupted by a low rumble. “Is it the end of days? On April 20th?” She shuffled over to the window in her pink fluffy slippers and peered out at the dust storm rising up over the hill.

“Oh my, oh my!” With her hair in curlers and still dressed in a housecoat, she grabbed her shotgun.

She hiked over the hill and gawked at the vehicles driving into the south pasture. Music blared from car stereos and there was a distinctive odor.  She spun around, stormed back to the farmhouse, and called the sheriff.


After a long day of shooing away trespassers, Minnie finally sat down on her front porch and began to rock. She pulled a metal case out of her pocket, made herself a cigarette, and lit it up. “For medicinal purposes only. Dang glaucoma,” she said and then inhaled.

Have you ever had unexpected or unwelcome guests?


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  1. Great post – the pink fuzzy slippers and a rifle – she is a spitfire that Minnie – ha! Have a Great Weekend! We usually have encounters with the local wildlife, like Mr. Coyote yesterday morning and the birds are just nuts trying to make nests everywhere.


    1. Thanks Renee!
      We have coyotes too. My daughter is nannying this weekend and is taking the kids to the zoo. I warned her that it is mating season and laughed really hard of course. She said, “Well that will be awkward…”
      Have a great weekend too!


  2. Glaucoma or Glock coma? Judging by her wielding of the shotgun…

    Dang weeds keep springing up, requiring tending and removal.

    Seriously, this nation would do itself a world of good if it recognised the fact this current illegal approach is a dangerous farce. I won’t go near the stuff now, haven’t in 27 years, but our law causes far more problems than it solves.

    My bunkie at the camp… ten years for growing the stuff. Sound right?


    1. Oh wow! Thanks so much Darla! I really appreciate that. I can only hope and am still working on the rewrite of my first book.
      Have a great weekend! It must be warming up a little, even in Maine!


  3. Good continuation of the story! Loved the way Minnie’s character turned around in this one! Wonder what the boys of the last chapter would do now… Will be looking forward to next Friday! 🙂


  4. OMG, that’s such an interesting music! I love it – where do you find this stuff?? Loved your story too, Susie.


    1. This video through my daughter. Others I found by cruising through Youtube. I love these girls. They are sisters and have a really interesting story. You can check out their interviews through Youtube.
      Thanks Madison!


      1. Okay, I went back and read the first one and now I like this on a whole new level. Potts Farm seems like a dangerous place to light up with Minnie in town. Quite ironic indeed — whatever the hell that means…


  5. I didn’t make a comment last time because I couldn’t think of anything great to say, but I loved the last two posts.

    I don’t feel as bad for Minnie now Tough old broad on drugs with a gun. Formidable.


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