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:

 

FFfAW-Our Boat Ride

Matthew and I decided to go to the Mississippi River and take a boat ride up the Mississippi. We were so excited about it and decided to leave early in the morning.

When we got there the first thing we did was stand in line to buy tickets. Someone behind us said,

“Kids in love make me sick.”

We couldn't believe our ears, and decided not to respond to that hateful statement.

While on the boat we saw this person again and she came up to us and apologized and told us,

“When I was a kid, I was in love but after about six months he left me for another girl. I have never been able to get over that.”

We told her how sorry we were (and we truly were) but we were there to take a boat ride.

Yes, we were kids in love and we had a blast on the boat ride. We hope she did too.

(161)

Thank you Louise for our photo prompt this week!


This is my 161 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 to create our stories. It's a lot of fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read the amazing stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW – Home

My favorite thing to do is go out into the desert and walk among the hills and rock formations.

I love the solitude and the freedom that it allows me to have out among nature, watching the lizards and horned toads scurrying over the rocks to their homes.

Sitting underneath the stars that stretch along the sky, I know that I am in my element and I lie back and take it all in.

I feel at peace among my lizard friends, here in the desert, where it is quiet. So very quiet.

I am truly home, in the desert.


(100)

Thank you Grant-SUD 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 we create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW – My Friend Jake

I remember the wind blowing through my hair as I rode my horse along Wonder Bay Beach. The salty air clung to my nostrils as I breathed in the misty air. My horse galloped along the sandy beach as I laughed at the feel of complete freedom. Jake was by my side on his horse and we found ourselves racing to the end. The seagulls called in the air and we enjoyed the privacy of the beach to ourselves.

This memory is engraved into my mind. Jake left for war one week after this and I never saw him again.


(100)

Thank you Iain for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 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. This week we are gifted with the photo from Iain Kelley. This flash fiction is a lot of fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW-The Field

Christina Osgood was murdered one year ago on this exact day and we have been looking for her body ever since. How did we know we had a murder since her body hadn't been found?

Taylor Windsworth wrote a letter to the local police stating that he had murdered Christina because she wouldn't date him. He killed himself after he wrote the letter and didn't say where he had placed her body.

Today our worst fears were confirmed, we finally found her body in a field off of Highway 110. Her body will now come home for eternal rest.

(100)

Thank you Joy Pixley for our prompt photo 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 we build our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read other stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below: