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Flash Fiction Friday: Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Amelia walked the familiar route to work just like she did every Tuesday. Down Sixth Street, west on College Avenue, to the corner stop light on Trade Street. A March chill forced her to pull her coat tighter. She frowned. The light turned green, she stepped off the curb— Only to be yanked back onto… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Wash, Rinse, Repeat

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Flash Fiction Friday: Pr-hog-nosticate

“Will you just come out, Philip?” Hazel crosses her arms with a huff. “No.” His voice is squeaky. “I’m too afraid.” “We’ve been through this. There’s nothing to be afraid of.” She sinks to her knees so she can see him eye-to-eye. “What if I see it?” His voice trembles but she sees movement from… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Pr-hog-nosticate

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Flash Fiction: Gym Rat

“Donna? It’s been so long. You look great! How much weight have you lost?” Rose gave her old friend a hug as they stood in the check-out line at the store. “Over fifty pounds.” Donna’s cheeks glowed with excitement. “I’ve got another twenty to go but I’m happy with my progress so far.” Rose nibbled… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Gym Rat

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Flash Fiction: Birthday Blues

“Happy birthday!” Jesse’s sister stood outside his bedroom door. He rubbed his eyes. “How long have you been standing here?” “Who cares?” She grinned. “How does it feel to be sixteen?” Jesse rolled his eyes and headed to the bathroom. “Very funny. I’m seventeen today.” “Whatever. Joke all you want. Happy Sweet Sixteen, bro!” She… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Birthday Blues

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Hike

“Careful. Not too close to the edge,” Danny’s mom said from the safety of the hiking trail. Danny nodded and stepped back from a large rock. This wasn’t the normal hiking trail he and his mom usually took. This one had a big drop off with a deep valley that looked like it stretched on… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Hike

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Flash Fiction: New Year’s Resolutions

A noise pulled Sophia from her dreams. She grabbed her blankie and toddled toward the soft glow that came from the kitchen. “Daddy?” she said. The figure behind the refrigerator door jumped. “No, sorry ‘bout that, Little One.” He finished chewing the bite of corndog he held. “Didn’t mean to wake you. Go back to… Continue reading Flash Fiction: New Year’s Resolutions

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Flash Fiction Friday: RED ALERT

RED ALERT! RED ALERT! STAND CLEAR OF THE LOADING DOCK DOORS. SANTA’S SLEIGH HAS CLEARANCE FOR TAKE OFF! A whirl of wind swept through the dock before the metal doors slammed shut, plunging the room into silence. Two elves crouched low in the corner, hands above their heads to protect against the elements that had… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: RED ALERT

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Flash Fiction: The Battle of the Tree

“Have the reinforcements arrived?” The fairy’s voice wobbled but he tightened his grip on the tree branch beneath him. He’d just received this promotion and his first mission was under way. “No, Commander Winter,” Lieutenant Snowflake yelled from a nearby branch. The tree swayed slightly under the weight of her fellow soldiers as they took… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Battle of the Tree

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Flash Fiction Friday: Ten Minutes of Hope

Alayna stepped back to admire her work. It had taken hours to create but with the help of her mother and little brother, it was time for the big moment. Or, rather, the ten big moments. That's all they were allowed anymore now that the government had cut the number of minutes of electricity use… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Ten Minutes of Hope

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Flash Fiction Friday: Wishful Thinking

James hurled the tennis ball at his bedroom wall then snatched it when it bounced back. He leaned against his bed and frowned. Grounded again. He didn’t see why. His mom had given him twenty bucks for the seventh grade dance. She’d never mentioned that it was “emergency only” money. The fancy fortuneteller the school… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Wishful Thinking