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Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:59 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
This weeks words to include are:

backpack, fairy, speech

The speech was illuminating. Finally someone was going to join them in taking care of the matter. The fairy hoisted her specially made backpack (built to avoid the wings) and slipped it on her shoulders. Time to go back to the clan and report they had help. [47 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:05 am
by Bull J. Johnson
There was once a fairy that had to give a speech in her class, but couldn’t find her backpack. However, her friend knew where it was. So the day was saved. (31 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:56 am
by Prof. Amy Lupin
We'll be starting November off with these items:
flower, letter, fear

For example:
The young woman's hands trembled as she opened the letter, fearing its contents. A pressed flower fell to the ground. A violet. She gave a small smile in spite of herself. He remembered. As she drank in each word, her elation grew. He was returning home. (46 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:22 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
flower, letter, fear

She read the letter, the summons. Did she fear to join with the group, and help to pursue their dream? She looked at the little scribble at the bottom of the page, the flower doodle. She smiled and … with a shrug of her shoulders, went to pack. [48 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:42 am
by Prof. Amy Lupin
This week's items are:
telescope, dinosaur, castle

For example:
The newly off-duty sentry heard a yelp. He rushed up the castle battlements to where his comrade was standing with his mouth agape, pointing in the distance. The sentry grabbed the telescope and saw a hulking figure. Sure enough, the Age of Dinosaurs had begun once more. (47 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:06 am
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
telescope, dinosaur, castle

Opening up the telescope with her clawed fingers, the dinosaur peered at the castle. It was morning. Were the food creatures coming out yet? She hoped so; her velociraptor youngsters were hungry. [32 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 am
by Will Lestrange
I used my [telescope] to look outside the [castle]. I saw the usual constellations: the Big Dipper, Orion's belt, and the "W" shape of my favorite constellation, Cassiopieia. But to the left of the W was a new constellation: it looked more like a [dinosaur] than any known constellation! [49 words, if "W" is a word]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:10 am
by Prof. Amy Lupin
This week's items are:
badge, postcard, map

The detective rested his badge on the desk next to some discarded post. Rifling through, he discovered a vaguely familiar postcard. He took out a stack of scuffed postcards and spread them out. The backs together formed a map of where a decade-old case, still unclosed, had unfolded. (49 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:06 am
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
badge, postcard, map

She sat at the table and cut out the postcard from the back of the cereal box. Sending it off for the badge and map, she waited impatiently for them to arrive so she could start looking for the treasure. [40 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:23 am
by Bull J. Johnson
Harry was polishing his badge when the call came. A boy was missing. Harry looked at his map, noticed he was close to the scene and went. Harry arrived on the scene looked around the boy's room and noticed a postcard hanging up. Harry knew where the boy was. (49 words.)

PSS... That was hard. I keep wanting to use more words to sound better.

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:19 pm
by Polaris Black
When she got back from vacation, she rifled through a week’s worth of mail, anxiously looking for her replacement student ID. Something caught her eye; it was a postcard from Fakarava. She forgot about the badge and immediately went to locate the place on a map. (47 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:28 am
by Prof. Amy Lupin
This week's items are:
treasure, sea, abacus

For example:
The diver marveled at the treasure chest he had rescued from the surrounding icy depths. He propped open the lid, discovering an antique abacus. He moved several beads to one side. His boat rocked. He moved additional beads. A wave crashed nearby. Realising this instrument affected the sea, he smiled. (50 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:34 pm
by Maude Rudd
Kicking small smooth pebbles. Watching foot prints sink into wet sand. The clouds part; a sunray shines through. The waves, reveal something. Stepping closer to the foamy green gray sea. Waves wash upon the sand, uncovering a piece of wood and gemstones. The real treasure is an abacus half buried.

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 am
by Amaryllis Storm
treasure, sea, abacus

Barnaby sat at his desk, clicking away at the abacus. As he worked, his mind floated away on the sea of his imagination. The clicking became the clashing of swords as he fought valiantly against his imaginary foes. These were the moments he treasured the most during his work day. (50 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:29 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
treasure, sea, abacus

He juggled the abacus she wanted so desperately with a careless hand. She needed it so she could resume her search for the treasure! It was difficult enough to navigate the sea with a sextant (after GPS went dead). “Okay” she muttered. “I'll trade you my letter-opener for the abacus.” [50 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:31 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
December begins with these words:

harp, time, game

Taliesin ghosted his fingers over the strings of the harp. It was almost time for the game to be done. Soon he would be with Sara again. Pukwudji, catching Taliesin's thought, nodded cheerfully, a wide grin on his face. [39 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:27 pm
by Vanessa Tilley
Miranda was having a hard time focusing on the softball game today. She was excited and nervous because it was almost time for her very first harp lesson! Miranda hoped that she didn't stink because she loved the harp. (39 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:06 pm
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
We continue with:

treasure, question, fossil

Unbeknownst to the lady in the paisley pantsuit, she was wearing a highly detailed map showing the way to the treasure. But how to get it? Ah. Yes. “Want a picture, pretty lady?” he said, flashing a grin and indicating her and the huge fossil behind her. [47 words]

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:25 am
by Polaris Black
“Professor, I have a question,” she asked the man next to her. “Is this what I think it is?” He examined the tiny fossil she had just uncovered and checked a guidebook. “Indeed it is,” he replied, smiling broadly. “You’ve discovered a real treasure!” (45 words)

Re: Flash Fiction

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:09 am
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
This week's words are:

necklace, sunrise, potion

She walked along the beach at sunrise, carefully scanning for sea glass that she could use for a necklace or bracelet. Pausing to watch the colours in the sky change and brighten, she sipped at her coffee as if it was a magical potion. [44 words]