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FFfAW – Yellow

Here’s my story for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy. This week’s picture was provided by Louise from The Storyteller’s Abode.

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Copyright Lousie at The Storyteller's Abode

Copyright Lousie at The Storyteller’s Abode


“What… what… what’s going on? It’s yellow. It’s all… yellow! The chair, the walls, even you… I have to get out of here…”

“Mr Jenkins, please calm down…”

“Out here, the sky, yellow! The buildings, yellow! The beach… okay, the beach was always yellow. But the rest…”

“Mr Jenkins, please come back inside!”

“Never again to see the blue of the sky, the blue-green of the sea. All is tinged, spoiled, tainted… oh, woe is me, woe is me!”

“Mr Jenkins, please, you’re overreacting!”

“Easy for you to say, easy for you with your reds, your blues, your greens. My life is yellow now! Yellow, yellow, yellow…”

“As I’ve already explained, Mr Jenkins, you need the dye in your eyes so we can check for scratches to your cornea. It will wear off in a few minutes.”

“… yellow, yellow… huh? Oh, right, you did say that, didn’t you? Well, come on then, check for scratches. I haven’t got all day, I’m a busy man.”


  1. January 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    This is hilarious… Wonderful post Draliman! Hope he gets rid of yellow😀


    • January 22, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Apparently yellow will be gone in just a few minutes :-). I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. January 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I’m still laughing. I’ve had that dye. I don’t THINK I panicked. But who can remember?


    • January 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      I had it once as well, a long time ago. Very weird!


  3. January 23, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Hahahahaha! OMG this is hilarious! That was a total surprise ending! LOVE IT!


    • January 23, 2016 at 9:01 am

      I’m glad you liked it! That dye in the eyes can be quite worrying, especially if you’re too busy feeling sorry for yourself to listen to the ophthalmologist 🙂


  4. Merbear74
    January 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Maybe purple would have suited him better. 🙂


    • January 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Purple’s a much more relaxing colour 🙂


  5. January 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Hilarious, Ali. I’ll bet that guy’s never been a good listener. He probably drove his parents and teachers to distraction. I’ve never had that dye test. I can just imagine it’s weird. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • January 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      I don’t think he listens to anyone he feels is not worthy of his attention. He must miss a lot! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  6. January 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    He was yellowing pretty loudly, wasn’t he? (That’s right, I combined “Yell” with “Bellow”. Crazy, huh?) I’m not sure what color I’d choose if my world were to go monochromatic, but I don’t think yellow would be that bad. Good one as always!


    • January 24, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Ha, “yellowing”, clever!
      At least yellow’s a fairly cheerful colour, if you have to be stuck with one. Glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. January 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Great story, enjoyed reading it! Poor guy, I guess he wasn’t really listening to the doctor eh!


    • January 24, 2016 at 7:56 am

      No, he was too busy panicking, though I don’t think this guy really listens to anyone. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. January 24, 2016 at 12:42 am

    This is funny. Given my own vision issues, I probably shouldn’t be laughing but…


    • January 24, 2016 at 7:58 am

      I’m off for an eye test next month. Bifocals aren’t far in my future, I think.
      I’m glad you liked the story!


  9. January 24, 2016 at 3:09 am

    I don’t think I would care for that fye test.


  10. January 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    XD I was hooked from the beginning.
    I expected some horrid end which made it even more funny.


    • January 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      He was expecting some horrid end too 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. January 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hahahaha imagine if the yellow doesn’t wear off! Omg xD


  12. gentlestitches
    January 27, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Funny! 😀


  13. February 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    He really should have listened to the optician! Very amusing, Ali. 🙂


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