Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Yellow

 

Hostel Golly Bossy by Studio Up

Hotel GollyBossy by Studio Up

I am the only one left. The Yellow killed them. I feel bilious. (13 words)

This story is part of the Grammar Ghoul Writing Challenge

Badge: Shapeshifting 13 #49

Ghouls on Rainbows!

Each week, you will be provided a visual prompt. The visual prompt may have several colors in it, but we’re focusing on one color at a time. Each week, we will tell you the primary color of the week, and your job is to write a story or poem, abiding by that week’s word count, using/inspired by that color in that image. Sounds easy, right? I assure you, it’s not as easy as it sounds!

This week, in exactly 13 words, your challenge is to write a story or poem inspired by the following color in the following image:

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Orange

rainbow prompt 2

“I present to you….” the Colour Master paused dramatically, “ORANGE!”

He flung down a swathe of living, writhing colour onto the sea. Its brightness dazzled the assembled audience. Then, with large, theatrical movements he gathered it  with both hands, formed it into a fiery ball and flung it into the western sky.

This is part of the Grammar Ghoul Shapeshifting Contest.  The photo is “Chasing Lava” by Nick Selway and CJ Kale

Badge: Shapeshifting 13 #48Shapeshifting 13 Winner #48

Alien House

Nobody ever saw who lived in the house with the blue door. All they saw was that every evening, 10 clean, empty milk bottles stood outside the door  and every morning the 10 full bottles would be taken inside.

“I’ll bet it is a witch,” said Nat. His 12-year old face glowed with excitement.

“I don’t believe in witches,” said Jimmy. “It’s just not scientific.”

“How does the milk get inside then? We’ve been watching the door for three days and as soon as the milk truck is gone, the bottles just disappear.”

“We’ll find out now.” Jimmy took the skeleton key out of his pocked. Noiselessly the boys crept to the door. It opened easily.

Ten cats stared at them. They looked like ordinary cats, except for the eyes. Instead of slit pupils, they had glowing red circles.

“Welcome,” said the grey Persian. “We’ve been expecting you. We needed  human subjects.”

152 words

 

This post is part of flash fiction for aspiring writers.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by pixabay.com.

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 me at mepricelessjoy@gmail.com.

8. Please keep your stories no higher than PG 13 rating.

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.

Coffee with Wings April#1

I have been neglecting my blog recently. Life has just got in the way. I am trying to write short stories and have started a novel. Added to that I have suddenly developed an avid interest in photography, taking thousands of photos and deleting 99% of them because they are out of focus, over-exposed, under-exposed or just plain boring.

However, it is a new term, it feels like Monday even if it isn’t so I thought I’d try to get back to a bit of discipline so here is today’s verse for the week. (Ps 103:1)

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