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Friday Flash Fiction – “Nasty Neighbor”

  People came for miles to photograph the monstrosity next door.  “Local color,” they called it.   “Eyesore,” she called it.  Every day Ginny had to look out her window, admire the new fence Hank had put up, and guess how much more that barn was going to encroach on her hillside view.

A body just couldn’t keep the vines from coming over the pickets and strangling her flower beds.  Come to think of it, there used to be a lot more space between their yard and the overgrowth.  Ginny paused in her morning chores and tried to remember if the barn itself used to be quite so close.  She stood on the step with her forehead wrinkled in concentration as a green tendril unfurled and looped around her ankle.

Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the Friday Fictioneers!  Each Friday brings a new photo prompt and the challenge to write a story in just 100 words.  Follow the group on FaceBook or via Twitter – #FridayFictioneers.  Please visit more Fictioneers for some Friday Flash fun!

21 thoughts on “Friday Flash Fiction – “Nasty Neighbor”

  1. Karen, I enjoyed both parts of this…the first for being so true, the second for not being true (at least I certainly hope not), but nice a creepy in an understated way, leaving us wondering what’s next.

    I’m intrigued by your download on “Making History Interesting.” I home schooled our two girls through high school and history was always my favorite subject. 🙂


  2. Dear Karen,
    You lulled me into thinking it was just a story of one neighbor’s frustration with another. (I’m sure I used to live next door to this guy 😉 ). My story had a happier ending. He moved away.
    Love the ending.

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