Sex with the Captain or Babymama

Alcohol and flash fiction DO mix - see this terrific flash fiction challange from Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds site - one of the Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites forWriters.

Recipe is simple: pick a drink, mix with a theme, deliver a 500 ounce (ekhm ..words) of excellence.

The captain announced it was now time to turn off the cell phones in preparation for the take off. Davina was ready to comply; she had just finished an explosive conversation with her now ex-boyfriend. Make it expectant father slash ex boyfriend.

As she slit the phone into a pocket of her jacket, her half sister who was accompanying her on the trip returned from the restroom.

They sat in silence, except when Anna stopped the flight attendant to order some complicated drink with an ironic name. The woman complied; they were on a private plane and the staff was used to both Sex with the Captain type of drinks as well as passengers having actual intercourse with one of the pilots.

Anna was handed a glass of lava lamp colored drink garnished with, what both siblings thought, was a knowingly smile. A split image of her father, the famed rock and roll legend Terry Lewis, Anna was more often recognized than not. Even some of her tattoos were strategically placed to resemble his; including a snake that artfully curled up her slender hand.

“No worries, you can enjoy those again in 9 months” Anna snickered as she raised the glass “Here’s to you and the baby”

Sex With the Captain

Build drink in glass over ice. Garnish with a cherry.

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass on the rocks.
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disclaimer: The above flashfiction is actually a first paragraph of my WIP, which I moderated for the sake of the challange.


  1. Those dry nine months, great beginning loaded with lots to expect!

  2. People want what they can't have . . interesting psychology in this story.