She’s Coming

Every week, Priceless Joy over at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers provides a photo prompt for participants to write a 100-150 word piece based on the photo. My submission for this week’s prompt comes in a little over at 169 words.

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Thanks to Yinglan for this week’s prompt!

 

It was his daily mantra. His optimistic hope never wavering.

This is the day. I can feel it.
This is day we will leave. This is the day we will go Home.
It’s been three years since our new Human started taking care of us. I know she loves us as do her younglings, our joy, but our loyalty belongs to our first Human. Today is the day she will return for us.
I can smell it in the air. Today we will finally be reunited. She will come.

Cynthia paused, caught in emotion. She wondered what Bailey was thinking peering from behind the fence. She couldn’t help but think his expectant and hopeful look was not for her but for Desiree. Exactly three years today, that fire had changed everything.
Despite her sorrow, Cynthia had poured so much love into these dogs.

After all, they were her last connection to her dead sister.

Six Word Stories: Superfluous

This was my entry for last week’s Six Word Story Contest by Sometimes Stellar Storyteller.

The prompt was superfluous which means unnecessary, especially through being more than enough (I had to look it up so just in case!)

 

And my submission was: Profuse apologies— spoken at his funeral.

Six Word Stories: Anticipation

This is my entry for Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge. The prompt was “Anticipation.”

 

She reread his last text everyday.

FFfAW: A Special Signal

Every week, Priceless Joy over at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers provides a photo prompt for participants to write a 100-150 word piece based on the photo. My submission for this week’s prompt comes in a little over at 162 words.

 

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Thanks to Sonya at Only 100 Words for this week’s photo prompt.

I glance down at the photograph, just to double check. This is it. This is where we will set up.
It’s a funny looking water tower, isn’t it? But that’s why it’s perfect. Nobody will be bothering this secluded area anytime soon.

Carl estimated that we’d need the signal to run for at least twenty years. He’s so sure this will contact them. I hope he’s right. We’ve put so much time into this project.

Receiving a response is what will truly define our idea of success. But twenty years to reach them…then how many more till they reach us? Perhaps my daughter will be the one to make first contact. I hear her giggle behind me. The team was hesitant to let my toddler join us, but if this is going to be a big part of her life, I want her here from the start.

Who knows? Maybe when extra-terrestrials visit Earth, Maya will be the one to greet them.

Flash Fiction: The Bicycle

Every week, Priceless Joy over at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers provides a photo prompt for participants to write a 100-150 word piece based on the photo. My submission for this week’s prompt comes in at exactly 150 words.

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This week’s photo is from pixabay.com

To be honest, she was surprised no-one had stolen it yet.

It’d been a week.
They told her what had happened.
She refused to accept it.

As long as the bicycle leaned against his wall, there was a chance he’d step down those stairs and ride it over to her house, like he did every Tuesday and Thursday. He’d bring a daisy, stolen from Mrs. Bernman’s front yard, but when he’d give it to her, it’d feel like he’d bought her a bouquet of red roses. They’d talk over the dinner that one of them made. Life was looking up; there was potential in their future. Her work was going well. His job was coming through. Then they’d talk about staying together. The love in their hearts so strong it ignored the pains of their situations. They would never leave one another.

His bicycle was still there. He wasn’t dead.

Six Word Stories: Betrayal

Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind has offered a new prompt for this week’s Six Word Story. The prompt is betrayal.

My submission is:

One sultry smile changed his heart. 

Thanks to clipartqueen for this image.
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Six Word Stories: Delay

Benedict Nicholson over at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind has offered another prompt for a six word story.

This week’s prompt is delay.

His alarm had failed him — again.

Six Word Stories: Purgatory

Benedict Nicholson at a Hopelessly Wandering Mind has provided another one word prompt for a six word story. This week’s is Purgatory.

I’m basing my submission off of the definition mental anguish or suffering. 

Alone, she felt love no more. 

You can see other submissions here!

Six Words Stories: Murder

Benedict Nicholson over at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind offers a weekly one word prompt for a six word flash fiction piece.

This week’s word is: Murder.

My submission is: Wiping the knife, just like before.

Six Word Stories

So this is a unique form of flash fiction. Benedict Nicholson over at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind offers a weekly one word prompt for which we are to write a six word story embracing the word.

This week’s word is LOSS.

My submission is:

Tears don’t return what is gone.