Flash Fiction


The blank, cracked screen filled her with dread. She looked up; for the first time in months, she noticed the blue unfiltered skies, the patterns on orange leaves, the grass beneath her feet.

She smiled, her chest lighter, watching the world without a lens obstructing her view.

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (7 November 2019)

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  • Margaret
    7 November 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Nice! Your story seems like an echo of my students’ music program last night where they sang a song about putting your phone down and noticing your surroundings.
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  • asha
    7 November 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I’m torn. I love my phone and my camera and I tend to look at the world through a lens (even when I don’t have a phone/camera in my hands, I consider light and exposure and contrast and colour). I wonder if I’d be equally torn if the word phone was replaced with “book”.

  • John D Hric
    8 November 2019 at 1:22 am

    Some days a little jolt to the routine is a good thing.

  • LaizzezFaire
    8 November 2019 at 5:33 am

    It can be a very iffy thing our tech. We can sometimes forget to look up from what we are doing to appreciate the moment and yet we can also get reminders of what we were doing 10 years ago on this day that we had forgotten but longed to remember.

  • northie
    8 November 2019 at 7:11 am

    Phones and their use are a definite theme this week. Yes, i wonder how much of the natural world people miss.

  • Christine
    8 November 2019 at 7:27 am

    Ha! This is almost the exact opposite of my nonfic this week, having just spent a week without my phone. 🙂 Still, I like the idea of taking a moment to recognize and appreciate our surroundings.