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: 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: 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: 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