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…

“The Old Lady” Is Featured On The Drabble!

Check this out! I submitted one of my 99-word flash pieces to The Drabble, which is an awesome site that features stories under 100 words, and they accepted it! It’s featured there today. Click here or on the first link to see it. And read through some of the other drabbles while you’re there. 😉

Flash Fiction: The First Day

This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch gave me an idea immediately. I think the story is one teachers will relate to, as it recalls my days as a second- and third-grade teacher. The prompt is this: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a honeymoon story. It can be between a couple before, during…

Flash Fiction: Into The Storm

Welcome to another flash fiction challenge mashup! Are these because I’m too lazy to write two stories, or is mashing the prompts more challenging? Hmmm. In any case, this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch is this: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a migration story. Chuck Wendig’s challenge was to pick a…