Wednesday 18 May 2016


FFfAW – 05-17-16

66th Challenge
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 05-17 through 05-23-2016
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
8. Please keep your stories PG 13 rating or below.
9. Please, no disparaging remarks regarding any race, religion or life-style choices in your stories, even though it is fiction and/or you are merely making a point.

10. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other's stories. 

This week's photo prompt:
This week's photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan!


This is what it comes down to

Covered in green top to toe

The only job in town

It’s better than being a clown

My own kids laughed out loud

Took pictures to upload to the cloud

I took pride in my look

It was alright in my book

To respect the past

Because it doesn’t last

The once magnificent beasts

Roamed the world at least

From fossils that remain

By the mountains and on the plains

We discovered their existence

Now we mourn their absence

My wages at the end of the week

Make up for looking like a freak.

Word count: 103

Sunday 15 May 2016


The idea of Sunday Photo Fiction is to create a story / poem or something using around about 200 words with the photo as a guide. It doesn’t have to be centre stage in the story, I have seen some where the placement is so subtle, the writer states where it is.
Once you have written and posted your story, please clink on the link which will take you to the little froggy below so that it is added to the collection and we can all have a read.

The main object is to have fun.

Here is this week’s photo prompt.

Cable Car Ride

Alice bit the inside of her mouth, her stomach was churning, she was afraid to look down, she was afraid to look ahead, she was just afraid.  Why had she let Tom persuade her that this would be fun?  She hated heights.  She hated sports.  She hated enclosed see-through bubble type cabs swinging freely in mid-air. 

Tom put his arm around her shoulder and pulled her into his chest.  ‘It’s alright,’ he whispered softly as he stroked her hair in soothing motions.  ‘I won’t let anything happen to you.  Trust me, please.’  His voice was low and seductive, lulling her in to a false sense of security.

A gust of wind rocked the cable car, Alice grabbed at Tom’s shirt, he placed his free hand over hers squeezing it lightly, reassuring her with his touch.

Approaching the summit Alice took in the vista, a clear picture of nature’s beauty enveloped Alice’s senses, she gasped in surprise and delight.

She turned back to Tom, her eyes alight with wonder.  He reached into his pocket, glancing around nervously at the other passengers, he then produced a small velvet box, he opened it one handed and uttered the words she longed to hear.

Word count: 200