99 word prompt : Buttoning

If you want to participate, here’s the linkhttps://carrotranch.com/2018/07/05/july-5-flash-fiction-challenge/

July 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes buttons. You can use the word plural or singular in different expressions, or focus on how buttons relate to a story. Go where the prompt leads.


With a half-smile the hallmark of her uncertainty, she reached into an old jewelry box for a series of shell buttons attached by plastic fishing line.  He recognized it as a necklace by clasps that screwed together at the end.

“I made this for my mother when I was 10,” she said proudly.

“Looks like it, too,” he snickered.

“You have the face of an angel,” she said.

He bent down to kiss her, she pulled away.  Opening her front door she said, “This isn’t going to work.”


 No use explaining how badly he’d failed the button test. 


©Joelle LeGendre