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WonHundred Word Wednesday: “She hadn’t realized she’d buried her memories of her teenage years.” May 6, 2015

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may 6 2015

Today’s prompt for our 100 word flash fiction is: “She hadn’t realized she’d buried her memories of her teenage years.”

Here is my take:

     Cami bounced slightly on her toes, watching as the parade filed past.  She hadn’t been back to her hometown for twenty years. It had seemed like a good time to change that. A group of clowns poured past her. Something in the back of her mind felt off, but she couldn’t put a finger on it.

     “I can’t believe you can watch them so calmly,” Clark said.

     “What do you mean?”

     “Are you kidding? You. Held captive by the clown creeper for two days.”

     None of that sounded familiar.

     She hadn’t realized she’d buried her memories of her teenage years.

Now you can see what some other authors did with that same prompt, enjoy! 

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

DawnRay Ammon: http://areaderlivinginthewritingworld.blogspot.com/

Eliza Crosby: http://authorelizacrosby.blogspot.com/

 

WonHundred Word Wednesday (And a new project) January 22, 2015

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Today I am late with the 100 word story. In fact, I have two weeks worth here since I missed last week. 

So it is like a two-for-one deal today! Which is great. Unless you count your cost as the time it takes to read the stories and then this will take twice as long. So. . . 

Anyway. My friends and I are doing a fun little project. As part of it, I am going to take one of the 100 word stories from our prompts and expand it into a short story. Now the hard part is choosing which one I want to delve into. Decisions. 

Last week’s prompt was: “She went to the toilet and on her way back, opened the wrong door.” While this week’s prompt was: “Spider threads caught at her face, a sign that no-one had been there yet.”

January 14

This morning, Nadine came out of her class at the community college to find her moped with two slashed tires. Who slashes the tires on a Vespa?

She caught the bus; however, with the detour due to road construction, she was late for work.

And showing up short of breath and sweaty to work at the perfume counter? Not cool.

Her date with Kern should have been perfect. But, she went to the toilet and on her way back, opened the wrong door.  The jewel thieves in the kitchen, stuffing the fish with diamonds, were not happy.

“Worst. Day. Ever.”

 

January 21

 

          Marsha stepped into the cave opening. Her flashlight cast a feeble light as she crept. Spider threads caught at her face, a sign that no one had been there yet.

          Except. There is something odd about this web.

          She found a strand of the web and rubbed it slowly. The wrong kind of sticky. Scrunching up her face, she brought the web up to her mouth. She cautiously licked the strand.

          “Cotton Candy?” Marsha glared into the darkness. “Peaches, you dastardly clown, you are here. Somewhere.”

          She strode into the dark, determined to end the jester’s reign of circus terror.

 

 

Now you can check out what my writing friends have done with their 100 word story based on this same prompt. Enjoy 😀

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/

Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://www.lindzeearmstrong.com/blog-2/

Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

 

 

WonHundred Word Wednesday: “She was carried along by the crowd.” January 7, 2015

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January 7 2015

When I first saw this week’s prompt (She was carried along by the crowd) I thought about crowd surfing at a rock concert. And then this little image popped in my head. So, here is my 100 word story based on that prompt: 

            It was essential that Eliza remain motionless. The funeral bier was ornately carved and covered in flowers. She lay under the thin burial material and tried not to flinch as she was carried along by the crowd.

            The rescue wouldn’t work unless she was able to pull this part off. Her stomach knotted with each lurch of the unstable platform.

            I wonder how many actually dead people they have dumped in the street? Not encouraging.

            She kept mentally running through the plan to keep from screaming. She would save Mason. But she would have to go through worse than this.

Now you can check out what my writing friends have done with their 100 word story based on this same prompt. Enjoy 😀

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/

Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://www.lindzeearmstrong.com/blog-2/

Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

 

 

Wonhundred Word Wednesday: The old house, with its wildly overgrown garden, was silent, secretive, December 31, 2014

December 31

Look! It is the final flash fiction of the whole year! 😉 The prompt this time is “The old house, with its wildly overgrown garden, was silent, secretive. . .”

What does that prompt make you think of? Here is my take:

                The old house, with its wildly overgrown garden, was silent, secretive, and perfect for its purpose. People avoided it, either for fear of getting snagged in the brambles, or for other fears. Ones they couldn’t really put their finger on.

            The gate was hidden in the center of the house, right on the magical ley line, where it would have the most power. Visitors from the other side could come in and out of our world without notice. Only the gatekeeper tracked their progress and their purpose.

