FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 3, 2017

Week of 01-03 through 01-09-2017



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 stay within this limit.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Grant-Sud. 

He lived on Indian Time, that time which meant one is never early and never late. At college, Indian Time caused a good bit of hassle, for him, his professors, and his friends. When he’d come back to the sandstone mesas of his childhood, time settled once more into the still dark depth of his being.

Closing his eyes, he breathed in the vastness of the buttes and mesas around him. Yes, he’d been tempted to stay, but no, he’d never regretted his choice. This was home and home meant Harmony.

The petroglyphs carved onto the faces of the rocks circled him like family, endlessly patient, all-knowing and wise. He felt close to his ancestors here. He felt understood.

Tomorrow he would drive into Shiprock in his Uncle’s old blue pick-up and start his new job. Working at the Clinic would be hard, but he wasn’t afraid of hard. He was afraid of no longer being Indian enough.

Home. Harmony.

The sound of drumming far in the distance.