Tag: one-word prompt

  • Flash Fiction: Interview

    Flash Fiction: Interview

    “Can I be candid with you, Michael?”, Mr. Banks was tapping on his desk with his monogrammed pen. “Of course.” “Many candidates have more qualifications than you do…” he paused dramatically keeping his eyes on the resume and never once looking up at Michael. Michael’s shoulders began to sink slowly in anticipation of what was […]

  • Flash Fiction: The Boots Make Him a Man

    Flash Fiction: The Boots Make Him a Man

    In the blink of an eye, he was gone. One second he was taking a breath and the next everyone realized it had been his last one. Watching him deteriorate was hard for everyone, but it was especially hard on Johnny. At the age of 10, Johnny felt he was now considered the man of […]

  • Flash Fiction: Death Do Us Part

    Flash Fiction: Death Do Us Part

    It is shocking to see how many people get a divorce these days. It is death do us part, I always say. When your wife starts to show how the years have changed her body, you don’t just find a new one. Or when your husband is unfaithful, you don’t just leave. Instead, you remember that […]

  • Flash Fiction: Underestimated

    Flash Fiction: Underestimated

    My twin sister Kathy was the popular one. Even though we were identical, I felt like I was invisible most days. She spent her time being social and I spent all of mine reading murder mysteries. On the day it happened, Kathy asked to borrow my favorite necklace. When they found the body at the […]

  • Flash Fiction: Scavaging the Truth

    Flash Fiction: Scavaging the Truth

    Prompt 2: Setting: Under a Bush Character: A Great Dane Object: A Magnifying Glass Scavaging the Truth Maggie found a loophole in the scavenger hunt rules. It said you couldn’t work with another person, not a dog. So, Scooby, her massive Great Dane with a nose for snooping was already sniffing under the bushes in […]

  • Flash Fiction: Taking a Chance

    Flash Fiction: Taking a Chance

    He had been studying her for days. Now was the time to strike. He only had a small window of time to try to pull it off. He walked across the room towards her. Once he was within reach, someone stepped in front of him to talk to her. He froze where he was, unsure […]

  • Short Story: Mr. Crank

    Short Story: Mr. Crank

    Everyone always thought he was such a curmudgeon. The truth was he was just a broken man. After the war, the world had seemed like such a different place that evoked fear as a means to control. Even the news was no longer a place to turn to for a sense of reality. Most newspapers […]

  • Flash Fiction: Carve Out My Heart

    Flash Fiction: Carve Out My Heart

    My Friday nights were always spent at the bar in search of a good time. Tonight, the most beautiful woman sat down next to me. We talked and drank heavily. She had me in a trance and I began to feel dizzy. I didn’t realize I passed out until I woke up to the sound of […]

  • Flash Fiction: I Would Do Anything For Them

    Flash Fiction: I Would Do Anything For Them

      The undulating waves made us feel even more nauseous as we feared the worst. By this point, we had forgotten how long we had been on that raft. I looked over at my wife and son on the other side and wondered how much longer they could hold on. I knew what I had […]

  • Short Story: Brilliant Plan

    Short Story: Brilliant Plan

    It was a brilliant plan. Mickey was the kind of guy who would do anything for the thrill and adrenaline. So, when Larry came to him with his plan, he knew right away that he had to be in on it. The only real issue was being able to find the right guys to get […]