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-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.


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.


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