Category Archives: Flash Fiction

Twittering Tales #46 – 22 August 2017

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About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less. If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. Have Fun!

Twittering Tale #45 – The Round-Up

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Photo Prompt by 5arah at Pixabay.com

From Kalpana at Gemini in the Sky:

“I am famished”.
“look there, Aim with your bows and arrows”.
“Looks strange?”
“It will keep the wolf from the door”.
(133 Characters)

From Vivian at Smell the Coffee:

The pain of betrayal
The sting of your lies
You strung us along
With you soothing our cries
You, pretending to be us
Now, nothing more to discuss
(140 characters)

From Reena at Reinventions:

“Take that sweater off. The sky is clear. It will soon get sultry.”
“There is a fancy dress show in the evening. Need to collect my rewards.”
(140 characters)

From Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes:

Wolfie thought his friends drooled over him because of his beautiful curls. The winter of the big hunger he discovered the real reason.
135 Characters

From Fandango at This, That, and the Other:

I started teleporting the sheep, Doc, but your dog ran onto the platform. When the molecules reconstructed…well, get here right away, Doc.
(140 characters)

From Martin at Martin Corcoran:

“I know we’re delicious, but if we SheepWolves keep eating ourselves we’ll go the way of the dodo, the teriyaki turtle and the chocolosolot”
140 Characters

From Lorraine at In 25 Words More or Less:

The Fly* III: Animalmorphtrophia! Dolly gets her revenge! (characters 57)
Be sure to click on the Link above to learn about “the Fly” and watch the famous clip from this classic flick.

From Leena at Soul Connection:

Can’t Believe,Really Foolish!
Wht He Did Now
Sent His Fox Covered In Sheep Skin To Follow Us
Pity Fox,He Needs To Act Lyk Real Fox,INTELLIGENT.

From Willow at WillowDot21:

WTF! These pathetic legs are not mine where are my paws.I can’t let the others see me.Must of been the lamb Dhansak just before the full moon.
(142 Characters)

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:

Ahhh yes, the transformation has begun. I can feel the pull of the moon. Come nightfall, I’ll have my fill on these brainless sheep-wits.
138 characters

From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses:

He couldn’t make much of it from the periphery.A new case,a new role to be assumed,Detective!here I come.
105 characters.

From Hayley at The Story Files a bit of Flash along the theme. You can read her story HERE.

And here’s mine:

Explore 6 landed on Kepler-438b. Capt. Dean sent live feed to Command.
“Wow!” they gasped, “a wolf-sheep!?”
Dean screamed, “No! A bird-sna…”

Well, that was fun everyone. Thanks for joining the challenge last week. In honor of the “great American Eclipse”…haha…I think it’s amusing the powers that be are calling it that. At any rate, in honor of the eclipse (ahem) I found this fun pic at pexels.com. Of course you don’t have to take it literally. Or even write about the eclipse for that matter. There are many types of opposites and more than one type of eclipse, not necessarily of the celestial kind. So, as always, tell me whatchur thinkin’. And remember…140 characters or less! I will see you at the Round Up next Tuesday. Have Fun!

Twittering Tales #46 – 22 August 2017

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Photo from Pexels.com

“Where’s the lens filter?”

“I thought YOU packed it!”

“Great! This trip is ruined!”

“Mom, Dad, look!”

“Wow. Look at that.”

“Let’s take a selfie.”

(140 Characters)

~kat


Stoned-Oven Pizza

photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash

These days you can get pizzas with jalapeño peppers and taco sauce, BBQ chicken, cheeseburgers, pineapples, strawberries and apples, fish, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes on top!

But Louis was a purist; a second generation pizzeria owner who followed his grandmother’s original recipe, and it showed on Friday nights when the locals lined the block waiting hours for a slice of Mama Maria’s traditional pizza pie.

Some people believe tradition is an archaic chain to the past but Mama knew what she was doing when she insisted on strict adherence to the family recipe: dough rolled in cornmeal, brushed with olive oil, fresh tomato sauce, Italian sausage, mozzarella and a sprinkle of her secret herb blend…that smelled a bit like oregano!

😉~kat

A Three Line Tale for Sonya’s challenge inspired by the photo above by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash.


Biff

Pictured above, my rescue pup, Winston,

who agreed to pose for my story. He’s my

Love Bug.

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Biff was my neighbor’s dog.

They were nice people, but every chance he got, he’d find a way to my front door.

“Come on Biff,” I’d say, scratching his ear, “time to go home.”

One day the neighbors showed up at my door. “We think he’s chosen you.”

Biff is my dog…

~kat

52 Words (exactly) Tale for Sonya’s 52 Weeks 52 Word Challenge. This week’s theme is “The Persistent Dog”.


The Power of Adversity

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“Closet-Shower by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.  —Booker T. Washington

“Hurry it up Lucy! I gotta goooo!”

“Almost done, Stuuuu-eeey,” Lucy snickered, delighting in the thought of him dancing outside the door, clutching his groin.

“Okay!” Stuart squealed. He knew she didn’t mean it. She never did. His only goal was to avoid further humiliation by restraining nature’s call until granted access to the privy. He didn’t always win. Eventually he figured out that he could avert the entire ordeal by rising 15 minutes earlier every morning.

Years later at a family gathering Stuart thanked his sister for inspiring his success.

“What? Whatever Stu-ey!” Lucy didn’t get it of course.

~kat

Another 100 words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneer’s Challenge prompted by her photo of a closet-shower above. This week I had two different stories pop into my head.


Displaced

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Field

She winced at the bruised reflection emerging, scored by the shrill squeal produced by the slow, circular motion of her wet hand on the mirror.

“I loathe you, you know.  You’re weak. You’re nothing!” She surrendered to the voices in her head, letting them to spill through her lips, hot tears burning her swollen cheeks.

No one believed her; not even the women. He was an esteemed community leader…board chair for the battered women’s shelter, a church deacon, little league coach.

She packed a few belongings and disappeared quietly; no note, no goodbyes. That is how nothing leaves a room.

~kat

100 words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneer’s Challenge prompted by her photo of a closet-shower above.


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