Flash Fiction Friday VI

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I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted a flash fiction prompt. Why didn’t somebody poke me?

It’s a good way to stoke the fire; take a break from other projects; warm up your writing muscles; stretch your imagination. Give it a whirl, even if your main focus is non-fiction, blog writing, or poetry.

Keep in mind that every word counts toward advancing your story. It’s like wearing spandex — you can’t hide a thing.

This week’s prompt is:

When you feel you have to criticize Sam’s meat, something is definitely wrong.

Use this as a jumping off point. You may include the sentence in your piece, but you don’t have to.

Try to stay within 500 words. The POV is up to you.

I’ll post mine on Monday. Post yours on your site, and leave a link in the comments and I will read, read, read.

Have fun!



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Market Monday Week One

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Haunting the markets used to be a habit of mine.  Time and circumstance has limited me somewhat recently, but I’m happy to report the majority of my bookmarks are still working. Small markets come and go at a fast pace and some excellent online publications, sadly, faded out of the marketplace. It’s a loss for everyone, because those ezines produced some excellent literature.

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Searching For Sasquatch

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You have created a literary masterpiece, a gem of a short story. You just know you’re destined to be the next Great Thing in short fiction, and the money will be rolling in. Just a short word of caution: I’ve heard earning a living from writing short fiction can be done, but I’ve also heard people have seen a Sasquatch.

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Interview With A Goddess Of Flash

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I am a flash fiction addict, and I’m not the only one. My favorite thing to receive in my mailbox every day is a tasty shot of flash fiction from Flashshot. Not only am I an avid reader, I’m also a Flashshooter. It is a fine publication, and in this busy life, those little bursts of fiction often stimulate conversation and occasionally, the Elusive Muse. The experience of submitting work has always been pleasant, due in no small part to Esther Schrader, editor-in-chief of Flashshot.

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