99 Word Prompt: Not All Is Lost

https://carrotranch.com/2018/06/22/june-21-flash-fiction-challenge/   YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE   A city person pulled into a rural service station.  "Excuse me, sir, do you know the way to Davenport?" "Davenport?" the rustic attendant answered.  "Don't reckon I do." "How about Greenfield?" The attendant pondered.  "Nope, don't know the way there either." "Well can you tell me … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Not All Is Lost

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99 Word Prompt: Property Values

https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/17/may-17-flash-fiction-challenge/ "And if you look here," the real estate agent said, "you'll see that the fire damage didn't destroy the entire kitchen." "Well that's good," said the husband. "A fixer upper!" his wife added optimistically. "Can we see the master bedroom?" the husband asked. "Sorry, can't do that," the agent replied.  "The ceiling caved in." … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Property Values

99 Word Prompt: Fishy Story

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/26/april-26-flash-fiction-challenge/ "So I caught a fish this big," said a fisherman, his hands slightly apart. "Oh yeah? Well I caught one this big," bragged another fisherman, his arms stretched out farther. "That's nothing," another fisherman chimed in. "I caught one this big!" He strained his arms apart as far as they could stretch. "Hey, guys!" … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Fishy Story

99 Word Prompt: Sun Silly

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/05/april-5-flash-fiction/ Horace ran around the town square under the midday sun laughing and whooping while doing flips and cartwheels. "Horace is acting rather strange," a townsperson observed. "He sure is," another concurred. "Must be because it's spring," a third interjected.  "He does act strange when the seasons change." "But this is out of control," the … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Sun Silly

99 Word Prompt: Balloons

https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/09/march-8-flash-fiction-challenge/ Timmy brought the balloon animal to his family.  "Look at what I got." "Why look at that balloon dog!" his mother said.  "How cute!" "No," father disagreed, "it's a horse." "You're both wrong," grandma interrupted.  "It's obviously a rhinoceros." "Let me look at that," Uncle Wally requested as he took the balloon animal and … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Balloons

99 Word Prompt: Black & White

https://carrotranch.com/2018/02/02/february-1-flash-fiction-challenge/ "Trust me, son, you'll like this film," father said as he inserted the DVD.  "It's a classic!" "Oh no, not another black and white movie." "Still a quality film." "But old movies are so dated," the son insisted.  "And they talk so fast you can't understand them." "That's because they were all high on … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Black & White

99 Word Prompt: The Edge

https://carrotranch.com/2018/01/25/january-25-flash-fiction-challenge/ Terry looked over the screenplay he was cowriting and hoped that the alteration he made would be acceptable.  He went to the director. "There's something about the script I think should change," Terry said. "Which part?" "The title." "The title?  What's wrong with Edge of Doom?" "Well, it's a bit clichéd." "But it matches … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: The Edge

99 Word Prompt: Boots

https://carrotranch.com/2018/01/19/january-18-flash-fiction-challenge/ Cpl. Wildey led his squad through a clearing and into a wooded thicket toward enemy lines on a reconnaissance mission to ascertain troop locations.  The trail they were on approached an enemy headquarters in the distance.  Cpl. Wildey thought he saw movement ahead, so he ordered his troops to sneak up by crawling through … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Boots

99 Word Prompt: White Flowers

https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/21/dec-21-flash-fiction-contest/ The man stopped when he came across a pleasant sight of white flowers arrayed in front of him.  He wistfully contemplated the field of new growth.  The beautiful daisy, he sighed to himself, Bellis perennis if memory serves me.  He looked across the many bright yellow dots surrounded by snow white petals atop thin … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: White Flowers

99 Word Prompt: Busy

https://carrotranch.com/2017/09/08/september-7-flash-fiction-challenge/ Silvio the waiter moved from table to table taking customer’s orders and answering their many questions about the menu. He then ran back to the kitchen, quickly arranged various plates of food onto a serving tray, and ran back out with the tray on his upturned palm. He adroitly sidestepped other servers and bussers … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Busy