copyight-sean-fallon_sm100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers (#FF)

This week’s 100-word story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


Fiona always thought Ian McDougall was a little paranoid, if not a bit crazy too. He took her teasing in fun, but something happened when he was a kid. Something big. Something he still won’t discuss.

All she knew was it had something to do with power and darkness. His stash of flashlights, batteries, candles, canned food, and gasoline for the generator, and other emergency items took up the entire space in what used to be the cold room in the basement of their farmhouse.

But now he kept dead batteries. Stashed in a jar. In the special basement cupboard.


Disclaimer: I haven’t tried any of these things, but I felt just a little obligation to try and defend Ian. 😉


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28 thoughts on “#FF: Frugal McDougall

  1. I once visited a house whose owner had never thrown away a newspaper in her entire life – one whoel room stacked floor to ceiling. What’s a jar of batteries compared with that?

  2. Poor Ian – something awful’s happened to him. It seems he’s crossed the line now, however – dead batteries aren’t much use to him.A very intriguing story.

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