Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #102


Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Marius Venter at the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man precariously sitting at the edge of rocky outcropping high above an oceanside town far below


Are you done yet?

Andy asked for the fourth time.

“Just another shot and we’ll wrap it up”, came the reply for the fourth time.

Andy was sitting here wearing the designer shorts and the very expensive hiking boots which were the products being advertised by the agency that had hired him. But he wasn’t told when he signed the contract that there would be no safety net in case of a mishap. Or that the Cliff which didn’t look that dangerous in pictures was in reality quite perilous. And one thing that he didn’t mention was that he was afraid of heights.

He was praying in his heart that this is over with soon so that he could return to solid ground.




Thursday Inspo # 92 – Flowers

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspo

Alligator flowers

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is flowers and the image is above. Here’s a snippet of song from Neil Diamond’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.”

You don’t bring me flowers
You don’t sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me anymore
When I come through the door at the end of the day


There was a bunch of wildflowers by the door

Tied with a blue ribbon, no card or name attached

She picked them and held them close to her heart

Every day, without fail these flowers appeared by her door

She could guess it was some who admired her secretly

And though she often tried to find out who it was

All her effort yielded no results, till one day

She caught sight of a man leaving the flowers

It was the homeless guy in the park she often helped

He wanted to show his gratitude or perhaps something more

But she never showed him that she knew it was him

This strange courtship continued for many months

One day he knocked and gave her the flowers himself

He was dressed well and now had a job as well

Now he could tell her how much he admired her




Three Line Tales 260


Welcome to Week 260 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 260: illuminated Fernsehturm top of the Berlin photo by Jonny Caspari via Unsplash

beaconsignal transmission




Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 169

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Welcome to the next normal, as the stories around us change! 


Create a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.


I look at it with anticipation and dejection

The answer to humanity’s problems

It will cure all illnesses, all sickness

One of the greatest discovery of all times

A lot of hope and fear rides on this one injection

If I call it an elixir of life, I won’t be wrong

The only trouble is that it has never been tested

Not on any living being, animal, or human

And till I am given permission to use it on live subjects

How can this greatest discovery be of any use

So I wait with hope and fear




42 Words- Identity

Deb Whitman is the host of 42 Words


So to good old google identity is defined as …

Identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person (self-identity as emphasized in psychology) or group (collective identity as pre-eminent in sociology). One can regard the awareness and the categorizing of identity as positive or as destructive.


Witness protection

New identity created

A whole new life crafted

In a meager few days, encompassing years

It would be so hard to start all over again

But it was all done to uphold truth and justice

I’m starting a new life!

42 Words




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #101


Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows two young children, a boy, and girl, looking excitedly at the screen of a laptop computer.






One Minute Fiction- January 13th

Cranny is hosting this challenge

What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about?

Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…

Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!

So, here is this week’s picture;



George was very proud of his new holiday hut. He even had a slice of riverside for himself. He couldn’t afford much but got two old wooden chairs and a table for his deck. And to make sure no one stole his stuff, he tied a rope and anchored all the furniture to the floor.

Now only he and his guest could enjoy the river here.




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #100


Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from artbyrandy at Morguefile.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an old man in a lush park setting. He has long white hair and a long white beard and is dressed in back with a guitar hanging around his neck and a bouquet of flowers in one hand.


Matt was always ready for any contingency. Today was no different. Clean clothes and a suit jacket would give him entry into any restaurant. He had flowers with him to cheer up his would-be dinner companions. And the guitar was there to amuse them if they decided to make a picnic of it.

He went to the front door and knocked. The door was opened up by a woman who gave him a beaming smile.

“Come on in Matt. They are just getting ready”

Two boisterous boys ran to welcome their surrogate grandpa.

“Let’s go to the park, Matt. Mom has readied a picnic basket for us”

They went and had a fun-filled day.

Matt had started to visit the children when they lost their father in a road accident. The same accident which cost Matt his left leg.

Now they made a good supper system for each other.




42 Words- War

Deb Whitman is the host of 42 Words


Now I don’t want to give you any preconceived notions on where to take this prompt for there are a lot of different wars in this world.  Perhaps its the war on the back yard grass, perhaps its the war with the second cousin who scoffs all the drinks, perhaps its the war on your dwindling self confidence, perhaps its Errol Flynn’s war on the woman in Hollywood, perhaps its another type all together.



She was fuming.

This isn’t the way to do it, Julia thought.

A stickler for grammar, she couldn’t understand why this new generation couldn’t spell or write properly. 4u and gr8 weren’t words in her vocabulary.

It will be war now!

42 Words




Three Line Tales 258

Welcome to Week 258 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 258: a man sitting at a desk with his back to the cameraphoto by Thomas Franke via Unsplash