Real Life | ZAPFIC50 Based on Day 1355 - 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday (6.30.21): Prompt: harlequin


My ZAPFIC50 below is a short story told in exactly 50 words. It was created by He's currently off campus. I've always loved this challenge and participated each week. I decided to continue to prepare content for it whenever the opportunity arises.

I based my 50-word story on @mariannewest's Freewrite prompt: Day 1355: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: harlequin.

If you'd like to join in and create a regular 5-minute freewrites from the daily prompts, just visit @mariannewest's Profile and view each day's freewrite prompt. You can also choose to write a story from any other day's prompt, just like I did. Remember to place the link to your freewrite in the current day's prompt.

My micro fiction story for today is about not living in reality. It's about expecting unrealistic results while being guided by romance stories you may read in books or magazines. From my screenshot at, I used exactly 50 words to create my ZapFic.

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Ross sat on the edge of the bed. Several books caught his eye.

With one angry swipe, they landed in the nearby trash.

He set the divorce papers on the nightstand.

Smiling, he wiped away a tear thinking Joan would be more upset knowing her romance novels weren't handled lovingly.


@flaxz initiative @iamalivechallenge: (Creating a ZAPFic 50 word micro fiction post for my blog this day)


Happy rest of the week everyone with whatever your endeavors.





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