FFfAW-Myrtle

My name is Myrtle and I stand in this pen day after day looking out at the green grassy field. I want so badly to go out and eat that tasty grass and romp in those grassy fields. My heart is out there and not in this stuffy ol' pen.

My mother tells me to not let that beautiful green grass fool me because the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence. I want to believe her, I really do, but my heart is out there in that beautiful green field.

Alas, I will never know.


100 words

Thank you MajesticGoldenRose for our photo prompt!

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction, 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.

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FFfAW-James and Julia

Julia felt her anticipation and nervousness mount as she waited for the train to arrive carrying her boyfriend, James. She hadn't seen James in three months.

Three months ago James left to join the army and had been in training ever since. Now he had a two-week furlough prior to being shipped to North Carolina for more training.

James had a surprise for Julia.

James got off the train and immediately found Julia. After a tearful hello, James got on his knee and asked her to marry him, placing the diamond ring on her finger.

Julia was giddy with excitement as she happily accepted his proposal.

After affections were shown, Julia shyly whispered,

“James, we're having a baby.”

James was happier than he had ever been, and so was Julia.

Thank you Dawn for our photo prompt this week!


This is my 130 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate! For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW – Bikers’ Ball

This year our little town decided to have a “Bikers' Ball” for our Valentines' dance.

The night they all arrived, I was dressed to the nine's ready to go dancing! It was sure to be a fun evening out.

The loud motors hurt my eardrums and the men were all dirty and smelly. My hopes began to diminish.

I was all dressed up and they came in their grimy bikers' clothes. But, I decided to try and have a good time anyway.

One big man came to ask me to dance and I thought I was going to puke. He smelled so bad! I wanted to say, “My God man, haven't you ever heard of a bath?”

Little by little and one by one they asked me to dance and I ended up having the time of my life. Soon, that smell didn't bother me a bit. After all, they live carefree and ride their big beautiful motorcycles on highways and dusty roads!

Thank you Sunayana with MoiPensieve, for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 163 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 write our stories. The challenge is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW – Daisy May

I have always been fond of grandpa's old pickup truck, Daisy May. It has been parked in my folks' backyard since my grandpa died fifteen years ago.

When I ask my mom why she keeps that old truck in her backyard she tells me because it reminds her of her father and it makes her feel like he is still close to her heart.

My grandpa was an immigrant from the old country and he brought his family to America for a better life. He came to the new country with $50 in his pocket. And, he worked hard at minimum wage jobs until he could buy a business of his own.

My grandpa didn't become a rich man in wealth but he did become a rich man in the way he raised his family and became a leader in our little community.

I'm glad that my grandpa's pickup remains in my folks backyard because it makes me feel close to him too.


Thank you Mike Vore for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 163 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW – Miguel

Miguel was only seven years old but he was wise beyond his years. His single mother who was raising him, told him not to leave the parking lot of their apartment complex when he would go out to play.

One day he asked his mother why she had to go to work at night. She told him because that is how she made their living.

Miguel walked around the parking lot with his hands in his pocket trying to understand. Why did she have to make her living walking the streets?

He kicked his tennis shoes through the puddle wishing she was a waitress that worked days like Bobby's mom. Then he had an idea! He would take her to meet Bobby's mom and she could get her a job as a waitress!

He went home to an empty apartment, pleased, knowing that he was going to help his mom.

Thank you Jessica Haines for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 150 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW-The Red Tiger

She told me to meet her at the Red Tiger at 6:30 pm. I was there at the right time but she never showed up.

After an hour, I paid my tab and left the restaurant. As I was walking down the sidewalk I noticed him following me.

I ran around the corner and into a building, running up the stairs to get away. I watched from a window and the man starting running trying to find me.

What is going on?

Then I remembered. She had told me she had something to tell me.

Now I must find her.


(100 words)

Thank you Gina at Singledust 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 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 all the amazing stories written for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW – Tree Hugger

If you cut this tree down you must cut through me because I am going to continue to hug it!”

“Look lady, we are just here to do a job, please let us do our job!”

“No, you cannot cut this tree down! I won't allow it.”

“But your landlord wants it cut down and it is our job to do just that.”

Suddenly, bugs started falling off the tree into my hair and I screamed,

“Bugs!”

“Now will you let us do our jobs?”

I didn't answer.

Instead, I leave devastated that the bugs were killing my tree.

(100)

Thank you Shivangi 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 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 fabulous stories written for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below: