The Dealers (Repost)

I first reposted this old cannabis themed short story of mine on 4/20 back in 2015, now I'm re-reposting for today's 4/20 observance.  I first wrote this short story back in 2000 (and rewrote it in 2010), a time of stricter cannabis laws, and it looks at the underworld market of that time.  Admittedly the … Continue reading The Dealers (Repost)

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

Castle (Repost)

Wrote and posted this short story just over four years ago.  It's a story about a chance encounter between a poor person and a really poor person that leads to a discussion on life, who has it worse, and the Golden State Warriors.  A decent early effort that deserves more visits, about 1,550 words long, … Continue reading Castle (Repost)

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

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

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

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

99 Word Prompt: Bottleneck

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/31/august-30-flash-fiction-challenge/ THE BOTTLE OPENER A party goer grabbed a longneck ale bottle 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 second … 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