Scared to Death – Flash Fiction

  Lounging by the pool Kate looked up towards her window and was panic-stricken. A billow of black smoke was erupting. Then it hit her, she had left candles burning. “Oh my God”, she yelled. A neighbor grabbed Kate from running towards the fire. “My mother is going to kill me, what am I goingContinue reading “Scared to Death – Flash Fiction”

Men in Pots – #FFFC

The following silly poem was written in response to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Plant a man Watch him grow Does he grow fast or does he grow slow A vegetarian … I’d say so Look at his face, he looks like a grump I would too with those bumps Horns on his head holding upContinue reading “Men in Pots – #FFFC”

Nourishing the Mind – Flash Fiction

The following was written in response to a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. The characters can nourish or be nourished. What else can be nourished? A tree? A setting? Does the sunset nourish the soul? Go where the prompt leads!  Continue reading “Nourishing the Mind – Flash Fiction”

Human or Alien

The following was written in response to Sandman’s Writing Challenge. Iain Bates has been murdered. Again. “Tell me, Joe, why won’t this guy die?” “I have a thought,” said Anna. “Ya, and what’s that?” “Maybe the guy isn’t human, maybe he’s an alien or something.” “I suppose that’s possible, hell at this point anything isContinue reading “Human or Alien”

Diving Board – Flash Fiction

The following flash fiction was written for a challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features longboards. They can be used in any way you imagine, including a name for sporting equipment. How are they used and who is using them? Go where the prompt leads!Continue reading “Diving Board – Flash Fiction”

Lost Love Senryu

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt. Jude, from Tales Told Different, selected the photo for this month’s challenge. Feeling bewildered  Grieving, heartbroken, lonely Promises broken   © Susan Zutautas 2020    

Backyard Quandary

  The following was written in response to this week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something crazy. Laugh like crazy, show the setting of stir-crazy or go off the rails on a crazy train. Have fun with the word and the situation, butContinue reading “Backyard Quandary”

Escaping – Senryu

The following was written in response to Tale Weaver #270 – Escape.     Each night I look forward to bedtime. Snuggling up under the covers makes me feel safe and secure. Safe for at least five or six hours depending on how tired I am. This is when I get to put all myContinue reading “Escaping – Senryu”

Guilty or Innocent – Part 4

  When Pete walked into the principal’s office, he was shocked to see his mother sitting there looking like something was very wrong and hoped that there was nothing wrong with his dad; why else would she be here. Taking a seat Pete looked over at his mother and asked, “Is everything okay?” “Principal TaylorContinue reading “Guilty or Innocent – Part 4”