THE JUMP

SIX SENTENCE STORIES       clue…slip

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The Jump

“I have my parachute on and will follow you down uncle Joe,” Alex said jokingly.

“You stand back and Emily will record my jump,”  Joe said.

The door opened, Alex moved a little closer, knocked against the tripod which caused him to slip and fall forward.

He fell against Alex, then fell out of the plane.

His first reaction was panic, but he remembered to pull the cord and his parachute opened.

He realized, with satisfaction, he was jumping for the first time and was hoping Emily was recording it!

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IMPRESS

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 07-25 through 07-31-2017

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

IMPRESS

Taylor was always trying to impress Scarlet.   He was knowledgeable in many things, but she wasn’t impressed with his choice of a boat.

She felt the boat was too plain and too slow, until he began to drive it at a very high-speed!

Suddenly, the sides of the boat lifted, extended out, the boat lifted off of the water, and she looked down and realized they were flying way above the water!

She was immediately impressed with his choice of a boat.

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CONTRIBUTION

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 07-11 through 07-17-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Grant-Sud. Thank you Grand-Sud for our photo prompt!

CONTRIBUTION

Sometimes I need to come up here and just look around.

The world is a mixture of good and bad.  I am just a small part of it but I can give to society in a good way.  I can not solve all the problems, take care of all the needs, but just my contribution to society can go a long way.

I see John, walking to school with the other children and that is something that has changed.  He was a loner and would have nothing to do with anyone.

I remember talking to him one day and I found out he could not read or write, even though he was ten years old.

We became friends and I would help him with his school work and include him in the outdoor activities with the other children.

He became part of us, and he told me one day that just the simple act of reaching out to him as a friend had  a profound impact on his life.

 

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CRISIS

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 07-04 through 07-10-2017

his week’s photo prompt is provided by Kecia Spartin. Thank you Kecia!

CRISIS

Now, I am in the biggest crisis of my life!

I never wanted to take this jaunt in the jungle, but knew it would please my father.

The guide, my father’s best friend, agreed to take me along as a favor to him.

My experience in this type of outing has been zero, thus a contributing factor to my dilemma.

The snake and I continued to stare at each other as beads of sweat trickled down my face, with my feet feeling glued to the ground, and my heart getting ready to burst out of my body!

I could not move, I could not yell, but my mind being very active filled me with absolute terror!

Then, it happened. The snake moved toward me and my eardrums blasted with the awful sound of the gun being fired.

Thankfully, my guide shot the snake just as it was trying to strike me.

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LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

SIX SENTENCE STORIES …..cue Peach

First Aid, Rescue, Victims, Savior

Looking For Answers

“Anna, what is wrong with you?” Blaze asked.

Anna’s face turned red , she gasped for breath and fell to the floor.

The ambulance arrived, but the EMT’s decided to have Anna air lifted to a specialized hospital. She had injured her head when she fell and her breathing problem continued.

She was taken to the operating room .

Blaze paced the waiting room and continuously looked at the clock.

Dr. Milane walked into the waiting room and told Blaze, Anna was recovering after they removed a small piece of peach seed from her throat, put a few stitches in her forehead and stabilized her neck for the strain she had suffered when she fell.

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THE EYES HAVE THE ANSWER

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 06-27 through 07-03-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Mark with @any1mark66. Thank you Mark!

The Eyes Have The Answer

“This is an unusual place,” Garth said.

Emily smiled and nodded her head, but did not speak.  She rarely talked since her accident.  The difficulty of pronouncing words clearly made her self-conscious.

“Look at the green character, Emily.  His eyes are so big and dark.  He looks strange. ”

” I’ll go buy us a drink and you can rest on that bench over there while I’m gone,”  Garth said.

“Emily, where are you?” Garth questioned as he looked around for her.

She stood in front of the  green character, while shifting from one foot to the other, smiling and nodding  her head as she stared into its large black eyes.

Garth handed her the drink and gave her a puzzled look.

She smiled and as they walked away she turned around and waved at the strange green character and began to speak fluently.

“What just happened?”  Garth asked.

“A miracle,” she answered.

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MEMORIES

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 06-13 through 06-19-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with the The Magicsticgoldenrose. Thank you for our photo prompt!

Martha squinted her eyes and took in a deep breath as she stared at the building in awe.

Memories flowed through her mind and put her back in time with life mixed with love and tragedy.

After being injured in the war, her husband Paul, came home.  She spent months watching him slowly recover and they tried to put their once happy life back together again.

The make-shift hospital became their home, away from home.  Friends came by to visit, holidays were a mixture of sadness and joy, and the greatest day was when Paul walked out of the building he had called home for two years!

The following forty-five years consisted of raising their children and all the trials and happy times that go with it.

Now Paul has passed, but she still has her memories to hold on to, and their children and grandchildren to love and share her life with.

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UNFORGETTABLE FISHING DAY

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #24

Boat

Unforgettable Fishing Day

“Dad!  I think I caught one! It’s my first fish! ” Tyler screamed.

“Yes, and it’s a real big one too.”

“I don’t care if it’s raining, I love to go fishing,” Tyler giggled.

“We have to go back, it is still raining and getting dark.”

“What’s wrong, Dad?  Why won’t the motor start?”

“I don’t know, but we can use the oars since we aren’t far from shore.”

“The oars aren’t here. I forgot to put them back in the boat last week.”

“The wind is so strong! What’s wrong?  Dad!  Can you hear me?  Wake up Dad!”

Tyler fumbled around for the flashlight, but when raising it, he dropped it in the water.  He reached for the emergency kit and the top of it jammed, so he couldn’t get it open.

Water kept splashing in the boat as it rocked up and down on the water.

Tyler remembered the whistle he had around his neck and started blowing it in hopes of someone hearing it.

“Hello Bart,” Mason said as he entered the hospital room.  You and Tyler came close to losing your life today, but everything is fine now. The coastguard got to you just in time.”

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THE NOTE

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 05-30 through 06-05-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt!

The Note

The case detective Alicia Adams was working on seemed unsolvable, and now the note she found in her mailbox when she got home stated there was information she would be interested in.

The directions on the note directed her to get on the three o’clock trolley and look for the envelope under the last seat on the right.

Pacing back and forth, Alicia kept looking for the trolley to arrive.

She swiftly stepped on and walked to the back, found the envelope and read instructions telling her to ride the trolley to the Dream Cafe on 9th street.

Arriving at the cafe, she walked in and gasped for breath.  She could not believe her eyes.

Her fiance had returned home after having served ten months over-seas and surprised her by meeting her at their favorite place and where he had proposed to her shortly before his deployment.

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