Flash Fiction: The Repo Property Had Potential and Good Vibrations

The Ford Ranger bounced down the road

“Ouch!” Elane rubbed her head.

Aging middle-class homes on small acreages  turned their backsides to the street to capture the spectacular view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Towards the middle of the road, the county placed a sign, “End of County Maintained Road.” 

Elane laughed, “Maintained?”

Todd steered the Ranger in the driveway. They got out and let down the tailgate. Dangling their legs they stared at the dilapidated bungalow with the bank repossession sign. 

“New three-car garage,” Todd said.

“Three-foot high weeds!” Elane said.

“It’s got good vibes,” they said together.

June 18, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes good vibrations. What is unfolding? Is someone giving off or receiving the feeling? Where is the story situated? Gather some good vibes and go where the prompt leads!

4 responses to “Flash Fiction: The Repo Property Had Potential and Good Vibrations”

  1. Charli Mills Avatar

    Lovely flash, Marsha! You craft the description like a journey with the conclusion that what has seen neglect yet has good vibrations.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Exactly. Since this is what happened when my husband and I found our house, it’s borderline for fiction. The conversations are fiction but the descriptions are not. I don’t have a sharp enough imagination to visualize without reality. 🙂 Is that something you can learn?


  2. bloggingwithjrp Avatar

    Who is Charli Mills?



    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Monica, She is a literary blogger. A community of writers respond to her writing prompts and comment on each other’s work. She usually comments as well.


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