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Haiku Flash Fiction Challenge: Young at Heart

This is a flash fiction challenge to write a story in a haiku. What resulted is not really a story. It is an observation, a comment on something I find myself thinking about more and more as the years pass.

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One Sentence Story Flash Fiction Challenge: Unfinished Symphony

Here is a flash fiction challenge to write a story in a sentence. UNFINISHED SYMPHONY She was vitality – personified – from her laughing eyes to her painted toes, yet as unfinished as the text that began, “on my w…”

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Opening Line – Writing Prompt

This week’s challenge from Chuck Wendig is to leave an opening line for a story in the comments. Here’s what I submitted: I’m not saying the old widow could do it… not exactly, but many were the whispers of recommendation,

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The Camera – a Drabble

I stand in the camera shop, such a mundane place for the thing I see, and the seeing of it. I found your camera in a box from half a century ago. What a surprise, to find film inside. And,

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Sentinel of Souls – a Drabble

Sentinel of Souls The sun goes down, and I breathe deeply, feeling the stiffness release me by slow degrees from granite to flesh. My awakened eyes seek out the shape and integrity of my charge. Clambering over its stone walls,

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3 Sentence Story Flash Fiction Challenge: Improbability

This is a Chuck Wendig challenge from November 7, 2014. Our assignment, to tell a story in three sentences. This is one we posted directly into the comments at Terrible Minds. I decided to post it here, too. IMPROBABILITY There

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100 Word Drabble Flash Fiction Challenge: Fortune Teller

This week’s challenge from Chuck Wendig is a 100 word drabble – no prompts. As I attempted to write, it morphed completely from one thing to another. The more words I chopped away, the more the story revealed itself. It,

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