Category Archives: flash fiction

Hatched Or Dispatched? #blogbattle #writephoto

The house was derelict. The garden was a mess. No one remembered anyone living there. If anyone had checked with the Land Registry they would have been surprised that there was no registered owner. More to the point there was … Continue reading

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Life And Soul #shortfiction #flashfiction

Every year I collected together the pieces of short fiction I’ve written into an anthology. The current set I’m working on is from 2019 and it can be a challenge. The most difficult bit, as the writers amongst you may … Continue reading

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Moving House #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Mus Souris had a problem. The tornado had been inaptly timed. He and his mussus had just settled into their toadstool apartment when the wretched wind had picked up No.7, The Fungus and blown it … Continue reading

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The Eyeful #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch is June 13, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a danger zone. It can be an exciting plot-driven story (think “story spine”) or a situation … Continue reading

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Getting To The Bottom Of The Memorial #99wordstories #littletittweaking

This week’s prompt for the #99wordstories at the Carrot Ranch is May 30, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story behind a memorial. Is it a structure, plaque, or something else? What does it seek … Continue reading

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Being Spritely #writephoto

For this week’s #writephoto prompt Detective Inspector Buttercup Boggles pulled on the blue plastic booties, ducked under the tape and walked along the stone path. A couple of uniformed police who had been chatting, fell silent and looked down. The … Continue reading

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Welling Up #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s #99wordstories is May 23, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase “well’s gone dry.” Is it a real well or a metaphorical well? Why is it dry? What is the … Continue reading

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A Testing Time #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Reg Himcules took a few deep breaths. ‘What now?’ He inquired with a sigh. ‘This is the last, isn’t it?’ There was more than a little desperation in his voice. Penny Forthem rubbed her hands, … Continue reading

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Playing Ball #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s #99wordstories prompt at the Carrot Ranch is May 16, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about when a newly released prisoner meets the disabled veteran who adopted the puppy the prisoner trained … Continue reading

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Build A Mum #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s 99wordstories prompt for the Carrot Ranch is… May 9, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a mom selfie — a story that creates an image of a mom. No one mom looks alike or … Continue reading

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