Today’s Flash Fiction Friday scene uses the 2 words left in the comments of last week’s post:
tattoo – edit
…and a writing prompt from “Writer’s Write”:
Write a short paragraph ending with these words: He would give anything to turn back the clock five minutes.
I mildly cheated because although this bit of flash is quite short, it’s not a single paragraph.
This is a random stand-alone scene not featuring any of my recurring flash fiction characters, or characters fro. Click here for more of my random stand-alone flash fiction.
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Told from Adam’s 3rd-person POV:
“All done.” The tattoo artist gave Adam’s fresh art a final swipe with a cloth and handed him a small mirror.
Adam angled the mirror to check out his backside and gasped when he saw what the man had done. “What the hell did you write?” Adam instantly regretted his words. It probably wasn’t the most tactful way of handling the situation, but damn…
“Wha’dya mean? I just asked you five minutes ago if you wanted the name of the flower printed underneath the picture. You said, ‘yeah, sure.’”
Adam’s stomach clenched just thinking about how hard Steve would laugh at the way his nickname for Adam had been interpreted. “Is it too late to edit that?”
“I can’t erase it.” The burly guy’s face pinched as if he was insulted by the mere suggestion.
Adam took a deep calming breath and tried to be diplomatic. “Can you turn that last e into an a?” Because really, sweet pee was completely unacceptable, no matter how much it might upset the tattoo artist to have it pointed out.
The guy muttered something unintelligible and picked up his tattoo gun. Adam sighed and tried to relax. He would give anything to turn back the clock five minutes.
Additional inspiration for today’s scene came from here.