Friday, August 31, 2012

Snail's Pace

Image Credit: Photobucket/anhanh_2008

Maybe a little transforming Friday will inspire you...a shift in point of view can be freeing sometimes and may spark for you the children's book you always wanted to write...perhaps. Either way, have fun with it...bring in all the sensory details and characteristics of a snail's life if you like! 

Happy Friday Flashy Fiction writers! :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012


"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." ~Lao-Tze

They say character is doing the right thing when no one is watching.

Write an episode where someone does the right thing for all the right reasons! Write a great character with great character.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Framing with Bookends

Strengthen your point today by opening and closing your piece with the exact same sentence.  You may even want to use the power of repetition by placing the same sentence a few more times within the body of your work.  Now... make your point !

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


You're on a plane.
You're going/coming. 
Something weighs heavily on your mind,
and a decision must be made.
Find the courage to handle it.
Tell that story!

Monday, August 27, 2012

A dog's life?

Image courtesy of VintageMoviePosters

 How is it a dog's life?  Tell the story from the dog's point of view.  Include a couple of woofs and arfs to make it really doggone good!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I am not an animal!

                              Photo credit: Melbourne Waters (Flickr Creative Commons)

Oh, wait. Yes I am. But I’m a little confused. I’m an egg-laying mammal with the bill of a duck, the tail of a beaver, and otter feet. Hmmmm…I’m pretty much an identity crisis waiting to happen. So today, write about an identity crisis. Or mistaken identity. Or a talking platypus. Or just go wild and use the adjective “platypal” in your piece. Then be sure to share your platypal platitudes here. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Put yourself into this scene.
Write what you envision!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sitting on the Edge

(chevygirl1064 on Photobucket)
Perhaps your character is waiting for someone to arrive in his or her particular situation or maybe they've arrived alone and expect no one. I wonder how your character is feeling at this given moment, (the one pictured or one of your own crafting). Explore your setting...give much detail of place and indulge in the space of an in depth internal conversation. 

Have fun, Friday Flashy Fiction writers! :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012


There have been many movie romances depicted on the Silver Screen.
Boy meets girl, Boy loses Girl,...
Happy endings sound like the perfect conclusion,
but we want you to take the Danny/Sandy (Grease),
 Scarlett/Rhett (Gone With the Wind), Edward/Bella (Twilight),
Rick/Ilsa (Casablanca), or any other romantic movie pairings and project them into their future selves. 
How did they REALLY end up? Happy Ever After or Crappy Never More?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Let's Hear It !!!

Incorporate onomatopoeia, or words that make sounds into your fiction today.  Perhaps you will use several examples to make the reading very noisy.  Have fun with this one.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Photo byTom Jenz
Two elderly black gentlemen BW SE Georgia LR

"Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a park bench quietly
How terribly strange to be seventy
Old friends, memory brushes the same years, silently sharing the same fears"
~ Simon and Garfunkle - "Old Friends"

Render this scene!


Monday, August 20, 2012

It's a Classic!

Photo credit: RJ Clarken
How do you roll?  
Pick a tune - and write the story behind the story.  
It's the next classic!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Robotic Man on Display

Photo by L. Kolp
Use this photo to guide your imagination. It was taken in the New Orleans French Quarter several years ago. Look at the details, the expressions on the people waiting to go into The Court of Two Sisters restaurant. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Photo by W.J. Wojtanik

What awaits at the end of your personal rainbow? 
A leprechaun with a pot of gold?
A fortunate event?
A magic land of short green things?
What would you like to find?
End your search in a bit of fiction about it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Paradise Found

Paradise Found - Today write about a vacation to a dream destination that could be considered "Paradise".  Remember... this is fiction.

Monday, August 13, 2012

In the midst of a fairy tale...

Illustration from a fairy tale/image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

This scene takes place somewhere in the middle of a fairy tale.  How does it begin and how might it end?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pretty Please?

                        Kiera Kai Love Jackson - photo credit by De Jackson 

A big juicy bone? Alms for the poor? Forgiveness?

What is your main character begging for? And does he/she get it? What are the consequences? Flash us your fiction today, with a fair amount of cajoling, mooching or pleading involved. Then post it here. Please. Don’t make me beg.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another Empty Room

Image courtesy WikiMedia Commons

The title of this work is called 'Another Empty Room.'  I wonder why...?

Thursday, August 9, 2012


The harder you dig, the more you uncover.
And sometimes, you bury your head in sand and miss details.

Take the title of a story or article in a magazine/newspaper and 
write a fictional story with that as your inspiration. 
Don't retell the story, give it a fresh new life!
We want as many details as you see fit written into your story.
What will you uncover? Dig deep and let your muse run free!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Olympic Spirit

With the Olympics winding down, the prompt today is another wide open one.  Write about a fictional athlete in competition or training -or- invent your own Olympic event -or- write about gold, silver or bronze.  Let the Olympic spirit carry you away today.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Your muse seems to be writing itself.
Maybe you're not in control of what you write.
There's a Ghost Writer underfoot.

You're the ghost, write your observations of the author's writing process!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sign...sign...everywhere a sign...

New York Renaissance Festival/Photo credit: RJ Clarken
In life, there are certain signs you might follow. 
Which signs will you choose?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bon Voyage!

Photo by L. Kolp

Every picture tells a story. What does this one say? Write about it and share your piece in the comments below. Prose, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction... the choice is yours.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Up Up & Away

At the QuickChek Festival of Ballooning/Photo credit RJ Clarken
To no longer be earthbound...where would you go?

Friday, August 3, 2012


Thinking of cyclical in general...spiraling into the edges of forever...

Happy Friday Flashy Fiction Writers!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


A pleasant day in the park.
You share a bench with a dark haired stranger.
A young mother and her child pass by and you observe them. The same scene, but different points of view. Write from BOTH perspectives, He Sees/She Sees.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Down to the Wire

The Olympic games are now in full swing.  We see races won by a few hundredths of a second and competitions judged by hundredths of a point.  Today is a wide open prompt.  Write about an athletic competition, a race,  a narrow margin or about being judged.  Most of all,  have fun.