Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 01-26 through 02-01-2016
This week's photo prompt is provided by Sonya, owner of the blog, Only 100 Words. Thank you Sonya!
Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.
3. Please credit photo to photographer
4. The story word limit is 100 - 150 words (+ - 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.
5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story's post.
6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.
7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). If you need link-up instructions, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*8. Please keep your stories no more than PG 13 rating.
9. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other's stories.
Here is my flash:
Dorothy came round the corner, her bones were aching, her feet hurt and her arthritic hands gripped her stroller tightly. Pushing her weekly shop ahead of her she stopped to take in the sight before her.
Sunflowers. How were these growing outside a wall in an urban street? It always amazed her how nature did what it did. In all her 70 odd years she hadn't seen them growing tall and strong through the cracks in the pavement. Such determination these tall stems had.
Dorothy thought it was a bit like her own life. She was always reaching out, trying to grow and now in her twilight years she was finding new ways of developing her mind and creative skills. The physical abilities were long gone but her mind was still as sharp as ever. She took out her mobile phone, snapped a photo and sent it to her granddaughter and wrote:
‘Sunshine for my sunshine.’