April 12: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Sue & Chiroptera – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.

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Sue & Chiroptera

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The day Sue met Chiroptera she was sitting in the park eating her sandwiches. 72 and in early retirement, she felt there was not much purpose to her life anymore. Then a gust of wind blew and a bat flew off the tree landing on the ground beside her. She rushed to him and was glad that he was safe apart from a broken arm. She nursed Chiroptera back to health and visited him each day when she had released him back into his habitat. Sue made a friend and regained a purpose in her life. Her little star.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/13/april-12-flash-fiction-challenge/

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April 5: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Dancing Feet – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a silly sun story. Up north, “sun silly” is the energetic and playful response to returning sunlight. It could also be an April Fool’s jest, a silly story, or a reaction to spring fever. Be silly and write playfully! Go where the prompt leads.

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Dancing Feet

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Lambs skipped through the fields. They waited till nightfall till Felix Lamb brought out the alcohol and the sound system. The family who owned the farm were sound asleep. The lambs partied on down in their large field, now a huge disco area, glittering lights all around supplied by Susie Lamb. KC & The Sunshine Band’s Get Down Tonight came on and the lambs boogied while the older sheep watched on remembering their younger days. They smiled as Ron Sheep jumped out to dance. To Ron, age was but a number.

The next day the lambs just skipped again.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/05/april-5-flash-fiction/

March 29: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Flying Fingers On Keys – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

 In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly. Think about the different ways we use our fingers and what happens when we add speed. Go where the prompt leads.

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Flying Fingers On Keys

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Maria sat down to type the next part of her book. For a few moments she looked at the blank computer screen deep in thought, characters having conversations in her head. Then she began to type. Her fingers flew along the keys as her heart kept telling her head what to say. Writing wasn’t just her job. It was a joy, a passion. It never felt like a chore. Before she knew it, her third chapter was in the bag barring that demon editing. Spellcheck, Grammarly and the gang. Her fingers wouldn’t fly when it came to those enemies!

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/30/march-29-flash-fiction-challenge/

March 22: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – One Day, Many Days – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads.

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One Day, Many Days

 

Michael stood in the middle of the grounds of Dublin Castle. Around him there was a sea of rainbow flags, gay couples kissing and allies smiling. The date was May 22nd 2015 and though Michael had never been in a relationship, today ensured that he could follow his dream of marrying in his country and having his marriage recognised someday. As a young gay man, he never thought it was possible. He just imagined the closest he’d come to marriages and all that jam was as his straight brother’s Best Man. But today, that changed and it was wonderful.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/23/march-22-flash-fiction-challenge/

March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about carrot cake. It can be classic or unusual. Why is there cake? How does it feature in the story. Go where the prompt leads.

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Michael set about making his carrot cake for the pending agricultural show. He had lost five years running. He was determined that this would be his year. He knew why he had lost each year and he was fuming. In this small town, they were all friends and he was the only man who entered. And there was a worldwide vendetta.
The world seems to hate white, cisgender, conservative, heterosexual males.

Across town, head judge Loreen looked at the list of competitors. She smiled at Michael’s name and thought,
That poor man can’t cook and he’s into so himself.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/16/march-15-flash-fiction-challenge/

March 1: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Raven Mum – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

 In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a raven. It can be in nature or used to describe humanity as a metaphor. Follow the bird. Go where the prompt leads.

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Raven Mum

The raven knew how she was perceived. As a bird full of venom and darkness, ready to peck your eyes out. She blamed these horror novels that were distributed around. In reality she was just like the other bird Mums out on her travels looking for food for her young: three sons and two daughters. Their father had being a loser but she diplomatically called him a ‘free spirit’. He had left when the babies were young and could literally be anywhere right now. She swooped down in battle with a crow Mum to get the piece of bread.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/01/march-1-flash-fiction-challenge/

February 22: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Like The Unicorn – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a unicorn. It can be realistic or fantastical. Go where the prompt leads.

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Like The Unicorn

 

She knew like the unicorn she would be hunted and many would try to bring her down. She also knew there was many who liked unicorns. She knew that like the unicorn, she was strong. She knew she would battle to the end against the prejudiced and the brainwashed who thought different of her because of one simple thing, that she was pansexual.

No one would stop her spirit … stop my spirit. I am me and like the unicorn I will glide through every forest and every storm.

Unicorn: Strong, fragile, human. Living, refusing to be made feel bad.

 

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/02/22/february-22-flash-fiction-challenge/