FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 43: DADDY’S HOME

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This Sunday is Father’s Day, and it is defined as ‘a day on which fathers are particularly honored by their children, especially with gifts and greeting cards’. Unfortunately, that was never possible for you because when you were growing up, your father was rarely home. He was always on the road with his job, and in his profession, holidays were an especially busy time.

Your dad’s finally retired, and you want to make this Father’s Day the most special day he’s ever had. You’ve got the whole day planned, and it will be just the two of you. He is going to be so surprised, and you can hardly wait.

Prompt: Tell us all about how you spend Father’s Day

Genre: Horror

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 42: WHERE DID IT GO? — THE STORIES

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This week’s prompt was to write a story about something important being lost, and the genre was to be drama.

What was lost this week? Let’s find out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik explains all about Letting Go

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 42: WHERE DID IT GO?

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Did you ever misplace something? House keys? Car keys? TV remote? That can be very frustrating, to be sure. But, if something has been misplaced, it is usually easily found. Perhaps you got distracted by a phone call as you entered your house and instead of putting your keys on the hook by the door, you carried them in with you, and placed them on the kitchen counter. Not a big problem, right?

If something is lost though, that’s a whole other type of situation. You can’t simply retrace your steps in your home. You would need to retrace your steps from the time you left the house until your return, not really knowing exactly where, or when, the lost item stopped being in your possession. Losing a key ring that holds your car keys, along with the electronic device that disables the alarm and unlocks the car’s doors, or losing your wallet that holds your Driver’s License, credit cards, and cash can have disastrous consequences.

There are, of course, many things we value that would cause us concern if we couldn’t readily locate them; such as certain photos, letters, or treasures from our childhood. This week, we want you to lose something and tell us all about what happens.

Prompt: Write a story about something important being lost

Genre: Drama

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 16, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 41: TAKE US BACK! — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story set in the Old West and include the following words: Gunfire, territories, blacksmith, ranch, and stampede.

Let’s find out what our writers have for us this week.

  1. Evan Henry brings us Incorruptible
  2. Joyce Juzwik delivers In Plain Sight

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 41: TAKE US BACK!

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This week, we want to go back to the 1800’s. Take us into the saloons where ranch hands quench their thirst, and gamblers sit at corner tables inviting the recently paid for a friendly game of poker. Let us saddle up and ride along on a cattle drive, where we’ll chase and rescue strays, and eat breakfasts of bacon, beans, biscuits and coffee.

Take us back to the days of stagecoaches and six-guns, outlaws and dusty streets.

Prompt: Write a story set in the old West and include the following words: Gunfire, territories, blacksmith, ranch, and stampede

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 9, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 40: CAPTAIN’S LOG, STARDATE… — THE STORIES

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This week, our writers were sent on an exploratory mission. It could have taken them on a journey through time, to another planet, or to another universe.

We asked that they write up the details of their mission in the form of a Captain’s Log. Where did they go and what did they find? Let’s find out right now.

  1. Joyce Juzwik responded to an S.O.S.

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 40: CAPTAIN’S LOG, STARDATE…

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This week, you are being sent on an exploratory mission, and we want you to take us along. Take us on a journey through time, take us to another planet, or take us to another universe. Will we discover scientific wonders at the end of our travels or will we need to fight to survive the living nightmares we encounter at our destination?

It’s all in your hands now. Where will we go and what will we find?

Prompt: Write up the details of your mission, and use the format of a Captain’s Log

Genre: Sci-Fi

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 39: WHY ME? — THE STORIES

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This week, the prompt was to continue a story, and the genre was mystery. It began with co-workers going out for dinner to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate completion of a large order. The message our character’s fortune cookie contained was a threat. Where does it go from there? Let’s find out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik takes us for a stroll down Memory Lane

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 39: WHY ME?

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It’s Friday night, and you and your friends planned a fun evening. You all work together at the same factory, and a huge order came in on Monday morning that was due by 5:00pm today. It’s been a very stressful week, but the order was completed with time to spare. A celebration is definitely in order.

You all had a terrific time at the local bowling alley, and decided to finish the evening with cocktails and a late supper at the Chinese restaurant downtown. Dinner was superb, and everyone was looking forward to opening their fortune cookie. Each took a turn reading their fortune, but when it was your turn, you crumpled it up and put it in your pocket. You told your friends that it was one of those silly predictions that fame and fortune will find you soon. Everyone had a good laugh, paid the check, and headed home.

All except you. Sitting in your car, you pull your fortune from your pocket and read it again. It doesn’t promise you fortune and fame. Your message contains a threat. That would be upsetting enough, but what’s most troubling to you is that the message is addressed specifically to you. Your name, first and last, is typed right above the message.

Prompt: Continue the story

Genre: Mystery

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 38: WHAT IS HAPPENING? — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a fantasy story that included a crisis.

Let’s find out what brought darkness to that other world.

  1. Joyce Juzwik offers us the Seven Sisters

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