Flash Friday Fiction: A Burning Desire

Fire breathers @ Singapore Night Safari. CC photo by Paul Williams.
Fire breathers @ Singapore Night Safari. CC photo by Paul Williams.

A Burning Desire – 156 words

“Just friends,” he insisted. He wasn’t ready for anything more, not after the last one.

I wanted to prove it to him, show him that I’d be there for him, show him that I would do anything for him. Not like her. She wouldn’t even eat Mexican food. Claimed it was too hot. Ha.

And so here I find myself, bursting into flames, although not the way I imagined. This is taking the spark of desire a bit too far, don’t you think?

On the other hand, did you SEE his abs?

I know I’m a little soft and squishy – not the type you’d think would do this. “Better suited for a desk job,” mom always said.

I’ll show her. I’ll show them all. I’m on fire for this man.

I just hope I don’t end up with a scalded spirit. Because Lord knows I’m going to have one hell of a case of heartburn.


Sometimes I go serious with my FF entries. Other times the first thing that bubbles to the surface is snark. I went with it this week, enjoying the silliness and plays-on-words, with a dash of romance thrown in for fun. What do you think?

What would you write? There’s still time! Hop on over to Flash Friday Fiction and submit your story!

2 Replies to “Flash Friday Fiction: A Burning Desire”

  1. I love this! So pithy. So clever. And what a photo to have to start with! I think this should win, if only for the Mexican food joke.

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