99 Word Prompt: Valentine’s Day

https://carrotranch.com/2019/02/14/february-14-flash-fiction-challenge/ Casey got home after a long day at work, dropped everything, and let out an exhausted breath.  She went through the mail and tossed most of it into the recycling bin.  A red envelope then caught eye, and she saw it was from a former boyfriend.  This is unexpected, she thought.  She opened the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Valentine’s Day

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99 Word Prompt: Sea Mist

https://carrotranch.com/2019/02/01/january-31-flash-fiction-challenge/ They sat on the beach and watched the ocean waves against the setting sun. "So this is it?" she asked. "Yeah, everything's set," he answered.  "I'll stay at a friend's place while I look for a new job.  Shouldn't take long." She looked over at him.  "Really wish you could stay," she pleaded. "So … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Sea Mist

99 Word Prompt: Reflection

https://carrotranch.com/2019/01/04/january-3-flash-fiction-challenge/ He sped along the highway as he left his home town. All that shaped and influenced him as a person, and everyone he knew, faded into the background as he drove ahead. He was looking forward to the new life he was anticipating in a city unknown. He didn't know where he was going, … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Reflection

Redwood Summer Part III Chapter 12 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 12, which is also the beginning of the last third of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose. This chapter begins after a job interview for the main character, and interview that didn’t go well. As he meets up with his girlfriend in downtown San Jose, he wonders what to do … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part III Chapter 12 (repost)

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

Redwood Summer Chapter 11 (repost)

via Redwood Summer Chapter 11 Rewrite of chapter 11 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  The setting of this chapter is Jason's workplace, a satellite imaging company.  The workplace is abuzz because of a visit they received from a group of businessmen who are rumored to be interested in buying the company.  … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 11 (repost)

Writing Prompt: Masks – The Bank Robbery

Very short story inspired by a writing prompt posted by Rachel Poli.  Subject: masks https://rachelpoli.com/2018/10/19/time-to-write-masks-creative-writing-prompt/ THE BANK ROBBERY A masked man entered the bank. He went to the nearest window, pulled out a pistol, and held it low as he pointed it at the teller. "Fill this up!" the bank robber ordered as he tossed … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Masks – The Bank Robbery

Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)

A rewrite of chapter 10 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  In this chapter Jason is attempting to fix the car problem from the previous chapter, and ends up having a conversation with his father about where he's at in life, and about what Silicon Valley was in its agricultural past. via … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 10 (repost)

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

99 Word Prompt: Comet

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/16/august-16-flash-fiction-challenge/ YOU SHOULD'VE LISTENED TO ME! "I see a dark omen ahead for you," the sorceress warned. "Well that's a bummer," the man said nonchalantly. "Heed my words!" the sorceress reiterated. "When a comet appears that is aligned with one of the planets, it will spell your doom!" "How does a comet align with a … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Comet