Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 3-26-2017

 

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.

photo-20170206154748327

photo-20170320154625492This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sunayana MoiPensieve.

 The musician played alone, cased instruments tic-tac-toed around him on the rough cobbled-stone street. Nobody else had shown, so he knew they were gone. Soon it would come for him, center square for the win. Playing, he was safe, but already his fingers bled and stumbled on the strings.

How long?

A few watchers lingered, but only a few. Most had turned alway, headed back to warm houses and hot meals. Comedies on TV. Game boards scattered. Warm bathwater splashed across tiled floors.

Around him, the instruments began to fade. David’s guitar. Susan’s violin. Jack’s cello.

He played faster, racing time against memory, but soon no longer saw his own fingers. Strings sliding into nothing. Hands. Arms. Feet. Legs. Body. Fading. Fading. Fading.

Nothing.

When dusk fell, he was gone. As dark dropped, his guitar, the last guitar, faded to nothing.

A chill wind swept the street, brushing away dust and memory.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 3-26-2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s