99 Word Prompt: Never Ending

(Flash fiction prompt from carrotranch. Usually the phrase 'never ending' is used as a negative (as in reference to a long and tedious task), but I tried to make it into a positive. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2022/04/18/april-18-story-challenge-in-99-words/ "Have you seen the news? War, poverty, oppression, planetary destruction; the world's problems are never ending!" "They are, but … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Never Ending

99 Word Prompt: The ’49ers

(Flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. The theme of '49ers is topical because the American football team in San Francisco with the same name just lost the NFC title game to their Los Angeles rivals, so I tied that into the historical '49ers who came to California during the gold rush. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2022/01/31/january-31-story-challenge-in-99-words/Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: The ’49ers

99 Word Prompt: Film Festival

(This latest prompt from carrot ranch couldn't be more timely for me as will become evident in the story. Link to prompt below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/11/04/november-4-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ The writer was checking his emails then saw one from a film festival competition where he had submitted a screenplay. Probably just another rejection, he thought, bad news can wait. He … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Film Festival

99 Word Prompt: Across The Water

(Another carrot ranch prompted flash fiction piece. The prompt, across the water, made me think about visiting Santa Cruz with my family when I was a kid and that first view of the ocean, brought back some memories. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/10/01/september-30-flash-fiction-challenge/ The family drove through the mountains then the highway straightened as they approached the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Across The Water

99 Word Prompt: Cooking Show

(Another flash fiction piece prompted by carrotranch. The subject of this prompt is cooking show, of which there are many, but after some thought I finally figured out a way to make it interesting. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/09/09/september-9-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "Today we'll be cooking octopus," the chef said to the camera. "The key is to cook it quickly … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Cooking Show

99 Word Prompt: Hometown

(Flash fiction piece prompted by carrot ranch, the theme of this one is hometown, which stirs up lots of memories in most people. Do still live in your hometown? Did you move away? Or maybe you're someone who moved around a lot growing up? My hometown is a big American city, but I focused on … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Hometown

99 Word Prompt: The Old Photograph

(Another Carrot Ranch prompted 99 word flash fiction story. The subject of this prompt is old photographs, which is something that touches most if not all people. They're reminders of our past, our family history, and give our own lives dimension. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/07/01/july-1-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "Who are these people?" Father looked at the old photograph. "Remember … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: The Old Photograph

99 Word Prompt: Solstice

(A flash fiction piece prompted by carrot ranch. The theme for this prompt is solstice, and I used the occasion of this summer solstice to bring up the subject of self preservation. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/06/19/june-18-flash-fiction-challenge-3/ As the wheel of the year once again reached its midpoint of light's apex and increasing darkness, humanity stood at … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Solstice

99 Word Prompt: Earthing

(Flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. I was inspired by all the bicycle crashes I've had or seen over the years. https://carrotranch.com/2021/04/22/april-22-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ Rory tore down the hillside on his mountain bike, then hit a rut and pitched forward over the handlebars. He flew forward and headed into the ground. His hands and face scraped … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Earthing

99 Word Prompt: Deep Wishes

(A flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. Subject: deep wishes. I utilized the genie inside of a magic lamp trope and gave it an ending I don't recall ever seeing in a three wishes story. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2021/03/11/march-11-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "Oh boy! A magic genie! I want a billion dollars, a new pickup truck, and a … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Deep Wishes