No Lions Sleep Tonight – Flash Fiction

  One scorching sunny morning everyone gathered together by the Quiver tree, deep in the forest to discuss the shortage of food. Leo starts the meeting with, “Good morning” to the pride. “Tonight, we will go and hunt a zebra. I spotted a dazzle last night and if we’re quick and stealth there won’t beContinue reading “No Lions Sleep Tonight – Flash Fiction”

Catching a Nap – Flash Fiction

Flopping down on the couch with pillow in tow, I knew I’d be asleep in no time at all. Hopefully Sandy would let me get an hour’s sleep or so before calling me. Exhaustion had kicked in and out I went. I woke with a startle, looked up and saw Ian standing there. “Oh no,Continue reading “Catching a Nap – Flash Fiction”

The Longest Days – Flash Fiction

This week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch is to write a short story or poem (in 99 words, no more, no less) using exhaustion as your prompt. —————————— Meg never realized how fatiguing it would be being the main caregiver for Ian’s mother who’d fallen and broken her hip. It had only beenContinue reading “The Longest Days – Flash Fiction”

That’s the Way It Is

It’s flash fiction time again over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write a short story using the phrase “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers” To see more about this challenge head on over to the ranch. Hope to see you there. ******************** What’s for dinner Mom? You won’t like my answer, butContinue reading “That’s the Way It Is”

Scared as Hell – Flash Fiction

Sitting by the pool I looked up to see smoke coming out from our apartment window. Panic-struck,  I yelled, “Oh my God”, I’d left candles burning in my bedroom unintentionally. Panic turned to terror then into shock thinking my step-mother would kill me for setting fire to our home. A neighbour saw how stressed IContinue reading “Scared as Hell – Flash Fiction”

The Leader of The Pack

  From the day we brought Bruce home Maggie let him know that she was the leader of the pack. It was sad to see how she showed her eminence over him. Bruce was such a laid-back kind of guy that we were never sure if this bothered him. I’m sure they had this telepathicContinue reading “The Leader of The Pack”

Panic – Flash Fiction

This week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch is to feature a bucket of water. In 99 words, no more, no less, write a short story or poem using a bucket of water as your prompt. ************** Quick, quick, I yelled. Where’s the bucket? Asked my son It’s down in the basement by theContinue reading “Panic – Flash Fiction”