Alyssa Devine Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Alyssa Devine is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:


2014 May Day 2 Rest Area Chipmunk Flash Fiction Prompt
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Chester the Chipmunk
by Alyssa Devine

“Come on, Chester, I’ve been waiting for two minutes! Let’s get this shot before the sun goes down.”

“I shoulda known better than to give a birdbrain like you my camera, Inga. You’re always getting your feathers ruffled. There’s plenty of time. Besides, I found a beautiful pecan on my way to the stump, and since I’ve already started eating it—”

“Sheesh! There are nuts all over the ground, Chester. Drop it, we’ll take the shot, and then, you can pick it up or find another. It’s not like we’re facing a famine or something, ya know!”

“All right, all right, how do I look? Is my tail fluffed? I can’t stand it when my tail isn’t fluffed?”

“In a minute I’m going to fly over there and peck on your head. That’ll take your mind off your tail, so stand up! Smile! Three, two, ONE! Done. Now, come over here and take one of me.”

“Oh all right.”

“Well pardon me, Mr. Big Shot. You’re the one who wanted pictures taken for the holidays, and now that you have yours—”

“Okay, okay, I’m sorry. Get on the stump, Inga. Stop primping, will ya? Look into the camera. That’s good! Three, two, ONE! Great shot!”


“Now, where’s that pecan?”

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