A Chicago Thing: Friday Fictioneers 18 Sept 2020 Flash Fiction

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Flash Fiction

The Photo

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Description: It’s a city with tall buildings in the background, a car and smashed stuff in the foreground.

The Inspiration

Today’s photo brought me back to my roots in Chicago.

The Story: A Chicago Thing

Word count: 100

Genre: realistic fiction with characters from my paranormal novel They All Died Smiling,

Kassidy trudged along the snowy sidewalk. It’s sure be nice if people would shovel.

Walking along a residential street, she saw a table in a parking space. Had it not been snowing, she would have taken a photo of the oddity.

Amused, she noticed other furniture and sawhorses similarly marking cleared parking spots.

Must be a Chicago thing.

Swearing assaulted Kassidy’s ears. Just before the last corner, a man in an SUV hurled a sawhorse, smashing it to pieces. Still cussing a blue streak, he revved and parked.

Claire welcomed her inside. “I can’t wait to learn your cobbler recipe.”

Thanks for reading!

Cheers to your #BLISSfulLife!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio


Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

7 thoughts on “A Chicago Thing: Friday Fictioneers 18 Sept 2020 Flash Fiction

    1. People cleared snow from the parking place in front of their homes, then used couches or whatever furniture to “claim.” Not sure if they still do, but I’ve seen every sort of furniture used as a placeholder. And WOW what an uproar happened when someone “stole” the space they’d cleared! Thanks for reading,

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