SPF: Childhood Joys

Childhood Joys Imogen's hands shook as she brushed the gathered debris away from the miniature village, her reeling emotions slow to calm. She righted a fallen bench and straightened a leaning signpost. Despite her best efforts, a clinging miasma of neglect remained. The place felt... empty. It was an emptiness with which she was only too familiar. [...]

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SPF: Master of the Storm

This story is in response to the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge, hosted by Alistair Forbes, that asks that you write a story / poem of around 200 words using the photo as a guide. Master of the Storm Gerent closed his eyes, his head thrown back and arms cast wide as the buffeting wind swirled around him. Rain drenched him [...]

SPF: The Weight of History

This story is in response to the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge, hosted by Alistair Forbes, that asks that you write a story / poem of around 200 words using the photo as a guide. The Weight of History Jae reluctantly followed his classmates as they trooped onto the ship. He'd been dreading the field trip for weeks; had [...]

FFftPP: Faded Calligraphy

This post is for Roger Shipp's Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner challenge. For this challenge we are given a photo prompt and an optional opening line / prompt sentence. This week's prompt line is “There it was. You could see the corner of the folded yellowed parchment sticking out of the torn lining of the battered book.” I've not used the [...]

MftS: Silent Guardian

Here's this week's entry into Monday's Finish the Story flash fiction challenge, run by Barbara W. Beacham. This challenge gives you a picture prompt and the first line and asks that you finish the story in 100-150 words. The given line is in italics. Silent Guardian From her small balcony, the witch watched the world [...]

MftS: The Bare Bones

Here's this week's entry into Monday's Finish the Story flash fiction challenge, run by Barbara W. Beacham. This challenge gives you a picture prompt and the first line and asks that you finish the story in 100-150 words. The given line is in italics. The Bare Bones The cemetery spread along the area known as [...]

MftS & SPF: A Sister’s Love

This post is in response to both Monday's Finish the Story and the Sunday Photo Fiction flash fiction challenges, run by and Alistair Forbes, respectively. Monday's Finish the Story, run by Barbara W. Beacham gives  a picture prompt and the first line and asks that you finish the story in 100-150 words. The given line is in italics. Alistair [...]