Orion’s belt – Room 101

Another Room-101 flash fiction piece told in 101 words.

Thanks to Michelle for the prompt

“You smell like strawberries” carl said smiling running his hand through her hair.

Helen’s heart raced being so close to him, lying in the grass, head on his chest.  They’d only been together for a few months but she’d never felt like this before.

He raised a hand and pointed to a cluster of stars.  “See there, straight up from that tree, the three stars in a line? That’s Orion’s Belt.”

“Where did you learn about that?” she asked, sighing.

“My dad used to take us out camping as kids, he loved the stars.” He said wrapping his arms around her.



I know, no twist or anything macabre or weird or twisted or offensive.  I’m half way through this challenge I think and thought I would make the lack of a twist the twist.  I could have had him be an alien, or murder her or have a satellite fall on them or worse but some days, it’s just nice to be nice 😊


Photo courtesy of pixabay

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

18 thoughts on “Orion’s belt – Room 101”

  1. Im nearly finished with my Room 101 pieces I only have three left to write which isn’t too bad given i only started them last Monday so given the number of days in November that’s 30 of them in seven days if I get them finished today which I think is pretty good going. It’ll be nice to move on to something different I’ll be honest

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  2. Well, that’s a lot of writing. What do you think you’ll do next? I haven’t had much time for anything. Been working on a book I hope to publish in February.

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  3. Thanks… I’m excited to finally be getting it done. Been putting it off for too long.
    And I think that’s a great idea. Humor is something you write well. To be able to make people laugh is one of the best talents a person can have. You’d be letting the world down if you didn’t share your gift. 🙂

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