#SampleSunday – Party Girl

Happy New Year! As always on the first of the month, there’s a new Hot Flash up. And here’s a wee story to start 2012 out right.

Party Girl
by Marian Allen

They weren’t sure of the address–Adele’s dreadful handwriting!  They parked and walked, hoping to find it, somehow.

In the next block, a brownstone’s ground-floor windows glowed warmly.  They hesitated on its walk, unsure, though they heard music, saw the dancers.

The door opened, and a pretty woman of middle age leaned out and waved to them.

“Yoo-hoo!  Hello!  Come in!”

“Just like Adele, to have somebody else do her greeting for her.”

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As she took their coats, the woman reflected that, whoever this Adele was, she might have bad handwriting, but she also had lots of interesting friends.

WRITING PROMPT: Does your main character like crowded parties or not?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “#SampleSunday – Party Girl

  1. Meg

    January 1, 2012 at 9:20am

    Oh, man!! How could you stop there? Is this supposed to be creepy? How interesting were her friends? Was Adele really there? Hmmmmmmmmmm. You better post MORE next Sunday!!

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      Marian Allen

      January 1, 2012 at 5:29pm

      It’s just a flash, Meg. You finish it yourself in your own head. 🙂 You’ve given me an idea, though, if I don’t forget.

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  2. Jane

    January 1, 2012 at 11:39am

    Hi. I recall one time we arrived in Kalamazoo for a tournament in possession of a map that did not connect the freeway exit with the destination crash pad. It was 2:00 a.m.-ish, and we also didn’t have a local phone number. Extremely tired and pretty much stumped, Andre said, “Let me drive.” We did, and after a spell, he pulled up before a house lit up like Levy’s, and said, “This is it.” Oddly, it was. Cheers, and Happy New Year.

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  3. Judy Mills

    February 7, 2012 at 1:40pm

    This was not a wee story, simply a tease! How could I expect anything less? Loved it. Tempted to finish it for you. hahahaha.

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      Marian Allen

      February 7, 2012 at 10:05pm

      It was a story, it was, it was! ~grin~ How would your story continue from there? Inquiring minds want to know! 🙂

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