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"
Understanding Springwood was a small town, but the annual Fourth of July Picnic always drew a sizeable crowd. Families from six counties stood cheering in the town square as fighter jets roared overhead, filling the air with plumes of brilliant red, white, and blue. As I stood among the roaring crowd, I couldn’t help but […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Understanding”"
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”"
“A falling star!” Excitement filled Jin’s voice as he pointed at the midnight sky. His two young companions lay beside him in the grass, gazing at the glittering stars overhead. “Hurry – we must make a wish,” Hui whispered reverently. The friends closed their eyes. “I wish for the strength of a thousand men,” Jian […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Price of a Wish”"
We found the man crumpled in the sand. After days of stumbling across the desert, his eyes were dim from sun blindness, his skin parched and peeling. “Let me help you,” I said, offering my flask. “Let me tell you about Jesus. Drink His water and you’ll never thirst again…” The man flung the precious […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Zao”"
One night, in the midst of my dreams, I paid a visit to the Celestial City. Oh, the sights that I saw there! Angelic guardians, powerful and mighty, led me through the gleaming gates, which were sculpted out of brilliant gemstones. Down the glorious paths of gold we went, listening to the sweetest music that […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Prayer Room”"
Photo “seattle rain.” taken 12/12/10 by Ryan Heaney. Made available at Flickr.com under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. _______________________________________ Several long hours had passed since I had first huddled down onto the slick sidewalk, shivering as the melancholy rain slowly drenched my clothes. Many thoughts tried to force their way into my mind, but I […]Read more "Thursday 360 Challenge – “Everyone Has a Story”"
“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”"