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

99 Word Prompt: Heard It On The Radio

(Another Flash Fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. The prompt is about something you heard on the radio. In this visual internet age, the radio doesn't have the popularity it once did, but it still retains its own particular magic. Turn on a switch, spin a dial, and you can hear music that travels across … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Heard It On The Radio

99 Word Prompt: First Flight

(A Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge. For the theme of first flight I chose a bird I see around town on occasion, the peregrine falcon. For years their numbers declined largely because of the use of DDT. Since the banning of DDT and conservation efforts, the peregrine started making a comeback, of which the falcon … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: First Flight

99 Word Prompt: Blossom

(This particular Carrot Ranch prompt has special meaning because it relates to the San Jose neighborhood where I grew up. But as you can tell from my story it's a neighborhood that's had several names, has been populated by different peoples, and is far different now than what it was in its agricultural past. Link … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Blossom

99 Word Prompt: I Got Life

(A flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch, the theme of this one is the three word phrase I Got Life, which has to appear somewhere in the story.  Link to the prompt is below.) https://carrotranch.com/2020/06/26/june-25-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ Father ran out of the closet holding a board game. "Hey, look what I got. Life!" "Another old people's … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: I Got Life

99 Word Prompt: Crazy

(A 99 word flash fiction prompted by Carrot Ranch, subject: crazy.  Lots of possibilities, but took my a while to find an angle into the theme of the prompt.  Not my best, but I made an effort if nothing else.  Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2020/04/17/april-16-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "I can't believe we have to live this way," Chris grumbled. "I … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Crazy

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