99 word prompt : Only in Florida

December 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/14/december-14-flash-fiction-challenge/


“Only in Florida,” the man with a thick Boston accent scowled.

I continued to admire a well-decorated coconut palm while chuckling at the yellow hibiscus design on his red shirt and khaki shorts.

“What’s your problem?” he demanded.

I pulled up the collar on my white, winter coat and said, “Tourists.”


followed by the crinkle of glass shattering. A frantic car alarm swallowed up the sounds of Carols coming from speakers adhered to a light post. I turned toward a very expensive sports car and laughed.

“What’s so funny!” he yelled out.

“People who park under coconut trees.”