Flash Fiction: Lost

It all started with my money. My jewels and precious stones went next, followed rapidly by my artworks. I lost my armies next – all my elephants, chariots, horses and foot soldiers. Then I lost my palaces and my ancestral home. My clothes went next and then my pride. I lost my family next before finally losing myself.

I had lost it all in a matter of hours.

Now, as I sit alone, penniless, homeless and humbled, I realize I have lost something else. Something I should have lost at the very beginning.

I lost my gambling addiction!

 

Word Count: 98

Written for Master of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge Week 3

 

Image Credit: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-study-june-2017/can-you-look-beyond-outward-appearances/

34 comments

      1. I say ‘go big or go home’ – enter it in the Atom Bomb contest: https://fictionwar.submittable.com/submit

        Here’s another decent resource – just stick with the ones that have word limits close to your story. Otherwise you’ll be unfairly matched up with other stories that have the benefit of, say, 1000 words.

        http://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/flash-fiction-competitions.php

        Keep me posted on how it goes and good luck!

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