Tag: Flash Fiction

Welcome to Black Hat

This past July, thousands of a particular breed of professionals gathered for their annual convention at Las Vegas.  These attendees were all computer hackers.  Hackers, be they good or bad, are identified by the hat they wear.  Of course, most of them do not wear hats, it’s simply a...

Tell Me Your Story

Recently, the Springfield Writers Guild held another, or I should say, is holding another flash fiction contest.  We have been challenged to write a piece no longer than 1000 words on the story of the “Old Woman” in the picture.  I have included my submission. I found this challenge...

Another Flash Fiction Contest

Yet another Flash Fiction contest, yikes. In July, our local Sleuths’ Ink group is holding its “Poisoned Tea Celebration.”  I’ve only been a member for a couple of weeks, so needless to say, it will be my first.  I believe, though no one has actually told me, that the...

“I See Imaginary People”

I have an office, which is an abandoned bedroom leftover when my middle daughter moved out to attend MIZZOU.  Sometime ago, I was overheard muttering as I deleted several thousand words I had written a few days earlier. “Who are you talking to,” my wife asked as she stuck...

“And The Winner Is…”

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you that I had entered a flash fiction contest sponsored by my local Writers Guild.  I entered my flash story called “1968” and, I won.  The members of the Guild were the judges, so I read several of the entries and...

Six Word Story Challenge

Six Word Stories . Ernest Hemingway, with one of his most brilliant or possibly his most obnoxious ideas created the six-word story. The six-word story is simply that, a story written using no more than six words. Here is the most famous written by Hemingway: “For Sale: Baby Shoes,...

Flash Fiction – Murder By Poison

This is my second entry into a writing contest.  It just so happens that this is an entry for the Sleuth Ink writing club, which is a group of writers who write murder mysteries and “who-done-its. The photo was a small pop up soft-sided trailer parked in the woods...

Flash Fiction – 1968

From time to time, I am invited to compete in writing contests. I have never done so, until now and I thought I’d share it with you. My submission is for a “Flash Fiction”contest. The piece can be no longer than five hundred words, must use the included photo...