Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 03-29 through 04-04-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by S. Writings. Thank you S. Writings!

Losing Love

“Hearts, when are we scheduled to leave this city?” Flowers grumbled.

“A few more days won’t hurt, we are a joy to so many and I love it!”

“That’s because you are all heart!  I think you enjoy this.”

“I love to see the look on their faces when they first see us,” Hearts laughed.

“Then, why aren’t you laughing now?”

“Because that kid over there just ran by me with a key in his hand.”

“So, big deal!”

“It certainly is a big deal!  I have scratches on my side and my hearts are bleeding.”

“Is that so terrible?”

“Yes, I’m starting to hate it here instead of loving it.”

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



SUNDAY PHOTO FICTION   March  27, 2016

149 03 March 27th 2016


“Hi George, I see you finally have your red double decker bus,” Ralph said.


“I saw Will, Jr. on the top deck.”

“He’s been riding on my bus since he was six, and is still looking for his father to come home from the war.”

“Where is he?”

“He’s been in a rehab hospital since he came from Afganistan two years ago.”

“Wow! The kid doesn’t give up does he?”

“No, he has a lot of faith.”

“Mr. George, my dad isn’t back yet, but maybe he will be next week!” Will, Jr. said as he stepped off the bus.

The following week, Will Jr. told George how much he missed his dad and he was afraid he would be sent to an orphanage soon because his grandmother was getting frail and can’t keep taking care of him.

As usual, Will, Jr.’s father was not there, so George started to pull away, but Will, Jr. started jumping up and down shouting, “my dad’s home!”

Will, Jr. said, “I told you he would come home!”

His dad looked at Will, Jr. and said, “what do we always say Will?”

They spoke in unison…”Where there’s a Will, there’s a way!”

Words (200)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



Your Photo Prompt for Week #13 – 2016


Highway Night Blurred Lights Lens Flare Guard Rail

The Lesson 

“Adam, my brother is out of town, and my parents are out for the evening. This is the perfect time for our ride in my brother’s new hot sports car!” Travis said.

“No one is on this road  now, so I will see how fast this beauty can go!

Travis was driving ninety miles an hour. Then, bright lights were shining in his eyes and he couldn’t see anything!  He quickly pushed on the brakes.

The car began to slide, it hit the rail, sped around, slid to the other side of the road and came to a sudden stop when it hit the other rail.

Travis looked over at Adam and knew right away that he was dead. People seemed to come from nowhere and were trying to get the car door opened.  He saw flashing lights, heard sirens, and a lot of hysterical voices.

Travis heard his father yelling at him and at first he couldn’t understand what he said, but then realized he was in bed and being called to hurry up and get ready so they could take his brother to the airport.

Words (188)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 03-22 through 03-28-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Uday, with the blog, Udayology. Thank you Uday!

“Raymond, are you sure this is the right place?”  Jackson asked.

“Yes, the place is old but it is the original photo centre.  They never bothered to change the name.”

“Alright, I’ll do it since it is the only photo centre that deals with life changes.  But, I think the name of their business is misleading.”

The saleswoman wrote down Jackson’s request and directed him to a  room.

Jackson walks out of the room, stands in front of a full length mirror, sees his reflection, which shows straight pointed ears, and fur all over his body!  He screams, but all he hears is a loud barking sound!

Jackson looked like the Rin -Tin -Tin dog!

The saleswoman didn’t understand why he was so upset, after all, he did tell her he wanted to look like  a famous actor.

Words (138)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved






“Mom, the big ducks in the yard said I’m a chicken, but you told me I’m a duck!”   Freddie cried.

“Albert, why are the big ducks calling your little brother a chicken?”

“Because he is afraid to go near the cows.”

“Freddie, the big ducks mean you are afraid, not that you are a real chicken!”

“But mom, the cows are so much bigger than me!”

“Just because an animal is big does not necessarily mean it is dangerous and you do not have to be afraid of the cows.”

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved




PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Forever Love

I remember the first time you took me down this river in your boat.

We stopped for lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant and had our favorite shrimp salad.

On our way back, you stopped the boat, we watched the most beautiful sunset, and you told me I was your forever love.  Then, you asked me to marry you.

Your are my forever love, and I miss you so much.

I sit by this window each night and as I watch our sunset, I feel a sense of comfort because I know we will be together again one day.

Words (96)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


SUNDAY PHOTO FINISH    …March 13, 2016


Photo: © Al Forbes 2014

Boat Trip

“Maggie, remember the boat trip we took to the little island?” Jennifer asked.

“Of course!  That was the day I came close to losing my life!”

“I wasn’t exactly totally safe myself!”

“I know.  We found out what it was like being stranded and totally terrified.  The rain was pouring down on us, the lightning was flashing all around us, the waves were huge and the boat’s motor cut off! “

“I remember that part really well!  I tried to keep the flashlight from falling off the boat and I ended up falling overboard, then you managed to pull me up and get me back in the boat,” Jennifer said.

“We only needed another twenty minutes and we would have made it home before the storm began,” Maggie remarked.

“Thank goodness that fishing boat was in the area and came to our rescue,” Jennifer said with relief.

“That’s for sure!  The worst part was when mom and dad met us at the boat with a combination of relief and the urge to kill both of us for taking that risky boat trip.”

Words (180)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


SIX SENTENCE STORY   Cue…   Contract


The Encasement

The hot metal contracted as it cooled and Frederick smiled as he looked at the encasement and closed the door to the shop.

He walked down the street and met Alexander and Maria in the coffee shop.

“How is business Frederick?” Alexander asked.

“Well, I just completed a job I signed a contract for,” he replied with a voice of satisfaction.

Alexander and Maria looked at each other and Alexander grinned.

“Maria, Thomas will no longer be a threat to us,” Alexander said.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 03-08 through 03-14-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

The Stairway

“Jake, I see someone at the top of the stairs.  I think he smiled at me before turning to go. Who lives here?” Oscar questioned.

“More people than you can possibly count,” Jake replied

“That looks like the sky, not a door.”

“It’s an open door, Oscar.”

“Does it stay open?”


“Can I go up there now and take a look?”


“Why can’t I go  now?”

“Because He will prepare a place for you.”

“When do I get to go?”

“When He returns, He will receive you and there you will be also.”

Words (95)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved