First Flight

It was all set, soon we would become empty nesters. It was sad to see them leave, and I knew we would miss them, but they had to go and start new lives and families of their own. I am sure we would see them from time to time and for visits on birthdays andContinue reading “First Flight”

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”

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”

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”

Meg Takes Charge – Flash Fiction

The following flash fiction was written in response to a challenge over at Carrot Ranch.  In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story in which a character takes charge. Who is this character, and what situation calls for their action? It can be playful or serious, fantastical, or realistic. Go where the prompt leads!Continue reading “Meg Takes Charge – Flash Fiction”

The Search Goes On Flash Fiction

The following was written for two challenges. Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch. March 5, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about Clarice. She can be any Clarice real, historical, or imagined. What story does she have for you to tell? Go where she may lead! and forContinue reading “The Search Goes On Flash Fiction”

The Escape Plan – Flash Fiction

The following story was written for a challenge over at Carrot Ranch.  February 20, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a library cat named Rainbow who escapes.     Rainbow, held captive, couldn’t take this anymore; she had to get out of this library. She’d miss the childrenContinue reading “The Escape Plan – Flash Fiction”

Found Letters – Flash Fiction

  This was written for this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch. February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go whereContinue reading “Found Letters – Flash Fiction”

Tall Tales Flash Fiction

  Mama, Mama, my finger hurts, cried Bobby. Let’s have a look at it. Oh, a little splinter, we must get that out before it festers. How? I’ll need my tweezers and magnifying glass but first, we’ll put a little rubbing alcohol on it. That’s gonna hurt. I think I’ll just keep the splinter. IfContinue reading “Tall Tales Flash Fiction”

Meg and Ian Flash Fiction

  Meg, in a daze, was reminiscing about the first time Ian said, “I love you,” She got butterflies, felt intoxicated, and for the first time in her life without a doubt knew he was the one. Not being able to sleep Meg got up, put on coffee, and ran a hot bath for herself.Continue reading “Meg and Ian Flash Fiction”