Tag: flash stories

  • Weekly Prompt Prose: Phone Bump

    Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Someone is reading a book on their phone while walking on a city street. They bump into someone who is less than sympathetic…at least at first. How does the meeting end? Phone Bump by Jamie DeBree Abby glanced up briefly, her true attention still on the small screen in her…

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  • Weekly Prose Prompt Stories: Monkey Shines

    Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Someone figures out how to beat the carnival games and wins a big stuffed monkey. He/she gives it to a stranger – what happens? Monkey Shines by  Carol R. Ward “You can’t keep that,” Irene protested. She stopped in her tracks as they headed away from the game. “Why not?…

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  • Weekly Prose Prompt Stories: Metamorphosis

    Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Write about some sort of metamorphosis, what triggered it and whether the outcome was expected or not.  Metamorphosis by Jamie DeBree They’re all staring. This was a really bad idea. Mary Coulter adjusted the strap of her new leather satchel for the one-hundredth time on her shoulder and kept walking,…

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  • Weekly Prose Prompt: Meeting a Dragon

    Prose Writing Prompt of the Week:  Someone who’s never seen a dragon before is just seeing one for the first time. What do they see? Feel? Hear? What happens to them after (do they run, stay, escape, get eaten)? An Unconventional Arrangement by Carol R. Ward Princess Noreen was putting away her clean laundry when she…

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  • Of Grasshoppers & Spats in the Park

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about a grasshopper/grasshoppers. Prose Writing Prompt of the Week:  A fight breaks out at a picnic in the park. Passing by when it happens are a woman jogging with a stroller, a man with ear buds connected to his cell having a loud discussion with someone, and a teen…

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  • “First Kiss” and “Skills” by Jamie DeBree

    Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Write about a fictional first job interview. Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about a (yours, or someone else’s) first kiss. First Kiss by Jamie DeBree It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Smooth, slimy skin mashing my lips, like a snail spreading awkward wetness. His energy and…

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  • Falling by Jamie DeBree & Rare Books by Carol R. Ward

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about falling off a cliff. Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Write about something that really happened to you in the style of a fiction novel. Give it a cliffhanger ending. Falling  by Jamie DeBree It’s always a little bit scary at first. A glance, a look, a flush…

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  • “Pouty the Walrus” and “Table for Two” by Carol R. Ward

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about a favorite childhood toy, and how you enjoyed playing with it. Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Someone walks into a coffee shop/bar/tea shop/ice cream parlor and all the tables have at least one person sitting at them. Pick a person for your to sit and have…

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  • Lady Tea & Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat by Carol R. Ward

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Compare someone (fictional or real) to a teapot (whatever kind of teapot you’d like). Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: Someone has invited your character for tea. Only when he/she gets there, something seems a bit “off”… Lady Tea by Carol R. Ward Not a fine English porcelain nor a modern stainless…

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  • Keepsake and Finders Keepers by Carol R. Ward

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about keepsakes you (or someone) left behind, whether it was intentional or not. Prose Writing Prompt of the Week: A new homeowner discovers a keepsake box hidden in one of the air vents. What’s in the box? Does it matter? Keepsake by Carol R. Ward The box came…

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