In what feels like a lifetime ago, a rag tag bunch of rogue writers would sharpen their pens every Friday and celebrate the end of a long week with a Flash Fiction Contest. The contest ended in 2015, but now… five years later… Flash Friday is back. It’s a writer’s reunion, and we couldn’t be […]Read more "Flash Friday: Independent"
In what feels like a lifetime ago, a rag tag bunch of rogue writers would sharpen their pens every Friday and celebrate the end of a long week with a Flash Fiction Contest. The contest ended in 2015, but now… five years later… Flash Friday is back. It’s a writer’s reunion, and we couldn’t […]Read more "Flash Friday: Full Circle"
The following work of flash fiction has been submitted to the “81 Words Challenge.” If you’d like to try your hand at telling an epic tale in just 81 words, click here. The End From my first breath I’ve dreamed of writing. My parents devoured books, and as […]Read more "Flash Fiction Friday – “The End”"
Some days just feel like Fridays, don’t they? Toiling all week long can leave you feeling drained, and sometimes it’s nice to simply escape into the world of fiction for a moment. This week, I’m doing just that by entering a weekly Friday Fictioneers post. If you want to join the fun, simply write a […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Knots”"
One breathtaking photo. 200 words. Man vs. Nature. Happy Friday, fellow Flash Friday contestants! The world was still. Dev slowly revived, waking to a translucent calm. The air was quiet, and the sound of nothingness brought a smile to his lips. He couldn’t remember the last time he had slept so well. He rummaged around […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Still”"
A piece of flash fiction using only 4-23 words? It sounds crazy, but this is exactly what our judge over at Christian Flash Weekly has challenged us to do, using the Scripture below as inspiration. I love the way the Bible uses the image of the bride to represent the way God views the church, […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Greatest Gift”"
I was thrilled to be named a Thursday 360 Champion the other week! Click here to read my winning entry, “Everyone Has a Story.” Now a new week has dawned, and so has a new challenge! Here’s what I did with this week’s photo prompt and the standard 360 words. Happy Friday, Everyone! http://www.lightstock.com Ready […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Ready”"
SURFACE LAUNCH: T-MINUS 6 MINUTES. The computer’s voice was unnervingly calm as red warning lights flashed throughout the Sea-Lab. My heart slammed against my pressure suit as I raced through the narrow durasteel corridors. “Come in, O’Connell,” the mission directors’s gruff voice crackled in my earpiece. “This is Lieutenant Ross. I’m almost to […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Countdown”"
The underbelly of the slave ship was dark and foul. The hushed silence was broken only by the clanking of chains as someone shifted uncomfortably. “We’ll die here,” I sobbed. My father wagged a bony finger. “Nah,” he murmured. “This ain’t the end of the road. Just a ticket to the New World.” […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Two-Point Perspective”"
I was marrying the wrong man. Part of me had always known. Michael was handsome and successful… almost too perfect. He was also completely self-absorbed and – well – completely wrong. But I knew the moment I opened the gift from Jake, my harebrained friend since preschool. It wasn’t just a new Christmas […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Captive Set Free”"