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Monday Micros: “Fidelity” and “True Skin”

We’re a day late with the micros due to working last night on a flash for Finish That Thought, a Tuesday contest, but since she’s on the east coast, we get the prompts at 9pm Monday–when I would normally post the micros. Both of my entries for this week’s Flash! Friday contest (for volume 42) managed […]

Friday Flasher–“Other Resources”

This week, the Indies Unlimited prompt featured a purse snatcher and a flight of stairs: “The punk grabbed the old lady’s purse and ran up those steps like a monkey on crack. A little crowd of tourists gathered around as the old woman yelled at me to do something. I’m at least thirty years older and […]

Monday Micros–“Ex-Pats vs. Tourists” and “Re-Inspiration”

“Sunday Micro-Flash” is being re-clepped as “Monday Micros” and not merely for the alliteration–a bonus. This gives a chance for the hardworking judges over at Flash Friday to get their results out–and with the incredible number (and quality) of entries, posting winners on Monday has become more often the norm. This week, our picture prompt […]

Friday Flasher–“Agency”

Kathryn El-Assal’s excellent flash won this week’s Indies Unlimited prompt. The picture was of a field of safflowers (NOT sunflowers as several writers noted within the context of their pieces): The text prompt accompanying it: “She was always amazed by the beauty of nature. Thousands of people would probably have driven by the massive field […]

Sunday Micro-Fic: “Oracle”

The results of Flash! Friday‘s contest are in and a hearty congratulations to the well-deserved winner Tamara Shoemaker, whose poetic entry “Vain Race” beat out over seventy entries this week. Picture Prompt comes from the Olympic marathon in Greece 1896: And the bidding was to include: War (as per the anniversary of the Battle of […]

Friday Flasher — “Panacea”

One of the things I love about flash is that it has the creative flexibility of poetry. Non-standard narratives that would get annoying in a longer work, shine in a piece of flash.  For “Panacea” I have the first person narrator address the impact character in the second person. I’m very satisfied with how it […]

Sunday Micro-Fiction–a double feature

I wrote “Sionnach” and “Into the Lair” (below) the morning I should have been packing (I had a plane catch Friday afternoon). Flash Fiction Friday’s prompt included this picture of St. Kilda, an island in Scotland with a sad little history. The element for necessary inclusion was a baby. During the writing of both, I […]

Friday Fiction–“From the High Seas”

A day late as I spent yesterday hustling the squid through airplanes and airports. This one came from the Indies Unlimited prompt “New World”, a picture of Boston Harbor.  The fun of the prompt came from the text portion: It was a long journey. Truly, it took much longer than Sergio Cortinez could have ever […]

We Have a Winner! (plus delayed Sunday micro-flash “Safe Landing”)

      My short “Mission Control” won the 150-word Flash! Friday competition last week (announced this week).  The prompt was a picture taken of the astronauts of the Gemini V mission after their water landing…   … and an alien had to be included. I submitted two flashes (as I’d just realized I could […]