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

Overseer

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

CHARACTER SKETCH

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



"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:

"ELVIS CLONES TAKE OVER THE WORLD!"

Friday, May 2, 2014

THE HOMECOMING



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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Just Poem It!


It's National Poetry Month in the United States.  As such, there are many sites hosting Poem-A-Day Challenges throughout April.  For today's writing prompt, we're going to try to work a poem into the mix.  No, you don't need to write a poem, but for those who'd like to, write a poem about anything and share it here --a poem about a poem or about creating a poem would be fantastic.  Another prompt idea:  Take a well known phrase and change it to be about poems, then write a little Flashy Fiction about it. 

Choose one of the poemed phrased below or create your own.
  • A poem a day keeps the doctor away
  • A poem in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • A fool and his poem are soon parted
  • Little Miss Goody Two-poems

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Tide Is High

Image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

Trouble in paradise?  Is this island sinking into the sea, being flooded by the aftermath (or lead in) of a big storm, or is it maybe just a typical high tide?  Write a little Flashy Fiction that explains why the protagonist finds herself swimming or climbing trees when the ground is completely underwater.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Impending Doom

Image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy.

Whoa!  That doesn't bode well.  Write a little Flashy Fiction in which your protagonist is watching it take place?  What will they do?  Try to be a bit more creative than "Die."

Friday, March 14, 2014

HISTORY AMIDST THE COBWEBS


Ellen McHugh had finally steeled her nerve to face the task of clearing out grandmother's home after her sudden passing. Ellen found a box of letters written to her grandmother. They weren't from her grandfather. The correspondence was signed by a historic figure. Who was this person? Write a flashy piece of fiction detailing grandmother's hand in an important event!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thaw her soul.


What would it take to make her love again?  What happened to her in the past that caused her very being to frost over and give up on love?  How does her story end?  Does she even live in this realm?