What’s Wrong With This Picture?

I imagine it's quite easy to spot the mistake in the above picture, taken on the Sunday afternoon of July 22, 2018 across the street from my building. But in addition to blatantly parking right next to a fire hydrant, this vehicle had neither a parking a sticker nor a day pass hanging from the … Continue reading What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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99 Word Prompt: Buttons

https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/05/july-5-flash-fiction-challenge/ BIG AND SHINY “Now listen here, swine!” Claude bellowed with inflated self importance. “Now that I’ve put in charge of this department things are going to be different! There will be order!” The employees looked at him blankly. “First rule, my cubicle is off limits! Nobody enters my territory! Nobody messes with my stuff! … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Buttons

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

All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play

A Gilligan’s Island spoof in which the roles of the Skipper and Gilligan are reimagined as played by Carol O’Connor (he read for the part of the Skipper) and Rob Reiner. The rest of the castaways should appear as portrayed by their original actors. Gilligan’s Island debuted on CBS on September 26, 1964, about a … Continue reading All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play

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: 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