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 Tuesday.

3. Please credit photo to photographer

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by pixabay.com


Quick Action

Truman called Deena on his cell phone. He said, “do you see me?”

Deena looked around and spotted him saying, “yes, you are the goofy guy trying to buy a child’s balloon, right?”

“No, I’m the strikingly handsome guy standing out in the crowd,” he replied.

“Oh! Alright Mr. Handsome, I’ll meet you inside the Lover’s Lane,” she softly replied.

“Wonderful, because I have your heart,” he said.

Truman thought he arrived there first because there was no sign of Deena, so he sat on a bench near the entrance to the Lover’s Lane to wait for her.

He was wondering why it was taking her so long to get there when he heard an ambulance and saw a crowd gathered quite a distance from him. He immediately ran toward the crowd in fear that Deena could be involved.

As he edged his way into the crowd he saw Deena crouched down on the ground. She was administering CPR on an elderly woman. The woman was responding by the time the medics arrived.

Words (138)

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


18 thoughts on “QUICK ACTION

  1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Deena was going to be the one in need of help, but my mind took a turn and for some reason I thought it best that she be the one giving aid.


  2. Deena’s actions in helping to save someone’s life are commendable. It was a relief to know she hadn’t been in some kind of accident and was delayed by doing something so wonderful. I could feel Truman’s dread that his Deena had been hurt. Well done, Jessie.


      • I have seen these sorts of cell phone conversations at the grocery store – usually young men getting precise directions to a particular item 🙂

        The conversation and the images of the final outcome helped develop your characters…to invite the reader to know more. I struggle with this facet of writing – sometimes I tend to be more descriptive – scene/mood – and I lose some of the character’s ways.



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