Category: Flash fiction

  • They were arguing again…

    They were arguing again…

    I wrote this in a writing class after receiving a writing prompt intended to stimulate the imagination! Here’s where it took me. Why not give it a try yourself?

  • Inside the witch’s house

    Inside the witch’s house

    In the holidays I went to visit the woman that Dad calls a witch. I never got home and I think we’re working on spells together now, but I’m not sure…

  • Frustration

    Frustration

    In a kitchen setting where an artist was demonstrating tone on a Rembrandt study, via Zoom, an explosion was oddly unexpected. I ducked down. That’s the last Andy McNab I’ll ever read.

  • Tomorrow’s diary entry …

    Tomorrow’s diary entry …

    I wrote this fictional diary entry prompted by the mention of ‘cocktails’ by another writer in my Goldster writing class today

  • ‘bots

    ‘bots

    “I know what you mean” St John squeaked. “I mean, where are the women? We came here for a night of sybaritic pleasure and no totty about. Not a sausage. I was so looking forward to putting the pedal to the metal, if you know what I mean.”

  • The Empuhuh

    The Empuhuh

    RoryStoryCubes helped me write this piece of flash fiction about a dog, a dragonfly and a dragon in a spare half-hour.

  • Round robin anyone?

    Round robin anyone?

    Some time ago I took part in writing a ’round robin’ …

  • Gardenias again

    Gardenias again

    Based on the prompt ‘Gardenias again’, I wrote this piece of flash fiction about a man who, living alone, comes home from another hard day at the office. But all is not well.

  • Interruptions

    Interruptions

    Steve got a writing toolkit for Christmas, and last night we each took one of its’ emery boards, each with a prompt on it, and started writing. Then he interrupted us every 5 minutes with another line we used to change the direction of our stories. My starting prompt was I loved the way she said “balloon”. She said it as if she were blowing bubbles., and the interruptions, are in italics below. Here’s what I came up with…

  • The wheels on the bus …

    The wheels on the bus …

    Writers & Artists Yearbook asked on Facebook “Writing exercise time: write a short paragraph to accompany this image.” I posted this …