August 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

Coyotes gather on the ridge across the road and sing to the distant train whistles. There exists a rule, probably written in urine, that coyotes stay east and wolves west. Naturally, we live on the west-side. A noisy night in the neighborhood is when the wolves howl...
February 4: Flash Fiction Challenge

February 4: Flash Fiction Challenge

I know how Buffalo Bill felt watching his Wild West Show from the sidelines, astride his own horse with gloved hands at rest on the saddle horn, casually holding the reins. He knew how to sit a saddle — balls of his feet lightly pressed in equal weight to each...
September 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

April 9: Flash Fiction Challenge

For those of you visiting Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction for the first time, we a have a community writing prompt going on weekly. You’ll find this week’s prompt and rules of play toward the end of this post. You are welcome to join in every week as several...
September 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

Musical Inspirations

April 2, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that quotes from a song’s lyrics (could be a classical aria, a rock & roll song, anything). Flash Fiction by Pete Rolling down the highway, like a rocket. Headed to town and leaving a trail of...
September 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

April 2: Flash Fiction Challenge

Already this is our fifth flash fiction challenge! It’s exciting to see both returning writers and new writers weekly. By now, I hope that those of you who have discovered 99-word flash have benefited from practicing this form. Last week’s responses are...
September 10: Flash Fiction Challenge

Flash Fiction: It’s Just the Wind

March 26, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase, “It’s just the wind.” It’s Just the Wind by Georgia Bell I pressed my forehead to the window, the cold glass soothing against my flushed skin. How long had I stared...