Boney’s Beefy Shadow – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 12/19/17

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“Well Boney, that is what you must  have looked like at one time,” Janitor Phil said as he swept up the confetti from the last Christmas party of the week. This museum was certainly one of the most kid-friendly in the city. Rather than untold numbers of signs denying children the chance to exercise their curiosity this museum invited it.

Phil had talked to the dinosaur skeleton every night as he made his way through collecting the trash and restoring the playground to its pristine origin.

“I will admit, if I saw you like that outside I would feel a certain amount of fear!”

Phil pushed the pile collected in front of his broom further past the display as he nodded confirmation if his last words.

Phil froze when he heard an unexpected noise behind him.

“Boney! You scared the life out of me!” Phil said when he turned to see a big bone from the skeleton had worked loose and crashed to the floor.


 

 

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For those that have answered the call for the Christmas themed flash I mentioned today is the day we begin. You can find the link to the challenge here:

Christmas Character Origin Story Flash Challenge

 

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Peeling a Prince – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 12/12/17

 

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Emily knew some of this mind-blowing experience was due to her exasperation in her search for love. But . . . hearing a small creature speak to her in words she could understand had her off balance. She looked around to see if anyone was watching her before she answered.

“You have to understand this is highly unusual. So you are telling me if I peel away the exterior and wrap my hands around you it will break this fairy spell and return you to human form?”

“On my honor as the Prince of Camalote I swear my honesty and promise my forever devotion,” the creature replied.

Emily considered her track record and immediate possibilities and decided she would be no worse off if this ended in disappointment.

“Sure, why not?”

 

 


 

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For those that have answered the call for the Christmas themed flash I mentioned before I want to share the theme today. I am thinking about an origin story for your favorite Christmas character. Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer and yes, even Frosty are fair game. I won’t fuss if you pull in Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snowman or any other Christmas character from movies or television. Just keep it solidly with a Christmas theme.

Look for the Fictional Christmas Character Origin Story post coming on Thursday December 14th.

 

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Magic Grasshoppers – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11/28/17

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“There is no magic grasshopper son!” Eric announced in words more firm than he meant.

“But dad, you said that Grandpa never lies!” Tommy protested.

“Yes, I did,” Eric nodded. “He hasn’t started, it’s just that Grandpa’s mind is not working as well as it could these days. He thinks some things that just aren’t true.

“He said the magic grasshopper can help me find a treasure. I want to find it dad!”

How do you explain dementia to an eight year old? Eric had no clue.

 

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For those that have answered the call for the Christmas themed flash I mentioned before I want to share the theme today. I am thinking about an origin story for your favorite Christmas character. Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer and yes, even Frosty are fair game. I won’t fuss if you pull in Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snowman or any other Christmas character from movies or television. Just keep it solidly with a Christmas theme.

This will begin on December 12, 2017.

 

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Sundown Cash – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11/21/17

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Clear deadlines was what his mentor always stressed. Make sure there is no ambiguity. So he obliged and set the deadline for sundown on November 23rd. If the sun was no longer visible his suitcase with $10 million would go back in the trunk of his 1965 red convertible and he would go back to his seaside mansion.

He knew five teams were left from the original dozen that began the 2,000 mile race. But he also knew they would likely not reach him by sundown. He longed for the past when he was racing instead of paying, but fortune had smiled on him so he could be the benefactor now.

 

 

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11-21-17


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For those that have answered the call for the Christmas themed flash I mentioned before I want to share the theme today. I am thinking about an origin story for your favorite Christmas character. Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer and yes, even Frosty are fair game. I won’t fuss if you pull in Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snowman or any other Christmas character from movies or television. Just keep it solidly with a Christmas theme.

 

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Proof of Aliens? – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11/14/17

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No one spoke after they listened to the guide describe what the image scratched into the rocks before them was supposed to convey. After all this was the supposed expert, one who understood the culture better than any of them or their aged teacher. After several moments of silence the first sound was a badly stifled snicker, followed by the slow release of more which slowly but steadily increased into uncontrolled laughter.

The teacher felt his face flush from embarrassment as he realized the roughly two dozen college age members of his group were not holding in their true feelings. He drew in a deep breath, ready to right this wrong when the guide piped up to say, “Yes, you are right all that was hogwash, this was something a bored teenager scratched into the rock one day. We just give that spiel to see who is paying attention!”

 

 

 

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I hope you will all permit a brief commercial, but I would like to get all the fiction lovers to join me in a Christmas themed 7 day flash fiction serial. I will post a theme and you will have 7 days of 1,000 words to build your story. It will start on December 12 (mainly because I will be out of the country the first ten days of December). If interested please let me know.

 

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A Dragon Disagreement – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11/07/17

 

 

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“If dragons did fight there would me massive damage from their flames!” Clay declared. “Their fire is hotter than anything man could create!” He was so passionate about anything dragon related and considered himself the local expert.

“Oh yeah, well Knights have been in the business of slaying dragons as long as they have been on the scene. I think there is no dragon that can’t be slain.”

“I guess we agree to disagree!” Clay responded.

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I hope you will all permit a brief commercial, but I would like to get all the fiction lovers to join me in a Christmas themed 7 day flash fiction serial. I will post a theme and you will have 7 days of 1,000 words to build your story. It will start on December 12 (mainly because I will be out of the country the first ten days of December). If interested please let me know.

 

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Even Ants Have a Hierarchy – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/31/17

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Dustin looked longingly at the tall tower they approached. He wondered many things about this hallowed place. Maury could see his far off gaze and shook his head as he struggled against his own load.

“Forget it Dustin, we will never see the inside!”

“Maybe if we work hard enough,” Dustin offered.

“No worker I have ever known was invited to share that kind of luxury.”

“So we are expected to just supply the ones basking in their excess?”

It is our role, my friend. We are workers with aching backs!

 

 

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I hope you will all permit a brief commercial, but I would like to get all the fiction lovers to join me in a Christmas themed 7 day flash fiction serial. I will post a theme and you will have 7 days of 1,000 words to build your story. It will start on December 12 (mainly because I will be out of the country the first ten days of December). If interested please let me know.

 

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Is the Killer in Sight? – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/24/17

 

 

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The culprit was hiding in plain sight. With time the authorities would admit the brilliance of the devious plan, using the confusion of the city-wide collection of anonymous ones to blend. The Nameless Festival was purposed to prize anonymity, so there was no way to identify anyone by their name, especially when no one use done.

“He might as well be a ghost,” the lead detective groaned.

“In effect he is,” his partner acknowledged. “It could be anyone here!”

 

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I hope you will all permit a brief commercial, but I would like to get all the fiction lovers to join me in a Christmas themed 7 day flash fiction serial. I will post a theme and you will have 7 days of 1,000 words to build your story. It will start on December 12 (mainly because I will be out of the country the first ten days of December). If interested please let me know.

 

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All or Nothing – Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/10/17

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Penelope’s heart sunk when they approached the door. This was the last known safe haven for miles and the coding was clear, there was only space for three more souls here.

Jerome saw her face, so he immediately tried to reassure her. He pointed at the smiley face with an optimistic tone from his lips. “I see four!”

“They were rushing!” Penelope said through tears. She looked at her small children whom she huddled closer to her body. “It’s all of us or none,” she declared.

Jerome knocked at the door with the rhythmic combination last communicated.

 

 

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/17/17


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I hope you will all permit a brief commercial, but I would like to get all the fiction lovers to join me in a Christmas themed 7 day flash fiction serial. I will post a theme and you will have 7 days of 1,000 words to build your story. It will start on December 12 (mainly because I will be out of the country the first ten days of December). If interested please let me know.

 

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