Friday, June 28, 2013

Setting a Scene...

Focus on surroundings...


Bring on the textures...


Give us the inside of your mind...


Based on these images...

Run with it Friday Flashy Fiction writers!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Push It

Today's story is set in a gym.  Why is your protagonist having blurred vision? Is she pushing it too hard? Why?  Trying to tone up for a fast-coming date/deadline/competition? Maybe he doesn't know how to take it any slower than push-til-you-pass out or he's crying over a break-up. Gas leak in the gym or something more nefarious, like poisoning?  Write a little Flashy Fiction that explains the blurry vision at the gym.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Pick two characters from two different comic strips or
comic books and have them stranded in an elevator. Write their interaction in a flash!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


We all know the story of Snow White. Wicked witch... magic mirror... poison apple... true love's first kiss... the seven little guys...

Becocme one of the Seven Dwarves and re-tell the story from your new perspective. 

(Of course, the seven were Sleepy, Sneezy, Doc, Bashful, Grumpy, Happy and Dopey)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


image courtesy of Digital Blasphemy
A stream flows peacefully among beautiful flowering trees.  Write a little Flashy Fiction set in this idyllic locale.  How'd you come to be here?  What's your purpose...romance, tranquility, or something a bit more nefarious?

Saturday, June 15, 2013


A beautiful young woman hands a package to the less-than-handsome stranger. The back of her hand brushes against his arm. In that brief moment she learns everything there is to ever know about him.

Write a vignette about one of the impressions she has made 
through this contact with him.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Here's the gist of it:

You're writing a story about fatherhood with a computer technician as the main character and a cheese pizza as a key object. Set the story in a Flower Shop.

Write the story!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What's the story, morning glory?

Or, more precisely, the name, Morning Glory?  Do you recognize the flower in the picture?  It's a Passion Flower.  Do you know the story behind the name?  For today's prompt, write a little Flashy Fiction that explains the naming of a flower.  The flower could be one newly found by your protagonist, or a fictional account of how a real flower got its name.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Still as a statue...

Photo by RJ Clarken
This is a photo of one of the graceful statues which ring the old hay barn site at Duke Farms.  The area is now a small oasis which is great for a quiet moment of contemplation, as well as something pretty to look at when bike riding or walking the grounds.  

While some statues are the stuff of a scary Dr. Who narrative, others have an interesting backstory. her story about finding peace and being still...or was she bewitched (and turned into a statue, where she still remains to this day?)  How will her tale end...or will it ever end?  

Tell us about it, because everyone - yes, everyone - has a story to tell.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


You are being tortured.

The method is sleep deprivation.

If you fall asleep, you will die.

How do you stay awake?

What kind of hallucinations do you have?

Is it even worth the effort?

Tell us your solution.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Strike Up The Band

The band is playing your song.  What do we hear?  Is the soundtrack filled with classic rock or modern hip-hop, classical or something like Thunderscape by Erik Morales where the music paints a thunderous rainstorm?  Write a little Flashy Fiction that lets us hear the music.