Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Monochromes

"Turn off the camera."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Post

I look at the beautician. "Chop it all off."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One Month

My brother did a little jig-slash-breakdance in the aisle. One month until Christmas and he was already almost peeing himself in excitement.

But he had forgotten the deal we made in January.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Monikers

"You know, they invented a word for guys like him."

-The Book of Matches

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Funday

All of the lights went out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Funkday

"You're late."
"I swear, I have a good excuse!"
"You'd better. You've got three seconds to explain."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


The network of pipes shuddered over our heads.

"Jillian, I don't think I can go any farther."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Musical Monday

"...Then she swung upside down from a glass chandelier,
I couldn't have liked it more."

- from I've Been to a Marvellous Party - by Noel Coward

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Funday

I look at him. "Look. We have to end this. We're over."

"Why?" he asks, pouting.

I check my watch. "Um, in about four minutes you're going to want to eat my brains."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snake Eyes

My father claimed I was bad luck.
Said the single mole on the back of each hand was a sign.
Called me Snake Eyes.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Funday

I stared at the cat. "Did you just talk?"

It stared back. "No."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Funkday

I looked sideways, sleep still threatening to drag me back under. Wait... does that say 9:30???

Dang it! I sat up, pushing my hair away from my face and scrambled out of bed. The note said to be there on time. I paused in front of the mirror, my face a little swollen, my pajamas far from presentable.

It definitely said don't be late. But more important than that; it said it would change my life...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Black Sheep

The cellphone in the dead woman's purse dinged.

A text message.

"SRSLY? A blk shp? WTF?"

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Misunderstandings and Misgivings

"Please don't take this the wrong way, but I have something to tell you that's been bothering me."

-The Writer's Book of Matches

Another Flashy Drawing coming atcha...

Since Heather had such a swell idea with the 1st Flashy Drawing, and everyone contributed such terrific stuff here - well...we thought it was so nice, we'd try it twice!

Wendy Sparrow - congrats!

Who will be our next winner?

Well, the only way to win it is to be in it. So....get ready to write more Flashy Fiction!

In case you're new - or just need to know da rules, here goes:

Here's how it works:

From now until the end of November, each time you leave a new flash in the comments I will award you an entry to the drawing. On December 1st I'll put all the entries into a hat (or something equivalent like Heather's Tupperware bowl!) and the winner will be chosen at random to receive a $20 gift certificate to

Since I personally am funding the prize, everyone is eligible including prompters.

Please remember we do not critique here. The entries are not based on your level of talent - it is solely on participation. Encouragement, praise or other comments are not eligible towards an entry, but are welcomed.

So get ready, get set - and Flash!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Funday

It was the best--and worst--night of my life.