Category Archives: flash fiction

Finding Our Inner Hero. #carrotranch #creativewriting #morganandlogan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is April 8, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that “rethinks the hero.” Define the hero, comparing or contrasting to the classic definition. Break the mold. What happens to the … Continue reading

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Ups And Downs #shortstory

Sergio Pontus took his job as hangman seriously though he preferred ‘final dispatcher’ as his sobriquet. His own knot, known as the ‘Sergio Slip’ earned plaudits for being easy to make, comfortable to wear with minimal abrasions and quick to … Continue reading

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Moving On #carrotranch #morganandlogan #creativewriting

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is April 1 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a swift passage. You can take inspiration from any source. Who is going where and why. What makes it swift? … Continue reading

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The End Of Days #carrotranch #morgandandlogan

This weeks carrot ranch prompt is about escape. Logan and Morgan have been quarantining since returning from the USA and now that is ending… March 25 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write an escape. It can … Continue reading

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Life In the Old Cliche #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

We’re back at the Carrot Ranch and being prompted to think about cliches. I wonder what the boys will make of that…. ‘Well?’ ‘I think there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.’ ‘British Airways are now digging a … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Celestial Being

Archangel Gervais tugged back the drape with a flourish. ‘Your portal to undreamt realms.’ Not his best, he admitted to himself but work was work. ‘It’s a bit sparse.’ Celia Triangle shuffled her bosoms dismissively. Gervais sniffed. They’d said she … Continue reading

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Between the devil… #flashfiction #flashfriday

‘What have we got, Dickens?’ ‘Bit of a dust up between the locals, sir. The blonde woman and the chap in the diving suit.’ ‘Can’t you get her to cover up? Drawing a bit of a crowd.’ ‘Not really, sir. … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For #flashfiction #flashfriday #humour

Be Careful What You Wish For Terrance stopped, breathless. ‘You’re not going to wet yourself, are you?” Of course Susan grinned, disarming any passive aggressive overtones. He’d ignore her. ‘It’s unique.’ ‘When were termites unique?’ ‘These mounds…’ ‘Yeah, yeah.’ She … Continue reading

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Avocado, A Conundrum #flashfiction #carrotranch #morganandlogan

In addressing this week’s #carrotranch prompt, I have sequestered a story which is possibly apocryphal involving a well known UK politican, Peter Mandleson… November 12 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story includes avocado toast. … Continue reading

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The Blue Door #blogbattle #shortfiction

Was it really just a week ago? Time seems to have come loose, it’s lost its shape, its coherence. I recall the start. That much is easy. I can recall the exact time, too. Six am, by St Stephen’s clock; … Continue reading

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