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

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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

99 Word Prompt: Hands

https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/13/june-13-flash-fiction-challenge/ "What do you mean you can't tell time?" "No one ever showed me how to read a clock." "It's simple.  Short hand points to the hour, long hand points to the minute." "Phones these days with show time digitally." "Your generation is losing old, vital knowledge." The kid shrugged.  "You know, you can change … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Hands

99 Word Prompt: Trees

https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/16/may-16-flash-fiction-challenge/ Driven by stress, he went to a nearby forest.  He found a trailhead, entered the cathedral of trees, and walked quickly through the verdant surroundings while looking for something unknown. He finally came to a large ring of redwood trees growing from the edge of an old stump.  He stepped into the circle, sat … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Trees

99 Word Prompt: Growing Older

https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/10/may-9-flash-fiction-challenge/ "Grandma, tell us about the time before television." Grandma leaned back in her rocking chair nostalgically. "Ah yes, the Golden Age of Radio. Every night the family would get together and listen to Jack Benny, Bob Hope, or Edgar Bergen.  Those were the days; good, clean wholesome entertainment.""Ever want to go back, Grandma?"Grandma sat … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Growing Older

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

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

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