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"
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”"
“I did it, Father… I chopped down your cherry tree.” Washington gazed with misty eyes at the place where his father’s beloved tree had once stood. Now it was but a lifeless stump, but it set his mind ablaze with memories. His wife laid a gentle hand on his shoulder. “They want you […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Honest Path”"
I met my younger self today… Oh, I had forgotten what glorious ambitions I had entertained in the freshness of my youth! How I laughed into the wind as I chased my sister through the lush gardens of our estate, enamored with wild dreams. One day, I would make my family proud. One day, I […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Withered Youth”"
I’ve never attempted to produce a 150-word Flash Friday challenge entirely in Haiku… But it’s a new year, and there’s a first time for everything. Enjoy! Seen at Last His breath came in gasps, Hot tears splashed on the pavement, But no one noticed. His father beat him, His mother was high…again, But no […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Seen at Last”"
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”"
Scorching heat seared his back as Seth stumbled into the courtyard of the Intergalactic Observatory. It seemed the entire planet was in flames, and according to holonet reports, this would be true soon enough. Seth held his breath, fighting the urge to inhale the venomous fumes. The crazy part was, they had known. The […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Human Essence”"
Today’s Flash! Friday contest is kicking off the weekend with the standard 140-160 words, one sad little monkey, and the command to include a famous author. Happy Friday, everybody! Photo Credit: Barbary Macaque, Gibraltar. CC 2.0 photo by David Stanley. To Be Heard “I just wanted to be heard,” Zane […]Read more "Flash Friday – “To Be Heard”"
For today’s Flash! Friday competition, we were allowed 140-160 words and the toxic photo below. Consider this my nod to Reformation Day! Photo Credit: Caution: Radiation Controlled Area. Creative Commons 2.0 photo by Oleg. Warning The Peacekeepers arrived en masse, surrounding the dilapidated warehouse with an overwhelming show of force. Sixty stun rifles for […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Warning”"