With one eye on the clock, Bikram rushed around to ensure everything was in place.

Flowers: Check.
Her favourite music on the speakers: Check.
Champagne and candles: Check.

One last, nervous tug at his collar and a glance at the mirror told him this should work.

Smiling, he waited in the foyer. Five minutes later, the key in the lock announced Sheethal’s arrival. Without a glance at him, she walked into the dining space and saw the set up.

She crossed her arms, unimpressed.

“Bikram, a quick fix is not going to get you out of this one. Do better.”


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For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve taken up the theme of

An Oxymoron rendered in micro-fiction.

Each day’s title will have one half of the oxymoron while the second half will be revealed towards the end of the post.

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21 thoughts on “Quick – #FlashFiction #AtoZChallenge

  1. Ha… it’s not so easy to impress her, is it… what’s next? … what did Bikam do? and can he cool her down… he has to think more… come on Bikam,

  2. There was a glue called QuickFix that was very effective for craft-makers.
    In life, we can’t “fix” certain things, no matter how hard we try. Tough to please certain people like Sheethal.
    Do convey our best wishes to Bikram, Shailaja 🙂

    1. Ditto with me! I was like is this an oxymoron? But I was too lazy to google 😛

      Yeah, what happens next? What was he trying to fix?

      Also, flowers, music and Champagne seems more than a quick fix. Something like that would blow me away! 😀

      Yeah, I’m a simple person 🙂

  3. Just like Sanch, I too was surprised to note that quick fix is actually an oxymoron.
    Learnt a new thing today 🙂
    Bikram looks in deep trouble.
    Smart use of a rather tricky alphabet -Q.
    Keep those fab flash fiction stories coming!

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