            It was also her job to keep out those who would do harm.

Now you can see what my friends did with that prompt :).

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/

Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://www.lindzeearmstrong.com/blog-2/

Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

WonHundred Word Wednesday: “He Didn’t Want To Go Out On Such a Night, But…” December 24, 2014

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December 24

This week’s prompt is: “He didn’t want to go out on such a night, but…”  Here is my take on the prompt! 🙂

                He moved piles of paperwork around on his desk and then shifted with a groan. So much for the newest—and most expensive—ergonomic  office chair. It just didn’t seem to do the job.

                The wind howled outside, battering the shutters. Snow whipped into blinding flurries. The scent of hot cocoa filled the air. He didn’t want to go out on such a night. But if he didn’t, who would? The elves?

                He threw on his big, red coat with a smile. The magic of Christmas filled him. Love, joy, and—most of all—hope, filled him.

                “Ho, Ho, Ho!”

Merry Christmas from me and have a Happy Whatever YOU like to celebrate! Peace and love to all. 

The other authors’ take on the prompt:

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/

Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com

Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

Jenifer Lee: www.myfam-i-lee.blogspot.com/

 

WonHundred Word Wednesday: “She Kept Checking Her Phone and Email, Wishing Someone Would Make Contact.” December 17, 2014

December 17

 

I’m a little slow today, technical difficulties (the technical difficulties would be my brain). But, it IS still Wednesday! And, our prompt for the 100 word flash fiction this week is: “She kept checking her phone, wishing someone would make contact.” Here is my take-

 

            The city stood silent, empty. Cars left here and there, seemingly abandoned. Laura peered into the fading twilight. She kept checking her phone and email, wishing someone would make contact.

            Anyone.

            There was a slow, steady beeping sound coming from somewhere. And, oddly enough, it felt like her family was close. She could almost hear her mother singing. Laura had to find a way back to them. She forged forward, determined.

            In the hospital, the family gathered around the bed: tubes, beeping machines, and their little girl. The mother sang softly.

            “Come back to us, Laura. Find your way home.”

 

Now you can check out the other authors and see what they did with the prompt:

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com

Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/

Stephanie Worlton’s Kreating Krazy blog: http://stephanieworlton.blogspot.com/

Leah Sanders, inklings: http://inklings-leahsanders.blogspot.com/

Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/

K.R. Wilburn  http://krwilburnbooks.com/blog/

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com

Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/

Angela Schroeder http://angelaschroederauthor.blogspot.com/

Ginny Romney http://romneyrants.blogspot.com/

Canda Mortensen http://candamortensen.blogspot.com

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Starimprint: http://starimprint.blogspot.com/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

Jenifer Lee: www.myfam-i-lee.blogspot.com/

Caleb Warnock: calebwarnock.blogspot.com/

 

WonHundred Word Wednesday: “As He Fell, He Waited For. . .” December 10, 2014

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On time this week with the Wednesday flash fiction! One prompt, multiple authors, 100 word story. It has been fun to see the variety that comes from everyone starting at the same jumping point. This week’s prompt is: As he fell, he waited for . . . .

December 10

            As he fell, he waited for the white rabbit to appear. It had to be a dream, right?

            Some strange dream with talking animals and glow in the dark words floating about.  They would all appear soon and then he would know he was actually fast asleep in his bed. Or slumped over at his desk, face smashed into whichever textbook he had been studying.

            No. Wait.

            It hadn’t been a textbook. It had been that strange tome from the library. The leather-bound, padlocked book with the warning he had laughed off.

            Was he actually falling down the rabbit hole?

 

Now we can check out what the other authors did with the same prompt 🙂 

Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com

Kelly Martin, Author: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/

R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/

Stephanie Worlton’s Kreating Krazy blog: http://stephanieworlton.blogspot.com/

Leah Sanders, inklings: http://inklings-leahsanders.blogspot.com/

Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/

Jaclyn Weist  http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com

Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/

K.R. Wilburn  http://krwilburnbooks.com/blog/

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com

Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/

Angela Schroeder http://angelaschroederauthor.blogspot.com/

Ginny Romney http://romneyrants.blogspot.com/

Canda Mortensen http://candamortensen.blogspot.com

Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/

Starimprint: http://starimprint.blogspot.com/

Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/

Jenifer Lee: www.myfam-i-lee.blogspot.com/

Caleb Warnock: calebwarnock.blogspot.com/

 

 
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