Category Archives: flash fiction

When Is A Door Not A Door? #writephoto

this week’s writephoto prompt is ‘Oh. Good morning. My name is Charleston and…’ ‘You’re not one of them Jehoshaphats, are you? Can’t abide them, trying to flog me a water tower, when I have a perfectly adequate cistern…’ ‘Do you … Continue reading

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A Good Death #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is September 12, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about balloons on a bumper. Is it a spectacle, an occasion, an eccentricity? Why are the balloons there? … Continue reading

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A Short History Of Swimming In Little Tittweaking #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the carrot ranch is September 5, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let … Continue reading

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Losing His Religion #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Godfrey Dankgutter hadn’t ever regretted his decision to become a Buddhist, even when his third plane of existence had turned out to be a dung beetle. He was one of the fortunate ones who’d avoided … Continue reading

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The End, But Not As We Imagine It #blogbattle #eschaton

This month’s prompt word for #blogbattle is eschaton, which I admit I had to look up. This is a definition the final event in the divine plan; the end of the world. The End, But Not As We Imagine It … Continue reading

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Feet of Clay, Buttocks of Delight #carrotranch #99wordstories #littletitweaking

The weekly prompt for a #99wordstory from the carrot ranch is August 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features a red convertible. Who is driving or riding? Where is the car going? … Continue reading

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And A Terrible Time Was Had By All #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is fun and fluffy, though what about the response… The panel stood and waited until the interviewee settled. One, a woman with flamming hair and an unfeasibly black shield that made your eyes turn inside out … Continue reading

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Making The Best #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories from the carrot ranch is August 22, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story exploring shame as an emotion or theme. Consider how to use shame to drive a cause-and-effect story. How … Continue reading

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The Future Of Tradition #writephoto

This weeks prompt for #writephoto is this… The Reverend Ebenezer Pont consoled himself with the notion that he was doing his bit for Christianity. He couldn’t deny the last few years had been difficult: heightened secularism, scandals, financial irregularities and … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design, Sort Of… #blogbattle

This months #blogbattle prompt is the word peculiar ‘Right Ho, Arnold, Harry. Chop chop.’ ‘What now, Gabs? Boss need a new throne? Lightening gone on the blink?’ ‘A new dominant species.’ ‘Really? Cool. Any guidance? What was it last time? … Continue reading

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