Turning – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshortstories “How would you say that affected you?” She had asked me before, but I couldn’t answer. I just wasn’t ready. After two years, our sessions had engendered a mutual trust. Now I was open in a way I never had been. “I’ll never forget the time…… Continue reading Turning
Zoo – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshortstories We were walking briskly through the park. My guide clearly knew where she was going. She had done this multiple times before. I met her at the gate punctually at 9am. “Hi, I’m Aimee. Are you Brittany? I’m Mr. Andelm’s assistant and will take you to…… Continue reading Zoo
Jackpot – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshortstories “What if there isn’t enough?” “There will be.” “Are you sure?” “Calm down. There’s never been a time when there wasn’t enough. You know that.” Steve hated the way Angie always panicked in these instances. Complete overreaction. He did little to hide the annoyance in his…… Continue reading Jackpot
Resolution – Word of the Day Challenge #flashfiction #shortshorts #quickstories #shortstories #smalltales Jana was never one for resolutions. Well, not lately at least. And by “lately” that means a decade. Or two. Sure, when she was younger, her optimism overflowed. But as each year ticked by, that optimism, that drive, that hopefulness drained out in…… Continue reading Resolution
Charli Mills at Canyon Ranch Communications hosts a weekly flash fiction challenge – 99 words, no more, no less. This week’s prompt is Flying Monkeys. Here’s my take: They sat on the edge of the pier, toes wiggling in water. “Daddy, I don’t want you to go.” Sophie’s sadness added to his overwhelming dread. “I know,…… Continue reading Flying Monkeys
Daily Prompt: Clumsy Clumsy Attempt “This better work!” He shot her a look. “What!?! We need an out; every other attempt has failed!” “Ok, just be quiet. I need to concentrate.” Grabbing his tools, he opened the box and studied the wires. “Please do it right! You know the consequences.” He carefully removed the…… Continue reading Clumsy Attempt
Pocketing food, her child could eat. Written for Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge. Click through link above to Nicola’s site to vote for your favorites!