FFfAW-Invasion of Martians

Oh my God, run, they are here! Oh my God!”

“What are you talking about? Who is here?”

“The Martians are here. Run, run like Hell!”

“The Martians aren't here! Have you lost your mind?!”

“Look, they are here! They are coming through the roof of this building!”

“No dumbo, that isn't Martians! That is a fan! Just a fan!”

60

Thank you Yarnspinnerr for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 60 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:

 

 

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FFfAW-Freezer Burn

 

I woke up 150 years after being frozen and I didn't recognize the new world I was in at all.

People didn't look like people anymore. They looked more like hay bales with pipes for arms and legs.

I was mortified. I wanted to go back to my time period, the time period I grew up and grew old in. But alas, I could not.

Finally, I asked the manager of the company that had frozen my body.

“What happened, why did you unfreeze me now in this strange and unusual world?”

His answer, “Because you had freezer burn.”

 

Thank you Ellespeth 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-The Missing Body

Dr. Dearborn died. He was the beloved physician loved by many of his patients. It was quite a shock to the town when he passed. Oddly, his body went missing from the funeral home. Very strange thing indeed.

At first, the mortician tried to keep it a secret thinking he would be able to find the missing body. But several days passed without finding Dr. Dearborn's remains.

Finally, Mr. Edwards informed the family that his body had gone missing and that he was very sorry. The family were not concerned. They were sure his body had been raised into heaven.

Dr. Dearborn's body was never found so it was that it had been raised into heaven. They held the funeral with a closed casket. The family grieved in peace believing their loved one was in a better place.

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Thank you Goroyboy for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 139 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-Illiteracy be Damned!

The old schoolhouse was small but stood proudly on the prairie. Years ago it was the schoolhouse for young girls and boys that lived on the prairie but since WWII ended, it has become the schoolhouse for illiterate veterans to learn how to read and write.

Winnie is the teacher and takes her time to teach these older men the mechanics of reading and writing. It is her mission to teach as many illiterate veterans as possible. Of course, the old schoolhouse only houses about 5-6 men at a time so Winnie is busy year round. She is proud of her mission and of the results she sees from her work.

Straight laced Winnie's motto is, “Illiteracy, be damned!” And so it is.


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Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 123 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 Cruise

People were standing on the deck of the ship bobbing and waving at their loved ones on land. I heard the sound of children's laughter and the excitement of the people that are headed on this Caribbean cruise.

I would like to go but work keeps me here. My brother and I waved at our parents as they excitedly waved goodbye. I could smell the salt from the sea heavy in the air.

I heard the ship's horn as it signaled it's departure. The ship became smaller as I watched it leave port and my parents fade out of sight.

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Thank you Dorothy 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-My Escape

I'm running as fast as I can. Sure, my back isn't as straight as it use to be and I have to run bent over, but, I finally got out of that place! Old folks everywhere. I ain't no old folk, I'm only 75. And I ain't gonna be stuck with a bunch of old folk that can't even remember who they are. Not only that they cheat at playing cards. I know they cheat! I got to where all I played was Solitaire because the old folks cheat! The only thing to look forward to in that place are the meals and even the meals are lousy. They taste like baby food. Bland as hell. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if my family would come visit me but they stopped coming to see me and I get awfully lonely. Come to think of it, I'm getting hungry. Even that old bland food is better than nothing. Guess I better go back so I don't miss my meal. Now I'm lost. Which way?

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Thank you Enisa 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-My Lucky Penny

“What are you looking for?”

“My lucky penny. I just had it and dropped it.”

“You can always get another penny and make it your lucky one.”

“No, I can't. This is my lucky penny and I have had it since I was a little boy. I can't lose it.”

“Don't be ridiculous. You will never find it in this grass.”

“Look! I have found it! The reason I found it was because it was my lucky penny.”

“Great. Glad you found it.”

“Uh Oh…”

“What's wrong now?”

“I dropped my lucky penny again. Please help me look for it.”

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Thank you Yinglan 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: