FFfAW-On Time

We fell in love in 2010 and had a wonderful time together going out for coffee and spending romantic time together.

One day he had to move and I was heartbroken. He promised to come see me every year on the date of our anniversary of our falling in love.

Every year since 2010 we have met and proclaimed our love to one another and then he would have to leave again for another year.

Today is September 21, the date of proclaiming our love to one another. I watch out the window and see, he is right on time.


Thank you Enisa for our photo prompt this week!


This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW-Little Girls Dreams

The twins loved going to the big mall where the brightly colored steer statues were. They would beg their parents to place them on top so they could pretend to ride a bull; an act they saw when their parents took them to the rodeo.

Marjorie whispers to her sister, “When I grow up I'm going to marry a cowboy.”

Between giggles, Margaret eagerly replies, “Me too.”

Curiously, a little boy walked over to the statues where the two girls were sitting.

Horsey! I want to ride a horsey too!”

The girls jumped off the steer statues while their mother grinned and whispered,

“Girls, looks like we've got one cowboy, we just need one more.”


Thank you to S. Writings for our photo prompt this week.

This is my story for the challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click here.

To read other stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggie button below:

FFfAW 4/1/2015 * Close Call *

The bull riders anxiously draw their numbers for the bucking bull they will ride in this year's Annual Spring Rodeo. Richard Lackey draws number #13, belonging to, “Hell with Horns,” a muscular bull with long wicked horns. The other riders are full-blown relieved they didn't draw Hell.

Richard, an expert bull-rider, knows this bull is something to be reckoned with. He says a quick prayer, hops on top of 'Hell' just as the gate flies open. 'Hell' kicks, bucks, and snorts, fuming with rage. Fifteen seconds later, 'Hell' is free of Richard and aims his horns right at his middle.

At that very instant, a clown, sporting bright red hair and a flashing red nose, runs into the arena, catching 'Hell's' attention. 'Hell' becomes confused. He stomps his hoof and snorts, giving Richard precious time to escape.

The enraged bull charges the clown, almost clipping him, just as the clown jumps over the railing to safety. The crowd claps and whistles.

Using his trembling hand, the clown wipes the dusty sweat off his brows.

174 words

© PricelessJoy/pal/2015

Photo Credit: pixabay.com ('free to use' photographs)
This story is my submission for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Weekly Writing Challenge. We are challenged to write a story using 100-175 words based on the photo that we are given. I hope you enjoy my story.

Where I live, the rodeos use clowns as a means to distract the bulls away from the riders when the bull riders are bucked off the bull. It is a highly dangerous job and the clowns generally do a fantastic job protecting the cowboys from the raging bulls.

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