Tag Archives: Flash fiction

Flash Fiction: No Way Out Part Three: Godsend

So, do I carry on with my story about Bill? For this week’s flash prompt, Charli asks us this: ‘In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that has an expectation met or missed. It can be an … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: No Way Out Part Two: The Yellow Boat

Last week, I wrote No Way Out in response to Charli’s Facing Fear prompt. Some of you asked if I was going to continue this story but at the time, I wrote it as a complete 99 word flash with … Continue reading

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A Spider Bite And A Flash Fiction

The fear of public speaking is stronger than the fear of death itself, ‘they’ say, but in my research for this post I discovered something very interesting: according to an online article which cited the results of a recent survey … Continue reading

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Girl In A Pale Blue Dress

Something extraordinary happened at the weekend: my uncle and auntie celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.  Fifty years of happy married life.  I say extraordinary because I don’t know anyone else in my family who has achieved anything like this kind … Continue reading

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A Birthday, A Star Sign And Flash Fiction

It was my birthday last Wednesday but the celebrations started off the weekend before sitting on Brighton Beach watching the sun set whilst sipping a glass or two of Prosecco with my lovely people. On the day, I was treated … Continue reading

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True Calling: Flash Fiction at Carrot Ranch

Blogging and writing is full of adventure isn’t it?  You just never know where it might lead.  For instance, until recently I had no idea what flash fiction was, but since I started taking part in a few challenges here … Continue reading

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Letting Go

The theme for this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge is Flash Fiction.  One of the challenges is to write a story in 300 words or less.   I’m going for broke and have written mine in 298 words, not including the title, … Continue reading

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American Pie

The Daily Post hosts a Weekly Writing Challenge which I thought I would try.  This week, Vincent Mars challenges us to write our ‘First Fifty’ in this way: ‘For this week’s challenge, you must write a fifty-word story. Not five … Continue reading

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Write Your Dream but Don’t Kill the Creativity

Do you have a dream?  Has your dream been with you for just a little while or, as in my case, most of your life?  Does this dream consume you, or is it something you pick up once in a … Continue reading

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The Votes are Tallied – and I’m Home ‘Free’!

Woo Hoo!  The votes have been tallied and Elizabeth has announced the winner of September’s mini-writing competition.  Yes, the title says it all – I am the winner, or should I say my flash fiction story ‘Free’ is the winner!  … Continue reading

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