Sunday, September 30, 2012

Picture prompt

Photo by L. Kolp

Use this picture (my youngest sailing his remote-controlled sailboat on a clear, cool day with his daddy) to inspire you.

Happy sailing!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


One of the most stirring love stories ever filmed, SOMEWHERE IN TIME places Christopher Reeve back in time to meet the love of his lifetime.

For this prompt, you wake up and find yourself in another time and place. Where are you, and more importantly, WHEN are you? Why are you there? What is it that was worth going back for?

Write it now and show us then!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Road Trip

For your fiction today, write about someone embarking on a very long trip to fulfill a promise or chase a dream.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halt! Who goes there?

For today's Flashy Fiction, write about being on guard duty with a partner.  What are you guarding?  Do you talk to your partner or do you pride yourself on your silent vigilence?  What if you were a puppy protecting his house?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monday Musings - Three Friends

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
You are having dinner with a couple of old friends whom you haven't seen in a long time.  So...what are you celebrating?


It means ‘breath.” Something most of us take for granted every day. Including me, until this past week, when I have had a nasty bout of pneumonia.

Today, write about breath. Someone’s last, perhaps. Or someone’s first. Or that first fresh breath of spring, or fall. Or write about taking a breather – a timeout, a hiatus, or a sabbatical. Or get silly, and write about someone with the worst halitosis ever.  

Take a breath, get writing, and share it here. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Life is a mystery. And very unpredictable. Sometimes we are cruising along and then...BAM!, reality sets in. Will we be prepared? Write something with an unexpected result.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Changes take place.  We are nearing the final days of Summer in the Northern hemisphere and already seeing the early signs of fall.  For your fiction today, incorporate a major change or a turning point.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ho Ho Ho

Christmas is just around the corner...after Halloween and Thanksgiving, anyway.  I wouldn't be surprised if some stores already have some decorations on sale.  You can't start that Christmas marketing too soon.  Today's prompt:  Write some Flashy Fiction about what Santa's up to at this point in the year?

Monday, September 17, 2012


Image courtesy of BeerStreetJournal
So check it out.  My 17th Anniversary is today.  In honor of that very cool number, write a story with the number 17 in it.  Bonus points for a happy ending. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

At the Beach with Stan

Photo by L. Kolp
**Flat Stanley goes to the beach. Describe his day.**


Friday, September 14, 2012

Two Fer Friday Image Prompt

(Credit: Photobucket-pajarrett06)

A scene...

(Credit: Photobucket-slowwkidd3923)

A surreal situation...

Play with some Flashy Fiction.

Happy day to all!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Wasn't that a party!
The remedy always touted was
a little "hair of the dog"; a taste of what tainted you.
 But in this slice of Flashy Fiction we ask you to write
from the dog's perspective of his inebriated master.

He's gonna feel that in the morning!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I had a feeling...

Let the sense of touch be the influence in your fiction today.  Minimize the other senses and focus on touch for today.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Today, September 11th, is Patriot Day in America.  A day to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks eleven years ago.  In addition to the victims, there were heroes.  People who risked life and limb to save as many people as they could.

Burned House courtesy of
For today's prompt, think of a tragedy.  Write a flashy piece describing what you were doing there before tragedy struck, or how you came to be at the scene trying to save lives...or maybe you were the one who caused it, intentionally or not.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

This Way

                                                         Photo credit: De Jackson

What’s this way?
If you explore the deepest, darkest (most magical?) corners of this forest, what will you find? Danger? Love? Answers?

Paint us a word picture of what you find there. Or ponder the word direction for awhile. Has your character found his/her way, or lost it?

Have your way with this prompt, and share it here. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Setting the Scene

Photo Credit Photobucket lostbhoy1979

Here is your setting. 
Give this place life. 
A breath, 
an aroma 
a lingering voice...

Have fun.

Happy Friday Flashy Fiction writers! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Incorporate these three words into your work of fiction:




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Read All About It

Grab a title of a newspaper headline or an internet news story and re-write the story your own way.  Anything goes here.  Just get creative.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Did you ever have a dream that felt so real it was hard to separate yourself from it? 
Write a memorable one into a bit of flash fiction.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

An Excerpt Inspiration

Ulysses, Egoist Press, 1922
courtesy of Wikipedia

"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."

Please use the quote above, taken from Ulysses by James Joyce, to inspire your flashy fiction piece, and then copy and paste your offering in the comments below.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


The band, Chicago, has been one of the most successful recording groups in music.
One of the early hits was a ditty called "Saturday in the Park".

Your mission today is to take one of the images from the lyric (included below) and use that as the basis of your FLASHY FICTION.

Songwriter: ROBERT LAMM

~Saturday in the park     
                                                        ~People talking, people laughing
                   ~A man selling ice cream                      
~A man playing guitar 
~People dancing, really smiling         
                                                                   ~Slow motion riders
      ~Fly the colors of the day          
                                              ~  A bronze man still can tell stories his own way       
           ~Listen children              
                                                                       ~All is not lost
   ~Funny days in the park      
                                                            ~Every day's the Fourth of July
~People reaching, people touching
~A real celebration 
                                                                     ~Waiting for us all              
                                                        ~I've been waiting such a long time

Or come up with a few park images of your own and write them!