Friday, November 7, 2014


We have moved the active site location for Flashy Fiction Friday to

This site will continue on as a rather extensive archive, with the added benefit of folks who find it still being able to post stories into the comments.

The move from Blogger to WordPress is being done to take advantage of some of WP's built-in posting, notification, and socializing features.  We're hoping that by moving the site, we're able to generate more interest and expand our audience and participation.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Graveyard on Halloween

image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

A spooky graveyard presided over by the statue of an angel.  Write a little Flashy Fiction that finds you in the graveyard on Halloween night.  Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wendigo Woods

Imagine you've gotten lost in the forest.  You're sure you've heard noises behind you.  Maybe it's an animal. Maybe something or someone else.  Maybe your imaginatoon.  You stumble across a trail, a road, that leads you to what you see above.  Aside from the electrified fence and lights, the place looks and sounds deserted.  Write a little Flashy Fiction that finishes this story.  Do you enter or turn back?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Autumn Adventures

image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

I'm heading out for the weekend to enjoy the outdoors and the cool autumn weather with my family.  Today's prompt is to write a little Flashy Fiction about an outdoor adventure.  Be sure to make the setting part of the story --the beautiful colors of the autumn woods, the crispness of the air, etc. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dead Poets

One of the founders of Creative Bloomings' Flashy Fiction Friday, Walt Wojtanik, has just published a book of poetry, the cover of which is shown above.  In honor of this occasion, today's prompt is to take the title or a line from a favorite poem by a Dead Poet (or maybe one "Once Removed") and create a little Flashy Fiction from it.  Congrats, Walt!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Advice from a Tree

Long-lived, compared to humans, tress may see the changing of many seasons across centuries. Write a little Flashy Fiction in which your protagonist receives some advice from a tree. Or maybe, your protagonist is the tree providing the advice. The advice could be something from the picture or not.

Friday, August 29, 2014

As the sun sets

image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

Sunset.  The beautiful end to sunny days.  For many kids, this weekend will be the sunset of their summer vacations.  For today's prompt, write a little Flashy Fiction about a sunset --describe a beautiful sunset scene like the one pictured above, tell us a story about something happening at sunset, about how you feel when watching a sunset, or, maybe, about the sunset of a life.

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Midas Touch

image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

A great digital creation of a beautiful flower made of golden flakes is the picture prompt for today.  Write a little flashy fiction about King Midas' curse.  How does your protagonist, or antagonist, maybe, deal with her ability to turn what she touches into gold?  Does she find it a blessing or a curse?  Does the curse only happen when she touches things with her hand, a different part of her body, or any part of her body?  Has she found a way to cope, to prevent accidentally turning things to gold?  Maybe she's being exploited by someone else.

Friday, August 1, 2014


image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

Well, this site's been a tad neglected this summer.  Over a month since our last prompt.  Had we a more diligent Overseer, like the one in the picture above, maybe we'd not have missed so many weeks.  Today's prompt, then, and taking a cue from Walt's "Character Sketch" prompts, write a brief character sketch (200-250 words) detailing an overseer.  Give him/her a name and tell of their circumstance...feline companion not required.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lillipution Invasion

(photo taken at one of the cake demo booths at Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Food & Wine Festival)

Imagine being washed ashore after a boating accident or simply taking a nap on the beach and waking up to these folks all around and on top of you.  You don't appear to be tied down.  Maybe, your point of view is that of one of the "Lilliputions" instead of "Gulliver."  Write a little Flashy Fiction describing what happens. 

Friday, May 16, 2014


Sketch of Indiana Jones
drawn by Dave Mottram

Let's develop some character. 

Write a brief character sketch (200 - 250 words) detailing 

a sore loser

Give him/her a name and tell of their circumstance.

Party Time on the Island

image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

The scene opens with the shot above: a semi-remote island on a three-mooned planet.  The lights at the base of the towering mountains indicate some sort of grand party.  Write a little Flashy Fiction about what we'll see when the camera zooms in and peeks through the trees.

Friday, May 9, 2014


"CUB REPORTER" will be a recurring theme.You will be provided with a Headline.

You are the FLASHY FICTION GAZETTE's star reporter. You are to write the copy, flash fiction style!

The Headline:


Friday, May 2, 2014


You were away for a bit. On an adventure, maybe exploring other places. Perhaps you were off writing poetry for a month! You come back home to pull the covers off of the furniture and settle back into your existence. But something is just not quite right. Things are noticeably askew, and you get the feeling someone was here in your absence. Tell us who, what, when, where and how come(?). I said things were slightly askew, didn't I?

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Overturned Tricycle

Setting can be major part of making your story believable.  Sometimes, it can be a character, or very close to it.  For today's exercise at Flashy Fiction, create a setting for us that draws us into the scene, but do it succinctly...give us your version of Mr. King's overturned tricycle.