DECISIONS

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 11-22 through 11-28-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Footy and Foodie. Thank you Footy and Foodie!

DECISIONS

Most of my inspiration often comes to me when I take time out for a long stroll outside.

It was late in the day when I stepped out on the porch.  The sky looked absolutely awe-inspiring!

I immediately felt a sense of calm.  I began to think about the past and my future.  I remembered the various decisions I had made and know I am where I am today because of them.

My ability to make the right decisions all the time is not possible, however, I know I have the ability to make my wrong decisions right.

I acted hastily when I reprimanded Logan today.

My sense of fairness was not considered, therefore, I know I must apologize and make things right again.

It was not the action that took control, it was my reaction to the action.

Words (139)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

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CHANCE

SIX SENTENCE STORIES       Cue…light

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CHANCE

“Tammy, it’s time to go to the hospital because we need to have Jeffery there by six o’clock this morning,” Alexander said.

“Alexander, I’m so nervous and afraid I can hardly breathe, ” Tammy spoke in a shaky voice.

“I’m feeling that way myself and wondering if we are doing the right thing.”

“We have to try for Jeffery’s sake because he does have a chance to add a little more to his world if it works,” Tammy said with a promising look.

“It’s time to remove the bandage from Jeffery’s eyes now and remember, it may take several days to find out the total success of the operation, but if he can see light, it could be very good news!” Dr. Marcus cautioned.

Jeffery sat very still and tried to concentrate on his breathing and he began to scream with excitement when he saw light for the first time in his young life.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

NECESSARY CHANGES

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 11-15 through 11-21-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Barb CT of the blog, Gallimaufry. Thank you Barb!

Necessary Changes

I really miss coming here. We use to have so much fun swimming, eating and dancing,” Brianna said sadly.

“Yes, and now it looks bad and is not used the way it could be,” Gavin remarked.

“Why doesn’t the owner fix it up?” Brianna questioned.  “It has so much potential.”

“Oh! The owner is going to make the necessary changes and it will become popular once again,” Gavin informed her.

“How do you know that?”

“Because it is sold and the new owner will make it a place where our community can enjoy the lake and facilities once again, but this time it will be an even better place to come have fun.”

“Who is it?”   Brianna asked with a puzzled look.

“You, my dear, are looking at him!”

Brianna jumped up and down with excitement, grabbed him, and gave him a kiss he would never forget!

Words (152)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

ANOTHER DAY

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 11-08 through 11-14-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Iain Kelly. Thank you Iain!

 

Another Day

The moment was extremely tense.

Hours and hours of practice became my weekly schedule.  After all, the tournament was the most popular event of the year.  It would last for several days.

However, the moment had come for me to prove how great a player I had become, yet, I could not do my best that day, even though I knew many people were counting on me.

Then, just as I was about to make another  move, a beautiful white dove flew over the board and snatched up the timer.

People were running in all directions with  hopes of catching the bird and it’s treasured timer.

I laughed in relief, and knew I had been given another day to prove myself.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

LIFE CHANGER

SIX SENTENCE STORIES         Cue…draft

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Life Changer

Everyone knew the risks involved, but it was their job, their only livelihood.

Tucker and Drake entered the mine with their co-workers in anticipation of completing a section they were working on for several days.

They knew it would be a long day and a difficult one, but did not expect the tragic event that would change their life forever.

The explosion of one section caused a tremendous amount of dust and coal to tumble over the entire area.

Hours passed with silence and heartache for Tucker as he tried to crawl toward a small area where he felt a slight draft of air.

The rescue squad managed to pull Tucker and Drake from the rubble, but Tucker lost the sight in one eye, and Drake’s legs were severely damaged and only three other survived among the fifteen miners.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

PANIC

SIX SENTENCE STORIES    Cue…  FAULT

Photos courtesy of Pixabay

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PANIC

“Alex, I need your help finding Maria!  Ethan cried.

“The fault has caused an earthquake, and our building has fallen!”

“I got here as fast as I could and I brought several friends that can help us search for Maria”

I’ve cleared this area , but I haven’t heard any sound,” Ethan said in despair.

“I think I hear something coming from this area,” Alex screamed.

“Come on, guys, help me move these boards and rocks, I think I see her!”

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

CONDUCT

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 11-01 through 11-07-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Joy Pixley. Thank you Joy!

CONDUCT

“Have we come to the right destination?  Things look strange!”  Explorer blurted out.

“No!  I’ve seen these things before, we should go.”  Wiseone answered.

“What is that odd thing ?”

“They call it a bridge.”

“What’s it for?”

“They can walk on it, but we would just hover over it.  I think those things with the four round objects can scoot across it.”

“What’s on the other side?”

“More of the same, but there is no fluid and there is something flat across the earth’s floor.”

“Oh!  So this is the earth I’ve heard about!”

“Yes, part of it, and we need to leave! “

“Can’t we just stick around for a while?  I want to see more of earth!”  Explorer pleaded.

“Absolutely not!  There is too much corruption here!”  Wiseone bellowed.

“What’s corruption?”

“Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.”

“That’s terrible!” Let’s go!”  Explorer remarked.

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved