General Fiction posted March 2, 2018

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A 150 word flash fiction entry

The Scream

by Mark Valentine

150 Words Flash Fiction Contest Winner 

As I get older, much of my childhood is lost to fading memory. But I remember that day as if it were yesterday. It was hot. You and I were sitting on the stoop. Tommy McMahon and his brother Bobby were there too. I remember what each of us was wearing, I remember the song that played on the transistor radio (Sugar Sugar, by the Archies). Most of all, I remember the scream.

It was a primal scream that came from someplace deep inside of me, someplace I didn’t know existed. I remember the look on your face. You knew I was not the histrionic type. If I screamed, it must have been for a reason. And then you saw it too. I often wonder what the neighbors must have thought, for shortly after I screamed, you screamed. Eventually, we all screamed as we saw the ice cream truck approach.


150 Words Flash Fiction
Contest Winner


Based on the classic work, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" (author unknown)
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