February 3, 2017 day 34 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

No matter how much you love a person, no matter how dedicated you are… we all need a break sometimes, even from ourselves.

Today’s Prompt: A getaway.

January 26, 2017 day 26 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Inspiration, where does it come from?  I’ve seen it come from a single line – or something said by a child… it doesn’t really matter– what matters is what you do with it.

Today’s Prompt:  Making something from nothing

January 23, 2017 day 23 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Life can bring out the worst in us, and the best – and even the best of us have our moments – whether we mean to or not.

Today’s prompt: Being your best when things are at their worst

January 19, 2017 day 19 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

As I sit here typing I realize one of the few things were writing is spot on for life, is the fact that people read things into something that aren’t necessarily there.  In writing it can be an advantage (especially in flash fiction); in real life it can cause strife.

Today’s Prompt:  Hidden meaning

January 17, 2017 day 17 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

I don’t know why, but while tagging this post, I though of trying to get everything in before midnight and… I ended up thinking of Cinderella.  There were so many things to do before midnight… 

Today’s Prompt: deadlines

January 6, 2017 day 6 – 42 Flash 2017 edition

I had someone unfriend me because they read something into me posting a news story and deciding that my purpose was reprehensible…  that ability/tendency to bring your own experiences into a story means that while no two stories are alike – one story is different to every reader.

Today’s Prompt: Lost in translation

January 5, 2017 day 5 – 42 Flash 2017 edition

Why do we do things the way we do – and react so badly when someone does them differently?  Is change necessarily bad?  Is it necessarily good or is it simply – different?

Today’s prompt: A step out of the comfort zone

January 4, 2017 day 4 – 42 Flash 2017 edition

Sometimes its hard to remember tranquil moments – especially when you are surrounded by chaos.  Take time to remember those moments – try to bring those moments out of the chaos, and into the light

Today’s Prompt Reaching from within

January 1st, 2017 – Day One

welcome to 42 flash challenge for 2017.

I’m a little late getting this up, but…

For those of you new to the challenge – it is based on  a friend (Michaela Eaves)’s 42 sketches challenge – the idea is that it takes 6 weeks to develop a habit – and if you’re going to build a habit, why not something creative – something that lets you express yourself and create something others can enjoy.

The other side of the challenge, of course — is for people who like to read – please join us for the next 6 weeks as we try to write a flash fiction a day –

If you’re writing, please share your stories either here or with a link – you con’t have to use the prompt – if you’re writing for something else -please feel free to share it here.

If you’re reading, please leave comments – this challenge is about growing as a writer.

Grinches and trolls need not apply.

Today’s prompt: Beginnings