Quote For The Day 8-16-2017

“The heart becomes heroic though passion…if no one loved, the sun would go out.”

― Victor HugoLes Misérables

Advertisements

Quote For The Day 8-14-2017

“Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory.”


― 
John SteinbeckThe Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 7-26-2017

 

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Monday pm to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Monday pm and runs to the following Monday pm.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode


“She’ll be a good one once we get her in dry-dock and shape her up.”

“Have I told you lately you’re out of your mind?”

“Well, not since fifteen minutes ago.”

“And here I thought it had been longer than that.”

The both stared out at the stranded boat.

“Who does she belong to?”

“Salvage to the salvager.”

Silent, the two men picked their way across the sand and rocks, stopping next to the boat. She was small but in fair condition, deck splattered with bullet-holes.

“You hired me to find the ships to salvage and sell.  I’m doing that.” A touch of defensiveness in his voice.

“Salvage her,” his boss said after a moment, starting to turn away, pick his way back across the sand. “Make sure you find those drugs. Nobody steals from me and gets away with it.”

A moment later, he was gone.

(159)

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week 7-18-2017 – Response 7-26-2017

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Monday pm to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Monday pm and runs to the following Monday pm.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

This week’s photo prompt is provided by J.S. Brand.


Journey

Standing at the bottom of the stairs finally put his reality into perspective. This place was not his place. He would never be able to make this place his. Slamming a wrong too many times didn’t make it right.

He’s have to climb the stairs, chance what lay beyond. The realization scared the crap out of him, but what other choice did he have? To stay here was to die. He had no illusions the Master would relent and allow him to live, just because it was what he wanted.

No, death or leaving and he dared not choose death. Death was final, even for one such as him.

He heard the sounds of pursuit, knew he had but moments to make his decision. Blood pounded in his ears. Fear curled like a cat in his soul.

The next moment, he ran up the stairs, the Master’s hold on him lessening with every step. Reaching the top, he looked back. For the first time, he knew no regrets.

Turning away from the past, he ran, light and free, in the future.