Thursday, January 31, 2013


We've been experiencing some extreme winds for the past few days, so your charge today is simple. Write a bit of flash where the wind plays a MAJOR role. Give your best effort and blow us all away!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Conspiracy Theory

Who doesn't like to read about a possible conspiracy?  Lets take an event,  real or imagined and write up a conspiracy theory about how the event actually unfolded instead of how the mainstream media reported it.  Remember,  this is fiction so you don't have to worry about the risk of prosecution.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snow Wraith

Is that blur a ghost, a snow wraith?  Or is it just a trick of light on a falling snowflake?  What do you see through your view finder?  Write a little Flashy Fiction about it.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bon Voyage

Today, set (sail) your story on water,
and float something out to us in the comments below.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Scenic Route...

Sometimes it's just one scene you need to spark a story. 

(Image via Photobucket mimigreeny)

(Image via Photobucket danerman)

(Image via Photobucket carn4591)

Maybe implement one of these scenes into your 

Friday Flashy Fiction story today?! 

Have fun and smiles to ALL!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Today, you will write about your character's break through. It could be from a personal problem, a business proposal, or being accepted in their line of endeavor.

You need not punch through brick walls to make your point. You just need to find your stride.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another Dimension

Time travel is possible.  Send your characters backward or forward in time or perhaps jump around through the milenia several times.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nonviolent Protest

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday was celebrated yesterday as a U.S. Federal holiday, write a little Flashy Fiction involving a character leading a nonviolent protest against something.  The story could center around one particular protest or about the leader and what compels him/her to lead the struggle...and why it's nonviolent.  Maybe you could take the point of view of the person/people the protests are targeting.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

An Excerpt to Insert

The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.

~The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

*Please use the inspiration above in your offering today and share it in the comments.*

Friday, January 18, 2013

Give Your Muse a Lift!?

Are you feeling buoyant today? 

(Image via Photobucket: xoDINOox)

(Image via Photobucket: stephxaknee)

(Image via Photobucket: BluePersona)

Allow your story to slip to the clouds, another country 
or a new-to-you persona perhaps? 

Smiles and happy Friday Flashy Fiction writing to you!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


You are a super hero. You have your powerful persona and your secret identity. Keeping them separate is key. But today, you need a day off. The pressure of keeping up with your alter ego has worn you to a frazzle. Write about your "escape". Have a non- amazing day just for a change of pace.

"Look up in the air! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... what the hell is that? Write it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Your ABC's

Today, you must include all 26 letters of the alphabet in your short fiction.  Good Luck.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Check Engine

The dreaded Check Engine light.  Dreaded because it doesn't really indicate what's wrong, just that you need to have your car checked out before something worse happens.  What if people came with check engine lights?  Maybe yours is already on.  Write a little Flashy Fiction about why your Check Engine light is on and what you're doing to fix it.  What's it going to take to get your motor back into tip top shape?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The only thing we have to fear...

Today, write about fear. Conquering it, or succumbing to it. What's your character's greatest fear? Or write about a feeling of impending doom...a test you're about to fail, or the end of the world.

The only thing we have to fear, is not writing. So buckle in, grab your pen, and scare up a good story today.

Friday, January 11, 2013

You're Not Alone!!

Warning: Not for faint of heart or germ-phobic individuals. :)

Herein you'll find some pretty creepy, (literally creeping), creatures. 
Some true science-fiction style characters to spark the muse;
perhaps one will write from a different point of view 
or create an entire imaginary world flavored by this short video clip. 

Either way, have fun and you can thank me for your case of the heebeejeebies!! 

Happy Friday Fiction Flashes everyone! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013


We learn by watching. Studying movement and motion, with the notion that  flight equals freedom. Release your muse and soar with the birds. You've mastered the art of flight. Where does it take you?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Be sure to include a rainbow in your fiction today.  If not a rainbow itself,  then make reference to a color or the colors you would see in a rainbow.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Best Friends

  A Best Friend.  We've all had one at some point in our life.  A childhood friend, a brother or sister, maybe a mom or dad or other relative, college roommate, or just someone with whom we met and "clicked."  Write a bit of Flashy Fiction about your protagonist and his/her best friend or maybe a story about your protagonist's best friend as seen from your protagonist's view.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Trip to the Dentist


What's the story?

This prompt was originally posted 
January 5, 2010 by Casey "Something". 
Thanks for your commitment, Casey!


It's a new year and we have a new commitment to bring FLASHY FICTION to more writers and story tellers. In doing so, we have updated our information page to offer a glimpse at what FLASHY FICTION is all about. Find it at this link:

Welcome - The 411 

If you write flash fiction and need a nudge from time-to-time, then FLASHY FICTION is the place to be.

If you like reading flash fiction, this is a great place to visit as well. Bookmark our page either way and visit as often as you can.

And remember, everyone has a little story to tell...

Friday, January 4, 2013

Building Walls Leaping Fences

Mysterious and Dark

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Bright and Inviting

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Warm and Tranquil

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Construct a fence into your short Friday Flashy Fiction piece today...either a physical one or a metaphorical one above all: Have fun!! 

Thursday, January 3, 2013


A new year, a new direction. A chance to begin again. 
They say all endings are beginnings.
So logically, beginnings can be endings. 
Write a story that begins with the ending, 
and ends where it should have started.

And they lived happily ever after.... once upon a time!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lucky Number

It is now 2013.  Thirteen has long been thought of as an unlucky number.  For our fiction today, however, thirteen is the luckiest of numbers.  See where the numerology will take you when 13 becomes lucky.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Traditions

Black-eyed peas and country ham (and greens for some) are part of a New Years Day tradition here in the southern U.S.  What are your traditions?  Write a bit of Flashy Fiction about kicking off the new year.  Is it an established tradition, a new one, or just a one time thing?