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WonHundred Word Wednesday: He looked at his phone, turned pale, than quickly left the room. June 17, 2015

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June 17 2015

Today’s prompt is: He looked at his phone, turned pale, than quickly left the room. Here is my take on the 100 word story based on that. 

            The party was running full swing. The bass notes from the music thumped through the whole house.  Melanie glanced at her watch. Still hours until her parents would be home. No worries yet.

            This party would cement her place as head cheerleader. It had too.

            “Hadn’t you guys heard?”

            Melanie brought her attention back to her friend.

            “They said he got a strange text. A picture. The next day he disappeared.”

            “I don’t believe it.” Melanie scoffed.

            Ben’s phone signaled a message. He looked at his phone, turned pale, than quickly left the room.

            Every phone in the room rang.

Now you can check out the other authors’ stories based on the same prompt! Enjoy 🙂 

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: With him, she’d had some wonderfully stable times June 15, 2015

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June 10 2015

Last week’s prompt was: “With him, she’d had some wonderfully stable times.” My 100 word story on the prompt follows:

            She stretched and patted the side of her horse.

And then did a double-take.

            The horse’s coat was changing from the usual midnight-black, to fire-engine red. She sighed and looked over at her companion, Jeff. He had already dismounted and begun to set up camp. With him, she’d had some wonderfully stable times.

            But stable wasn’t supposed to be her thing, was it. Was she one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or wasn’t she?

            “War?” Jeff’s voice called across the campground. “Goin’ somewhere?”

            “I guess I am.” She indicated the horse’s color change. “End of times and all.”

Now you can check out what the other authors did with that same prompt! Enjoy 🙂 :

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

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

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

 

WonHundred Word Wednesday: It started with a chance meeting on a film-set. June 3, 2015

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June 3 2015

 

Today’s 100 word flash fiction has a very shiny visual aid. I figured that looked more ‘Hollywood’. Right?  Hmmmm, maybe not. 

Despite the garishness of the glitter, we will move on. The prompt for this week is: It started with a chance meeting on a film-set. This is my take:

            It started with a chance meeting on a film-set. Jake tried, unsuccessfully, to ignore her for hours. But those eyes. And she was so sweet.

            So of course he had to take her home. Who abandons a tiny kitten like that anyway?

            Now grown up, Ginger was the queen of his castle. And she was a viciously good judge of character. Whenever Jake began dating someone, he always had to introduce them to his cat. She would let him know—in no uncertain terms—what kind of person the girl was.

            Kim was the first to pass the Ginger test.

Now you can see what the other authors did with that same prompt! Enjoy-

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

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 had kept their mother alive in their thoughts. Too alive, perhaps. May 28, 2015

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May 27 2015

Day late and a dollar short, but I have my flash fiction! We are doing 100 word stories based on a set prompt. This week’s prompt is: He had kept their mother alive in their thoughts. Too alive, perhaps.  Here is my take on the story: 

 

Kim entered the kitchen and immediately dropped her coffee. It splashed over her feet, but she didn’t notice. She stared at her brother.

“Tim. This has gone too far.”

He whirled around, threw his hands to his hips, pursed his lips and tapped his foot. “I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about.” The tapping continued.

“I miss mom too, Tim.” Kim hesitated. He had kept their mother alive in their thoughts. Too alive, perhaps. “But, you’re wearing her robe. And talking like her.”

Tim ran his hand over the pearl buttons. “It’s a house coat, not a robe.”

 

Now you can see what other authors did with the same prompt. Enjoy! :

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 text message simply said ‘very clever’ May 20, 2015

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May 20 2015

Today’s prompt for our 100 word story is: The text message simply said ‘very clever’.

            Nicola leaned back from the keyboard and stretched—cracking her back and then moving on to all her other joints. She stared at the computer screen with the hypnotic blinking cursor. The blinking cursor signaling the end of her masterpiece.

            This is the virus that will show them. This will show corporate that the lives of those downwind really do matter.

            With a deep breath, she uploaded it onto what had once been thought a secure server.

            And then sat back to watch.

            Her phone buzzed and she hesitated, unsure of her success.

            The text message simply said ‘very clever’.

 

Now you can see the others’ take on it:

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

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

 

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/

 

 

 
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