Flash Fiction: The Battle

I’m combining two flash fiction challenges this week. The first is courtesy of Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a wise story. It can be about wisdom, expressing wisdom or advice for turning 50! It can be a wise-cracking story, too. Go where wisdom leads you. The other comes from Chuck Wendig,…

Flash Fiction: The Healer

After a flash fiction hiatus, Chuck Wendig is back with a genre mashup challenge. I used a random number generator to select “Superhero” and “Medical Thriller” from the list. Here goes! The Healer “Dr. Jameson to the ER. Dr. Jameson to the ER.” “Really?” Burying my frustration, I redo my ponytail and snatch my cup.…

Flash Fiction: Soup

Welcome to another 99-word drabble in response to the prompt provided by Charli over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food. I’m featuring one of my own from my childhood – with a dystopian twist. Soup I crumble six crackers into the bowl. Six crackers per…

Flash Fiction: The Cadaver’s Surprise

This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch is an odd one: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a navel story. It can include a belly-button, feature an omphalos (geological or cultural), or extend to navel-gazing (used in meditation or to describe excessive self-contemplation). For my story, I’m stretching the definition of “fiction” a bit:…

Flash Fiction: The New Era

For this week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch, our task was to think about beginnings and endings – or rather, hellos and goodbyes: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a hello or a goodbye. You can pick any greeting that grabs you from howdy to fare thee well. The direction I took…

Flash Fiction: The Audience

Before I get started, I want to say hello to all the new blog followers! We’ve added new followers at about triple the rate we were last year, so there are a lot of fresh faces! Please join me in making them feel welcome, and if you’ve liked, commented on, or shared posts, thank you!…

Flash Fiction: The Tray

Welcome to another drabble, inspired by Charli’s rather dark wanderings down a rabbit hole that leads to a hypothetical future and this prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) go down the rabbit hole to a place where art is not allowed. For some reason I’ve been going to school…