Okay, this is my first attempt at flash fiction. I followed the ‘Writing flash fiction using bubble diagrams’ process
(http://www.essortment.com/all/microfictionsh_rlub.htm) to a T. I ‘m not thrilled with the result, but it was an interesting process to try. For what it’s worth, using this process the three elements of my ‘bottom line’ or resolution were: BAYOU, GRATITUDE, CAT. Go figure how I pulled the following out of those words!
Cindy fled, crying as snow hit the office windows. She wished she’d worn boots today.
“I just quit my job,” she told the stranger. “I don’t know what I’m doing.” The rent was due.
“Dance across the river,” he said. “Pick the highest stones and walk on water.”
He winked; she smiled. Then she danced.