Tag: 99 words

  • Flash Fiction – Door Duty

    Flash Fiction – Door Duty

    August 5, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about an open door. It can be literal or metaphorical. What is behind the door? Who is seeking and why? As the writer, how will you manage the discovery? Go where the prompt leads! Door Duty Macy knew she had locked […]

  • Flash Fiction – What Is Mom Hiding?

    Flash Fiction – What Is Mom Hiding?

    Brothers, Timothy and William, had seen out their window their mother bury a box in the back yard last night. Now that she had gone to work on the other side of town, it was time for some digging. The ground was hard from last night’s deep freeze but they were both determined to see […]

  • Flash Fiction – Leave the Lights On

    Flash Fiction – Leave the Lights On

    January 21, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that rephrases “light at the end of the tunnel.” Think of how the cliche replacement communicates a hopeful ending and aligns with your character or story. Go where the prompt leads! Leave The Lights On We used to think there was […]

  • Flash Fiction – Be Careful What You Wish For

    Flash Fiction – Be Careful What You Wish For

    Be Careful What You Wish For It had been a long day, and Ashley just wanted to get home. Not that there was anything or anyone waiting for her when she got there. She secretly wished to be coming home to someone and was tired of hearing her relatives ask her when she will finally […]

  • Flash Fiction – Mail Order Bride

    Flash Fiction – Mail Order Bride

    Mail Order Bride “Bring me more food, woman!”  Sam yelled at Ming Li. Sam had used an online site to find a bride from another country. He, being a privileged white American male, just naturally assumed that his new bride didn’t speak any English. So, he mostly pointed and yelled a lot. Once she brought […]

  • Flash Fiction – Traditions

    Flash Fiction – Traditions

    September 13, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes pasta. It can be spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, or any variety. It can be a meal or a work of art. Go where the prompt leads. Traditions Angela stood on her tiptoes to be able to see over the […]

  • Flash Fiction – Average Day at Work

    Flash Fiction – Average Day at Work

    September 6, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an epic workplace. It can be real or imagined. Go where the prompt leads. Average Day at Work Marcus stepped heavy steel-toed boots into his coveralls. Zipping up with a firm grip, it shielded the majority of his body. Then putting on […]

  • Flash Fiction – Boxing Up the Past

    Flash Fiction – Boxing Up the Past

    I have had my hands full with my four kids for the summer. Being in South Dakota, their school doesn’t start until after Labor Day. I haven’t written in a while and wanted to make sure that I take the time to write. So here is my entry for the Carrot Ranch weekly flash fiction […]

  • Flash Fiction – The Innocence Of Children

    Flash Fiction – The Innocence Of Children

    The Innocence Of Children After searching for what seemed like hours, Mary finally found the fish food in the back of her mom’s sock drawer. She knew that the fish needed food and she was going to be the one to feed them. Before dumping in all of the food, Mary looked around to see […]

  • Flash Fiction – That Kind Of Day

    Flash Fiction – That Kind Of Day

    June 21, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “not all is lost.” It can include recovery from disaster, an unexpected insight after a fall, or however the phrase moves you. Go where the prompt leads. That Kind Of Day Today has been the worst. It started off like […]