ID: interior of modern flat with winding staircase and a wall of windows

Once Upon a Flat (Flash Fiction)

It's 2021 and time for the monthly fun Flash Fiction Challenge Draw. This year, it's hosted by author Jeffrey Ricker! For January, we had to write a 1000-words max story that was a fairytale set in a studio apartment in a big city, and there had to be a potted plant in the story. Here's …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: November’s and December’s Results

Aw, this is my last summary post for 2020, but that's okay because the Flash Fiction Draw will continue in 2021, curated by author Jeffrey Ricker! You can follow him on his website and on Twitter to learn more. November's entries For November, I drew these cards: 3 of spades, 9 of hearts, and the …

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Ooo-la-ahhh… (Flash Fiction)

I did it! I finished my final flash fiction of 2020! The cards drawn meant we had to write an dystopian piece that takes place at the Eiffel Tower, and there had to be a cane in the story. Here’s my entry: Ooo-la-ahhh... December 15. It’s been seven months to the day that I’ve been living in France. …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: December

Well, the time has come at last for the final  2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I really enjoyed being the curator during this really heckin' heck of a year. Thanks a billion to all who participated. Exciting news! Author Jeffrey Ricker will be the curator for 2021. I know he'll do a great job. Please follow …

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Better to Believe…Fewer Mutants That Way

Well, I managed to finish my flash fiction for November. The cards drawn meant we had to write an urban fantasy that takes place in a hospital elevator, and there has to be a gun in the story. Here’s my entry: Better to Believe... Fewer Mutants That Way “What floor?” The woman peers at the …

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ID: A herd of horses in a green grass field with mountains and a lake in the background

Flash Fiction Challenge: October’s Results

Hoo-whee, this month's challenge was...challenging. But never you mind your pretty lil' head over it because my trusty band of authors came through. Yee haw! For October, I drew these cards: 8 of spades, 10 of hearts, and the 6 of diamonds. That meant the genre was Western, the setting was a museum, and the …

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ID: A field and a corral-like dark wooden fence

Showdown Over the Somewhat-Okay Corral (Flash Fiction)

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for October's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: September’s Results

Whoops! A little tardy, but here are the results of September's flash fiction challenge! As always, my trusty band of authors came through. And I got to write this month, too! For September, I drew these cards: 10 of spades, 6 of hearts, and the 3 of diamonds. That meant the genre was YA, the …

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ID: gray and brown buildings on each side of an alleyway

Troping the Light Fantastic (Flash Fiction)

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for September's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: July’s and August’s Results

Better late than never! As I am recovering from frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis for you medical geeks), it's been difficult to do much typing. But my trusty band of authors still wrote flash fiction for July and August. Thanks, you wonderful humans! July's entries For July, I drew these cards: king of spades, 4 of …

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