Flash in the Pan – Regress

Flash in the Pan is another opportunity for you to enjoy Flash Fiction. I was happy to find it, but I am sure there are others who do not know. While flash can mean a lot of things, for this specific challenge it is limited to 75 words or less.  The particular word I chose for this post is Regress. If you go to the Flash in the Pan page with all the words for this quarter you will see it fits within a specific theme.

By selecting the words in the quarter’s list you can know your word limit. The exciting thing is that these stories are collected for publication each quarter. But, only 250 flashes entered will make the publication, so do not hesitate. The deadline for this quarter’s edition is 30th of September.


“When we remove the server we will regress to a slower system,” the technician told his boss.

“Viruses come when they download kitten videos downstairs,” his boss replied.

“I choose better videos to watch.”

“Like what?”

“Funny stuff like scare pranks.”

“What’s funny about that?” the boss said frowning.

“Seeing the person’s face.”

The boss suddenly jerked uncontrollably like he was electrocuted.

The technician froze in horror.

“You’re right, that is funny,” the boss said.


The word limit for Regress is only 75 words. Check out http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/ for the rules and to join the fun.

There is another flash fiction for you to try. It is known as Five Sentence Fiction. Lillie McFerrin is the originator of this challenge and each week she floats a new single word prompt for those who take part to use in creating their entries. You can find this weeks challenge here.

Here are other Flash in the Pan – Regress responses:

An Honest Day or Two by Didi

Odds and Ends by Laurie

Won’t Be Shaken by Sam


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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16 Responses to Flash in the Pan – Regress

  1. Red says:

    Bwahaha! I love a good prank. 😉

  2. That’s funny. Good one!

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