Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Heroic Rescue

In the face of a tragedy, a hero is born...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Escape to Paradise

With cold weather bringing snow to parts of the U.S. and Hurricane Sandy pounding the Atlantic coast, there are lots of folks thinking about a tropical escape.  Write a little Flashy Fiction about your escape to paradise.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


As the East Coast prepares for Frankenstorm, let's prepare for Halloween. Write about your own Frankenstorm (don't you love that word?), but don't scare us too much! And all of you in the storm's path, stay safe!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


"It's impossible", said pride.

"It's risky", said experience.

"It's pointless", said reason.

"Give it a try", said the heart.

Follow your heart. Write about something that you thought to be impossible, or risky, or pointless that with some effort and a lot of heart proved to be a beatable foe!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Major Changes

Something is happening and it's not just any little thing.  Your character is going thru a major life changing event.  Write your fiction today around this big change taking place.  Things are going to be a lot different now.. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bus Trip

Stay seated for safety...but are you really safe?  Write some Flashy Fiction about why you're on the bus and who or what you're trying to escape.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Word Wranglin'

Today, use one or more (or all) of these words in your writing. 
Share your well-wrestled piece here.


Saturday, October 20, 2012


You are anyone in history.

Write a letter to someone expressing your fear, or confidence about an upcoming event in your life. Tell of your thoughts about what is about to transpire.

Your correspondence will become a document of historical significance, it's that big.

Sit right down and write yourself a letter.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Affecting Atmospheres

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So...Friday Flashy Fiction writers...

Time to explore what your setting can do for your prose,

details and all the rest that make the best stories. 

Give it a go...have fun! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012


This scene mirrors itself precisely. Do we? 
You become the character of your Flashy Fiction today.
How does your (or how would you like) your life reflecting
on your surroundings? 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Above and Beyond

For your fiction today,  write about an outstanding performance, someone who exceeds all reasonable expectations.  This could be an athlete, a musician, a teacher, a paramedic, doctor or nurse or just about anyone who does something extra special.  Follow your first instinct here and see where it leads you. Perhaps your writing today will go above and beyond.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Country Road

A nice leisurely drive down a scenic road in autumn.  Write a Flashy Fiction piece about this setting.  Why are you here?  Maybe it's not a leisurely drive at all.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

An Excerpt to Insert

"One may very well start with Helen's letters to her sister."

Please inserpt this excerpt from E.M. Forster's Howards End into your offering (which is open to any interpretation) and post it in the comments.


Friday, October 12, 2012

While the Gettin's Good

Photo Courtesy of Shannon Storer

Photo Courtesy of Shannon Storer

Get your fiction on...Flashy Fiction Friday writers
with a little two fer image action! 

Attack this from any angle you please...
suggestions you ask? 

Assume the point of view of the bird if you like
or get way out there and...
well you remember the movie "The Birds," don't you? 

Above all be sure to...have fun! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Dealing with life issues, as we all do, but it has put me behind the eight ball for two weeks now!

Write a piece where you are late for something. 

Too late to stop something... Too late to say something... Too late to... tell us your story!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Language Barrier

Your character wakes up to find him/herself in a strange land where everyone speaks a different language.  See what you can create to communicate with the natives.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

An October Visitor

Hey, where'd this creepy little guy come from?  Didn't anyone tell him he's a bit early for Halloween?  Is he sneaking up on you or hiding from you?  Write a little Flashy Fiction about how he found you or you him?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fin de Siecle Fan

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
A beautiful old fan. 
A scene is painted on it...
but what scene hides behind it?

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Remember that wheeeeeee! feeling of experiencing something thrilling for the very first time? That wow of discovery? The whoa! of wonder, as nature reveals something so strange, or beautiful, it takes your breath away? Recapture one of those moments now, and pay careful attention to perspective and voice. Who is being wooed by wonder? How old is he/she? Who else is in the scene? And what happens next? 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fish-Eye Friday

Photo Credit Photobucket: courtneyxoxo1234

My Mama always told me not to play, "Picky-choosy," in the trail mix but here you have permission... pick and choose that which enthuses your muse and flash a bit of fiction if you wish!! 

Happy Friday Flashy Fiction! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Roy G. Biv

Incorporate a rainbow in to your fiction today.  Perhaps your character(s) follow a rainbow to its' end and find something other than a pot of gold.   Maybe there is something special about the colors that are seen.  These is not much in nature more beautiful than a rainbow.  Have fun seeing where your imagination will take you today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Office Space

Whether a corporate cubicle, plush corner office in a big city high rise, or a quaint home office, you have some decorations and knick knacks.  They represent memories or things that make you smile while under the task master's lash or dreams of other places.  Write a bit of Flashy Fiction about an object found in your office.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Musings...the mysterious lady

Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881), Portrait of a lady. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
You are sorting through some old black and white photographs mounted in an dusty album which you found in your parents' attic.  You suddenly discover a portrait, perhaps like the one above.  There is a 19th century date and the name and address of a European photographer's studio stenciled on the back.  Who is she?