Flash Fiction For The Purposeful Practitioner …February 26, 2016

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Public Domain Images- Vintage Kids Toys Books Fisherprice

The opening sentence for the February 26th Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: “Nothing is ever as easy as it looks…” 

  • A photo prompt and an introductory sentence/ topicis to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Friday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog. Use of theintroductory sentence/ topic is optional. Some followers like the introductory sentence ideas.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.


“Sherry, I thought you were getting your haircut ,” Janice said.

“I can’t because my mom had to work today and dad is too busy to take me.”

“I bet I can cut it for you. I’ve watched my mom cut people’s hair lots of times.”

“Do you think you can do it?”

“Sure!  It looks easy.

“Good! You can cut it and I won’t have to wait for mom to take me to the salon.  She will be so surprised when she see me.”

Janice cut Sherry’s hair so it hung just above her shoulders. They were looking in the mirror with a puzzled look on their face when Sherry’s mom came in to let her know she got off work early so she could take her to the salon.

Her mom screamed!  “Look what you did!”

Janice looked at her and said, “I guess nothing is ever as easy as it looks!”

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

20 thoughts on “HAIRCUT

  1. Haha. It’s very funny and something that truly happens. I tried to cut my bangs once as a girl, didn’t go well. In highschool I let my friend try to colour my hair, and ended up at the salon anyways with an orange dye job. Best to let professionals cut/die your hair 🙂


  2. Thank you, Joy! I was one of those kids…not this story, but I cut bangs for myself when I was 6 years old while my mother was outside hanging clothes on the clothesline. And, it was picture day at school! I buried the evidence in the ground by the side of the house. (of course she noticed my crooked bangs right away. 😦 )


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