FFfAW – New Coffee

This morning I decided to try the new coffee I bought at the grocery store last Saturday. It's name is “Nature's Best Coffee.”

I put 2 heaping teaspoons full of the black granuals in my cup and added water from the kitchen sink. I then placed the cup into the microwave and heated it up for 1 and a half minutes.

When I took it out of the microwave, I couldn't believe my eyes. I didn't recognize the goop that was flowing over the sides of the cup.

Desperate, I grabbed the package and read the ingredients.

“Genetically Modified.”

“Damn!”


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Thank you artycaptures 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.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW-Bicycle for Two

I saw the boys riding their bicycle built for two every single day, right after lunch. I found myself looking forward to seeing them each day. Then, one day, I didn't see them.

I watched for them every day but they didn't show up. I began to get frantic. Where are the boys? Why have they stopped riding their unusual bike?

My mind went into many different directions and I decided to inquire about them.

I asked the corner grocer if he knew the boys on the bicycle built for two. He told me he did know them but hadn't seen them in several weeks. He had no idea where they had gone.

A patron of the grocery store overheard me asking about them and quickly told me what he knew.

The boys are brothers and the older brother left to join the military. The younger brother left for a boarding school.

Life changes so quickly. Not only for the brothers, but also for me. With sadness, I stopped watching for the boys each day.

175

Thank you dorothy for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 175 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.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW-Family Vacation

My husband and I decided to take two months off of work and go to as many beaches as we could. We had been saving for a long time for this vacation because Randall loves to kayak and I just love the oceans.

Randall was out kayaking and I was lying on the beach soaking in the sun when a young man came running, yelling, “Shark! Shark!”

Instantly, I jumped up and started looking for Randall. I couldn't see him and my heart fell to the bottom of my stomach.

I ran as fast as I could to the ocean and saw that everyone on the beach were panicking. Me included.

I strained my eyes to look for Randall and began to believe the shark had attacked him. Tears were welling up in my eyes making it difficult for me to see.

Suddenly, someone touched my shoulder and I automatically turned around. It was Randall. He had gone to get himself a hotdog.

I hugged him tight and cried, thankful he had become hungry.

175

 

 

Thank you TJ Paris for our photo prompt this week!

 

 

This is my 175 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.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

 

FFfAW-The Right Path?

It was another lonely day and I decided to go on a hike. I moved to a new area for my career and I wasn't sure I had made the right choice.

The job is okay but all my friends and family live back home.

Walking along the trail I came across a brick path that goes to the top of the hill. It reminded me of the path I was on. All uphill. But I knew once I got to the top the downhill path will be a breeze.

I feel better now. I have selected the right path.


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Thank you J.S. Brand 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.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

 

FFfAW – Don’t Jump!!

I told him not to do it. I begged him not to do it. But he was determined to do it anyway. I cried. That didn't phase him.

I watched as he walked on the roof to the edge. I prayed he wouldn't jump. My heart was beating out of my chest.

I told him I loved him, but he didn't believe me. I tried to convince him that I loved him. Still, he stood on the edge of the roof and jumped.

My heart dropped.

He flew! He flew like he said he could and I didn't believe him.

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Thank you Grant-Sud 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.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

 

FFfAW-Unusual Company

Angela and I were hiking through the forest on Tiger Throat mountain, on our way to see the stunning waterfall and view at the top.

After about two hours of straight up walking, we both needed a much deserved break. I found a log to sit on and Angela sat on the forest's floor covered with pine needles and leaves from last fall

We sat quietly resting our legs and bums and listened to the only sounds which were the call of the birds. It was such a pleasant and calming feeling. We both weren't in a hurry to resume our hike.

Suddenly, Angela jumped and screamed which made me jump up leaving my heart at the bottom of my stomach.

“What's wrong?” I yelled.

Angela was white as a ghost and gasped the words, “A snake!” She pointed at the tree.

I look up and sure enough. There was a snake. We both dove for our backpacks and ran as fast as we could.

Neither of us took the time to look back.


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Thank you Kecia Spartin for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 173 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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






 

 

FFfAW-On The Map

We took a road trip to Montana to get away for a week. Little did we know what we would encounter while on our trip.

We came across a roadside business where they make different characters from logs. Such wonderful wood carvings!

But there was one carving that really caught my eye. It was a carving of an alien.

I asked the business owner why they would carve an alien. This is what he told me,

“Several years ago we had an UFO land about a mile from here. Several people were able to get photos. When the aliens saw the lights of the cameras go off they got into their spaceship and took off.

When the pictures were developed, the photos looked liked they were simply overexposed and no image of the spaceship was photographedp.”

He said, “Our little town has become the second UFO capital of the world. (Roswell, New Mexico is the first), and a lot of people come to see where this spaceship landed, putting our little town on the map!”

175

Thank you Mark for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt 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.

To read all the amazing stories written for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below: