‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #22 Entry Part 4) by Roberta Eaton Cheadle @RobertaEaton17 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 4)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #22. Today I’m featuring a contribution from Roberta Eaton Cheadle
Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Roberta’s Contribution.

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I decided to take a very literal interpretation of this prompt and share exactly what I think needs to be said.

How I see

How I see

And how you see

Will differ

How much we differ

Will depend

On how you view

What we both see

Versus how I view

What we both see

That same scene

Could be interpreted

By you

In a most literal

And straight forward way

You could take the path

Well worn by the majority

And embrace it

As your own

I, on the other hand,

May chose to take

A unique approach

Demarcated by difference

The one chosen by few

Or even none other at all

Where you see mild damage

I may see calamity

Where you see death

I may see an new beginning

Where you see straight lines

I may see soft curves

Of great hope

Does this make me wrong

And you right?

If I stand alone

And you concur with many?

Or is there still room

For differing interpretations?

by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #22 Entry 3) by Karen Ingalls @KIngallsAuthor #IARTG #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 3)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #22.
Today I’m featuring a contribution from Entry 3) By Karen Ingalls
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Karen’s Tanka.

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THE BINDER IS OLD
JUST AS I AM ALSO OLD
WE ARE BOTH WORN OUT
TATTERED, TIRED YET EMBRACED
BY STRAPS OR YOUR LOVING ARMS.
 
OUR SKINS ARE WRINKLED
TORN, FRAGILE, SCARRED, YET HOLDING
US TOGETHER WHILE
HIDING SECRETS, LIES, AND DREAMS
NEVER REVEALED TO OTHERS.
 
NOW THAT I HAVE PASSED,
ONLY GOD’S JUDGEMENT MATTERS
BUT I PRAY YOU WILL
LOVE ME WITHOUT CONDITION
ACCEPTING MY HUMANNESS.
 
READ THE WORN PAGES
KNOWING THEY COME FROM MY HEART
WHILE BARING MY SOUL
     SO YOU WILL KNOW WHO I WAS
STILL LOVING, ACCEPTING ME.
 
WHEN YOU CREMATE ME,
DO THE SAME TO THE BINDER
PUTTING OUR ASHES
 IN THE GROUND OF THE OAK TREE
TOGETHER, FOREVER MORE.
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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #22 Entry Part 2) by Gwen Plano @gmplano #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #WritingPrompts

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 2)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #22.

Today I’m featuring a contribution by  Gwen Plano.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here’s the image prompt and the contribution by Gwen Plano.

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Here is Gwen’s Tanka poem, which has 5-7-5-7-7 syllables

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #21 Entry Part 6) by Gwen Plano @gmplano #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #WritingPrompts

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 6)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #21.

Today I’m featuring a contribution by  Gwen Plano.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here’s the image prompt and the contribution by Gwen Plano.

For my response, I’ve chosen to write a short dialogue and have included a Tanka poem (syllables 5-7-5-7-7) as part of my story.
House, Mystical, Villa, Secret, Fantasy
FOREVER.​

“Grandma, why are we here? This old house is boarded up!”

“I’m not visiting the house, Charlie. There’s something I want to show you in the back.”

“Did you used to live here, Grandma?”

“No. My friend, Johnny, did.”

“Who’s Johnny?”

“Someone I knew. He died in WWII.”

She let her head fall and with it the years.

“Grandma?”

“He was my sunshine. I called him that. No matter how bad I felt, he’d make me laugh.”

He darts her a glance and takes her hand. 

She inhales deeply, “He was my first love.”

Now behind the house, Charlie pauses to look around.

“Grandma, there’s nothing here.”

“I’ll show you. Let’s walk to that big oak tree over there.”

“Okay, now what?”

“Do you see a heart engraved on it?”

Charlie walks around the tree and shakes his head. “Are you sure this is the tree?”

“I’m positive.”

Charlie stares at the trunk and runs his hands over the rough bark, then looks up and spots something. Stepping back, he reads, “JS + MT — is this what you were talking about?”

“Yes. I told you this was the tree. Now I want you to dig right here, below the heart.” She points with her cane.

Charlie grabs a thick stick and begins digging. After a few minutes he hits metal. He turns to Grandma.

“Pull it out, Charlie. It holds something I need to give to you.”

A few tugs and Charlie hands her a tin box.

“Can you open it for me please?”

