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Flash (whiz-bang) Fiction Photo Prompt #3

On the Writer’s Digest blogSite, William Highsmith describes some specifics as he quotes two other authors in a Frequently Asked Question article about flash fiction: As five-time Hugo Award–winner Mike Resnick says, “Brevity is not just the soul of wit; it is damned hard work.” […]

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Flash (whiz-bang) Fiction Photo Prompt 2: Hearts On Skin

Alrighty, writerly buckaroos, today’s the unveiling of the second set of photo prompt Flash Fiction pieces. flash fiction often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. However, unlike a traditional short story, the limited word length often forces some of […]


Flash (whiz-bang) Fiction Photo Prompt #2

Flash Fiction. It’s not to be confused with neked authors writing on the run (although it could be); it’s a writerly style. . One of the first known usages of the term “flash fiction” in reference to the literary style was the 1992 anthology Flash […]



jeans jeans   everywhere the jeans – city, country especially there – rural folk wear ’em Friday and don’t call it casual – because it’s the same as every other day where they work. ride. live. breathe. . . . . . work hard, play harder […]


Country Road – a haiku

You turn. Go back. My lonely owns today’s dirt road. I need wiggle room . to roam about with- out anyone watching me spray dust, freedom fast. . Wait. Climb inside and roll down that window – tell the wind to chase us wild. .  


Laces over Fairies

I’m not all up on fairies and glitter dust and satin dresses and all that fluff. And for this photo/poetry prompt, I didn’t find the image I snapped a couple years ago of tiny mushrooms in the paddock (that grew on a rotten log and horse manure). Not much […]


Winter Morning

As a rule, winter mornings are gray. And with our place on valley’s edge, fog climbs up and rolls across and sneaks in and sometimes stays until sunset. Today the trees pushed through dawn’s heralding din. March. March. March. As if up the side they stomped. Gah! Retreat into […]


Ember to Dust

Amber, notched sprinkled with ashes a single cigarette burns, ember to dust   Leather-clad tools, sharpened last decade stand ever ready, lonely in his red, coffee tin – good to the last drop   He tongue-flips lemonheads side to side in practiced saliva moist succession. […]


Flash (whiz-bang) Fiction

  Flash Fiction. No, it’s not about neked authors writing on the run (although it could be), it’s a writerly style. . One of the first known usages of the term “flash fiction” in reference to the literary style was the 1992 anthology Flash Fiction: Seventy-Two Very […]


Slake the Depths

Regarding Cinderella stories – yet the characters, setting and plot may vary, the theme remains constant.   Poor girl is mistreated and unappreciated. She suffered loss. Hope is kindled through invitation. A helpful guide or magical creature appears. Poor girl overcomes and turns beautiful (which she […]


Darlene’s Countrified Clothesline Advice

Dear Sophisticated Darlene, I’ve been reading your site for eons, okay, really, just for two days, but I’m super duper impressed with your wide array of sophisticated knowledge. I hope, hope, hope that you will pull my question from your frilly, ribbon-ensconced, satin-lined hatbox to […]