Saturday, March 31, 2012


This image is a photo still from the classic film The Red Balloon.

Friday, March 30, 2012

~Going Local~

(Photo credit: Hannah Gosselin ©2012 Phippsburg, Maine)
Many ways to tell this story...listen to your muse! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Play with Words - Homonyms

Lets work with some of the interesting nuances of language today and incorporate HOMONYMS into our writing. Homonyms include two categories of word types: homophones and homographs.

Homographs are words that are spelled exactly the same but have different meanings.
Homophones are words that have the same pronounciation, but have different spelling and meanings.

Here are a few examples of homophones to get you started:
There, Their, They're;   Sew, So, Sow;   Oar, Or, Ore;   Holey, Holy, Wholly;   For, Fore, Four;   Dew, Do, Due;   Cite, Sight, Site;  Buy, By, Bye;   Aisle, I'll, Isle;  Burough, Burrow, Burro.

Let's see how many different homonyms you can incorporate into your writing today.  Pick any topic to get started and see where  your muse takes you.  Good Luck!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tunnel Vision

Photo credit: Justin Jackson

What's going on here?
Write your vision for this photo, and don't forget to share it here.
Want to burrow a little deeper? Find a way to include the phrase "I can dig it," and see what comes to light.
Happy Writing.

Friday, March 23, 2012

~Eye of the Beholder~

(Image courtesy of my beautiful, creative friend, Sarah Breen Krajewski, © 2012)

Everyone has a "little," story to tell... :) Happy Friday-Fiction-Flash writing folks! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

“Behind the Wheel”

“Behind the Wheel”  - Something happened out on the road.  Today, write about an experience your character had while driving.  Maybe they were on vacation or it might have been a quick trip to the store.  Get moving and see where it takes you.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

An Excerpt to Insert

Photo by L. Kolp

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.

~Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Friday, March 16, 2012


(Image courtesy of Photobucket)
Try experimenting with story order. A typical story is threefold with a beginning, middle and ending. Maybe try writing your ending first and then present your middle and beginning. Film makers often use this approach...have fun Friday Flashy Fiction writers!  

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Incorporate these five words into your story about a childhood memory.


Ginger Ale




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Burning Up

Use the element of fire somewhere in your story. Maybe it is as simple as a reference to a candle. You might focus on a tragic event like a house fire or forest fire. Maybe it is a controlled flame like a bond fire or a fireplace or even the pilot light.   Perhaps you will write about the fire inside. Think about a flickering flame and see where it takes you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Setting, and Forgetting

photo credit: Justin Jackson

Howdy, friends. Happy Sunday, and welcome to The Long Branch Saloon. This dilapidated, forgotten corner of the world is your setting for today’s fiction. And as an added challenge, there’s something very important that your main character is forgetting, as well…

What was it?

Oh…what was it?

And what does it mean to your story?

Just don’t forget to post here, after you’ve put pen to page.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

~Rustic Places~Capturing Essences~

Sometimes there're places that hold a strong sense of presence for us...

Friday, March 9, 2012

~The Other Side of the Fence~

                           “Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” ~ Robert Frost quotes 

Happy Friday Flashy Fiction Writing to you ~smiles!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

“Coming or Going”

For todays prompt consider the beginning and/or the end of life.

Write about someone being born
Write about someone dying.

Perhaps you are the baby in the womb, or the mother on the delivery table.
Maybe you are the dearly departing or a relative or close friend.

Does your story involve someone coming into the world or leaving it... or both?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

An Excerpt to Insert

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people,
and, as generally happens in such cases,
each time it was a different story.

~Excerpt from Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Three Word Salad Saturday

You know the drill, right?  Write a flashy bit o'fiction that incorporates the following three (count 'em...3) words:

1. agroof (ah-GROOF) — to fall flat on your face
The word that means "to fall flat on the face" is commendable for its precision. I like the inclusion of "roof" for a word that means a "fall."
 2. louche (LOOSH) — of questionable taste or morality; decadent
The very sound of it conjures decadence.
  3.  cusp (KUSP) 1. a point or pointed end. 2. a pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of a tooth; a triangular fold or flap of a heart valve. 3. a point at which a curve crosses itself and at which the two tangents to the curve coincide. 4. the point of intersection of two ornamental arcs or curves, such as the inner points of a trefoil. 5. either point of a crescent moon. 6. a transitional point or time, as between two astrological signs.
Just the sound...It is a great word

***Note: The above words came from a fab list of great words called Vocabula.

Friday, March 2, 2012

~Stepping Out...~

                                                       (Image courtesy of Photobucket)
In life we've all been faced with choices that color where we stand today. Colorfully create a "stepping out," experience if you like or whatever this photo prompts in you... Happy Friday writing, smiles!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


With the "Oscar" frenzy over for another year our minds are still in Gollywood mode. Provided below are five famous quotes from various motion pictures. Take one of them and write a story in which the quote becomes the LAST line of your story.

From "Cool Hand Luke" - "What we've got here, is a failure to communicate!"

or from "A Few Good Men" - "You can't HANDLE the truth!"

or from "The Apartment" - "Shut up and deal!"

or from "Scarface" - "Say 'ello to my lil' friend!"

or from "Dracula" - "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."