He works on the lid until it pops open. Inside there’s a folded paper and a ring. The message reads, Yesterday, today, and tomorrow — through all eternity. Charlie looks back at Grandma. She appears lost in thought.

“The ring, Grandma, what about this ring?”

She looks up and smiles, “It was my engagement ring. We made our promises at this tree. Soon you will be making yours, and I want you to have my ring. It will bring you laughter, you’ll see what I mean. And when it does, you’ll think of me.”​

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge Week #21 Entry Part 5) By Karen Ingalls @KIngallsAuthor #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #WritingPrompts

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 5)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #21.
Today I’m featuring a contribution from Entry 5) By Karen Ingalls
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt. Together with Karen’s fun take.

House, Mystical, Villa, Secret, Fantasy

THE WOLVES HOWELLED ONE NIGHT

WHILE THE PSIKEICS WERE EATON

IN PLANO SITE WITHOUT

KARENG OR JOANING OTHERS

THE AUTHORS AWOKE,

FROM THEIR NIGHT’S SNOOOZ WITH CLAIR MINDS

FINNALLY READY

TO JUMP WRITER’S BLOCK HURDLE.

THE GHOSTS OF AUTHORS

FILLED THE HALLS WITH HARMONY

ENLIGHTENING THEIR MINDS

TO BIGGAR AND BETTER WORKS.

PHOTO PROMPTS INSPIRED

EACH AUTHOR TO WRITE A POEM,

STORY, SHORT OR LONG,

THANKS TO THEIR LEADER, SOOOZ BURKE.

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #20 Entry Part 6) by Karen Ingalls @KIngallsAuthor #IARTG #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #TANKA

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 6)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” WEEK #20

Today I’m featuring the contribution from Karen Ingalls.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Karen’s Tanka contribution.




THE EMPTY SADDLE
  THE BREAKING OF DAWN OF YELLOW, GOLD, AND PURPLE PAINTED BY GOD’S HANDS SYMBOLIZED NEW BEGINNINGS AFTER A STORMY, SAD NIGHT.   THE EMPTY SADDLE WHERE SHE ONCE RODE HER HORSE, BABE WITH ME BY HER SIDE IS NOW SLOWLY LED HOMEWARD WITHOUT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.   I STAYED BY HER SIDE I HELD HER COOL AND FRAIL HAND, I KISSED HER SWEET LIPS THEN SAID GOODBYE TO MY LOVE ALWAYS TO LIFE IN MY HEART.   WITH EACH NEW SUNRISE I GAZE UPWARD, SIGH, AND PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO LIVE EACH DAY WITHOUT HER ‘TIL MY SADDLE IS EMPTY.  






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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #20 Entry Part 5) By D.L Finn @dlfinnauthor #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #WritingPrompts

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 5)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #20.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from D. L. Finn.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words

Here is the prompt image and the TANKA contribution by D.L.Finn.

THE LAST RIDE

Your long journey over

Fiery sun succumbs the day

Horses side by side

As I release your ashes

You’ll fly high amongst the stars.

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #20 Entry Part 3) by Paula Light @lightm0tifs #IARTG #WRITINGCOMMUNITY #WritingPrompts

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 3)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #16.

Today I’m featuring contributions from Paula Light

This is the Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Paula’s Contribution.

Cowboy sunset

Two rode out that fateful day,
One on a black horse and one on grey.
The air was clear;
The sun shone bright,
But only one would ride back that night.
I watched from an empty stall
As the wind began a mournful squall.
Dusk drew near;
The sky bled red;
One came home and one lay dead.

~*~

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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #20 Entry Part 2) by Gwen Plano @gmplano #IARTG #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #Tanka #WritingPrompts

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 2)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #19.

Today I’m featuring a contribution by  Gwen Plano.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here’s the image prompt and the contribution by Gwen Plano.

Gwen’s response is a Tanka poem of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables. 

 
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‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #19 NEW Image Prompt! Join in the fun! @pursoot #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompt

Hello everyone and welcome to my weekly “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!”  WEEK #19.  Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Please put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at My email address. by DEADLINE: 4pm EDT on Thursday, October 1st. Subject: Fiction in a Flash Challenge. If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be much appreciated.

UPDATE: The response to the prompts has been just wonderful. As a result, I’ll be sharing all entries received, and, my own contribution here AS I RECEIVE THEM. Rather than posting all of them only over a few days.  Thanks to everyone for the amazing support.

Here is the week #19 Image Prompt.

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

I hope the image inspires you to enter. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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