99 Word Prompt: Tapping

(A 99 word flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch.  Tap has a number of meanings, and I attempted to use as many as I could without it seeming ridiculous.  Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2020/03/13/march-12-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "Got anything new on tap?" "We have a brand stout, I'll pour you one."  The bartender placed a glass under the tap … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Tapping

99 Word Prompt: Open Road

(A 99 word flash fiction short story prompted by Carrot Ranch and inspired by the recent movie El Camino. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2020/02/28/february-27-flash-fiction-challenge/ "Nothing like the open road," the motorist said to himself as he looked across the earth toned desert expanse. "A chance to leave the city and clear my head." He admired the vistas … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Open Road

99 Word Prompt: Protest

(A 99 word flash fiction piece prompted by CarrotRanch, and the theme of this one is protest.  Protests can be unsettling and controversial, but they're also one of the cornerstones of free speech and democracy, as well as a method of raising public awareness of important issues.  However this flash fiction piece is just silly … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Protest

99 Word Prompt: Key Lime Pie

(A 99 word flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch, link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2019/12/06/december-5-flash-fiction-challenge/ "You think he'll appreciate this?" Eva asked. "Of course," Marty replied.  "Who doesn't like a good practical joke?" "Most people." "I'm sure he'll have a good laugh." Clearance walked into the room, then Marty launched a pie he had been holding aloft … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Key Lime Pie

99 Word Prompt: Winners

(A 99 word flash fiction piece for the Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge.  The prompt: winning.  I didn't have winning on my mind after the way my Raiders lost last Sunday to the hated rival Chiefs in Kansas City, so I decided to approach the prompt through the route of delusion.  At least they're better … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Winners

99 Word Prompt: Romance

(A 99 word flash fiction prompt from the good people at Carrot Ranch.  The prompt: romance.  I ruminated over this post over the weekend, then decided to approach it as a choice to be made by the subject; one practical and the other romantic.) https://carrotranch.com/2019/11/21/november-21-flash-fiction-challenge/ "He isn't right for you." "Oh yes he is." "But … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Romance

99 Word Prompt: The Greatest Gift

Flash fiction prompt from Carrot Ranch.  For this prompt I imagined the greatest gift not as an object but as something intangible. https://carrotranch.com/2019/09/13/september-12-flash-fiction-challenge/ "So how have you been?" "Terrible!  I keep plugging away at my art, struggling to generate interest, hoping to find an audience, even daring to yearn for some accolades, but all I … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: The Greatest Gift

Writing Prompt: Mischievous Waters

This is a 100 word piece of flash fiction prompted by Go Dog Go Cafe.  The prompt is mischievous waters.  I decided to write about water balloons, because what's more mischievous than a water balloon prank?  Read and find out. https://godoggocafe.com/2019/09/03/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-tuesday-september-3-2019/ The army of pranksters, each with a bucket of water balloons, gathered around the … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Mischievous Waters

99 Word Prompt: Rock Star

https://carrotranch.com/2019/08/01/august-1-flash-fiction-challenge/ Young Timmy held a broom horizontally and pantomimed strumming it like a guitar.  He moved to the tune inside his head of the latest pop song and pretended he was playing as he wailed out the lyrics best as he could remember them.  His mother came across his imaginary guitar virtuosity and beamed maternally. … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Rock Star

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