The Long Drive Home

297 words, exactly, 24 hours (New York Time) to write, edit and submit.

Prompt = “Long drive home”  Go.

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“Are we there yet?’

Valerie hunched her shoulders and pressed her forehead against the passenger-side window. She hated her younger brother–hated being trapped in the back seat with him on this faux family vacation.  Continue reading “The Long Drive Home”

What Price Success?

297 words, exactly, 24 hours (New York Time) to write, edit and submit.

Prompt = “Papa’s bar”  Go.

Free Write qual for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Rodeo 2018

Once upon a time, summer sunrises warmed deep forest, from chill evergreen to clattering gold, edging our bedroom curtains with the nascent glow of unarticulated adventures. Ceaseless waves, having raked over agate and quartz all night, left hints in bits of driftwood and bobber, and precious white-scrubbed logs from distant islands and Superior storms. Continue reading “What Price Success?”

Cool Water or Writer’s Block?

297 words, exactly, 24 hours (New York Time) to write, edit and submit.

Prompt = “cool water”  Go.

Free Write qual for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Rodeo 2018

 

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The firefighter pulled off his helmet, face streaked with sweat and dust from a raging fire, now controlled.

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