Flash Fiction: Perfection and Regret

This week’s flash fiction challenge posed by Chuck Wendig started with some distracting fun – use InspiroBot to create “inspirational” memes, like this one. Go play with it. I’ll wait. So we were supposed to use one of InspiroBot’s memes as inspiration for a story, using the text of the meme in the story if…

Flash Fiction: The Light

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece, brought to you by this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a beacon. It can be from a lighthouse or other source. Use the word literally or figuratively. I’m getting it finished just under the wire this week, but better almost…

Flash Fiction: The Blanket

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece inspired by the prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something frayed. It could be fabric, like a flag or garment. It could also be nerves or temper. What is it to be frayed? For this one I decided to revisit…

Flash Fiction: The Anthem

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece, inspired by the prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves a dream. This action could have happened while awake, such as daydreaming, or make up a dream when asleep. Enjoy! The Anthem I approach the lone microphone on the 50-yard…

Flash Fiction: The Bundle

Time for another 99-word flash fiction challenge courtesy of Carrot Ranch, and the following prompt led me to poetry: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling content. Explore what is contentment and any direction will do. Go where the prompt leads. And so I offer you a bit of free verse.…

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.…