Tag Archives: Flash Fiction

100-Word Flash(ing) Fiction

  I have had a yearning, recently, to keep my hand in on Flash Fiction and have been looking for a home for such pieces. After failing to find one quite suitable, I thought of doing it anyway. The first … Continue reading

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Bilingual Six Word Short Story

This is for the challenge appearing in DOLDRIEST and Figments of a DuTchess for a six-word short story on the topic of Friends/Vrienden. Pictures are from Immy (drawn by Footsy2). Colonialist March 2014 (WordPress)

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After writing down the following, it occurred to me that it would take hardly any tweaking to turn it into another entry for the Short Story 77 Challenge on the theme of The Way.  WHICH WAY? Conversation with granddaughters today, … Continue reading

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Colonialist’s Short Story Seventy-seven challenge No 1

On the basis of feedback, I have decided to give this a try based on sharing rather than as a competition, for now at least.  To play, either do a post with your 77 words (including title) and the badge, … Continue reading

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Six-word story challenge: FILM

Figments of a Dutchess Write a story about FILM in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with … Continue reading

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Six-word Story Challenge: Transport/Vervoer

In her two blogs, Figments of a DuTchess and DOLDRIEST, Marion Driessen has set the current six-word story challenge theme as:  TRANSPORT VERVOER  Hopefully, my attempt works in both languages:  Invisible chains linking time and space         … Continue reading

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Mushroom Jumping Championships Excursions are now available to try out the fast-growing new sport of Mushroom Jumping.  This takes place at the Violet Mushroom Asteroids, near Glrglblutz with its distinctive ring.  Of course, Glrglblutz is at war with anything that moves, and may … Continue reading

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Figments of a DuTchess Six word story challenge: Light.    The ridiculous: Let there be light!  Oops… fuse? The sublime: Born without sight Believed in light.   Then – today’s  NaPoRhyMo contribution: Genesis tritely says light, And sight of day, … Continue reading

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SPRING: six-word short story; which works best?

After trying various permutations for the Figments of a DuTchess challenge, it occurred to me I might as well use them all and employ my new poll-cat skill to find out which one has the greatest impact with readers.  The … Continue reading

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Marion Driessen has set this challenge as: Zes woorden met beeld – Onderwijs Here is my attempt:     Discipline    undermined,            respect lost……….. education  compromised.  

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