December 14: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Only In – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

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Only In Ireland

She picked up the football and began to practice kicking it over the bar. Smiled as she remembered Gaelic football practice earlier with her friends and team. They would happily while away the hours in good spirits. But afterwards Jenny would come down here and practice herself making sure she was well prepared for the upcoming Junior football final next week. She was determined not to let her friends down on such a big day for the town and the community. Just eight years old she was filled with a love of Gaelic football continuing a long Irish tradition.


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16 comments on “December 14: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Only In – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. floatinggold says:

    Interesting. Is it called “Gaelic” if it’s outside of Scotland?

    (Side note: You seem to be missing a word “They would happily while..” happily do what?)

  2. Is gaelic football different to soccer? Good piece – even at 8 she wants to keep up the traditions.

  3. Norah says:

    Ah, yes. Only in Ireland. Well done – a nice piece of fiction.

  4. It seems like such a fun sport. Now I’m sad that we didn’t take out time to check out a game when we were in Ireland a couple of years ago…though to be fair, we were there only for three days 🙂 So is this tradition of playing this game equally prevalent among girls, or is our heroine a trendsetter?

    • lisarey1990 says:

      It’s more known to be played by boys but girls do play it too. It’s becoming more popular for girls though and the womens’ football matches are starting to be shown more on TV though there’s still quite a way to go with that yet but it’s progressing slowly.

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