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.