99 Word Prompt: Paint

The latest Carrot Ranch 99 word flash fiction.  This one was about paint, and after thinking back to some college parties I finally figured out how to write about it. https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/28/june-27-flash-fiction-challenge/ Mateo dabbed his thin brush onto his pallet, swirled around some blue paint, then applied it gingerly.  His quick brushstrokes made lines, swirls, and … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Paint

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99 Word Prompt: Fire

https://carrotranch.com/2019/04/04/april-4-flash-fiction-challenge/ "You know what you're doing, Chandler?" "Of course I do, Brooke," Chandler assured as he stood next to the Weber barbecue. Brooke looked down at the coals and barely saw the orange glow of heat.  "I don't think the fire is hot enough." "That's an easy fix."  Chandler picked up a bottle of lighter … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Fire

Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3

(A sequel to the earlier Current Affairs short plays, episode 3 continues the theme of the absurdly failed political career of the obstreperous Arnie Fowler, a comically tragic fictitious congressman inspired by the current political landscape, which also drove me to reference a famous American drama about a woman who loses her grip on reality.) … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3

99 Word Prompt – Chisel

https://carrotranch.com/2019/03/14/march-14-flash-fiction-challenge/ "Go up and talk to them," Sean coerced. "I don't know."  Andy looked at the cluster of women at the other side of the bar.  "None of them have been giving any signs." "What do you want, a green light?" Drew asked. "Or an Evite?" Rich laughed. "Well," Andy hesitated. "Just talk to them!"  … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt – Chisel

Pacific Television Theater – Episode 6

Episode 6 of Pacific TV was a pair of short plays.  I Can Quit Anytime is a humorous look at Facebook addiction, and What's Hiding in Your Tree? is a fictitious ancestry show.  It was performed and live broadcast from Community Television of Santa Cruz on March 14th, 2019. Caveat: this show was performed and … Continue reading Pacific Television Theater – Episode 6

Show Tonight!

Episode 6 of Pacific Television Theater is to be performed and live aired tonight from Community Television of Santa Cruz at 7:30PM PDT and can be online at http://www.communitytv.org/watch/ctv-public-access-2773/! Episode 6 is two short plays.  I Can Quit Anytime is a wry look at Facebook addiction, and What's Hiding In Your Tree? is a fictitious … Continue reading Show Tonight!

99 Word Prompt: Into The Dark

https://carrotranch.com/2018/11/29/november-29-flash-fiction-challenge/ Gladys peered cautiously at the basement door.  "Honey, I think I heard a noise in the basement." "What kind of noise?" her husband Paul answered. "I can't tell," Gladys said.  "Either something fell or was knocked over.  Could you please look?" "Scared of a little noise?" Paul laughed. "What if it's an intruder?" Gladys … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Into The Dark

Power Trip – A 5 Minute Play

(A comedic look at workplace hierarchy/pecking order, first performed as a staged reading at Community TV of Santa Cruz.) CHARACTERS LEONARD – middle management GORDON – recently promoted to middle management CLAUSEN – upper management Place: LEONARD'S workplace office Time: Contemporary (LEONARD is sitting at his desk and writing on some paperwork. GORDON enters.) LEONARD:  … Continue reading Power Trip – A 5 Minute Play

99 Word Prompt: Bottleneck

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/31/august-30-flash-fiction-challenge/ THE BOTTLE OPENER A party goer grabbed a longneck bottle of ale from an ice chest and searched around.  "Anyone know where the bottle opener is?" "I got this," another party goer said as he picked up another beer bottle.  "Now give me yours." The first party goer handed him his bottle, then the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Bottleneck