THE ENVELOPE

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 10-17 through 10-23-2017

The Envelope

Nelson spent his weekends playing football with his friends.  The football was old and they had to pump air into it each time they played a game.

While playing near an old  empty house , Nelson ran toward the house to retrieve the ball.  He saw a glass box attached to a wall with a piece of paper in it.

He couldn’t read what was on the paper so he took a rock and smashed the glass so he could take it out and read it.  What he discovered was an envelope taped to the back of the paper.  He opened the envelope and found it full of five dollar bills.

That afternoon, Nelson and his friends went to the sporting goods store and purchased a new football.

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Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

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A VALUABLE CUP

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 08-15 through 08-21-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by artycaptures.wordpress.com. Thank you artycaptures!

A Valuable Cup

“George, I think I heard someone yell when you pulled the lever on the truck,” Maddox said.

“I didn’t hear anything!”

“Well there’s no noise now, so it was probably just something someone threw away.” Maddox said.

“We only have two more streets to cover  before we dump this load of garbage and go to the north side of town,” George remarked.

“Wait! George, I hear that noise again.”

“So do I!”

“Good grief!  It’s a kid,” George said as he opened the back of the truck.

“Son, are you alright?” Maddox asked.

“Yes, I just scrapped my knee a little,” he said.

“Why were you in the garbage ben?” George asked.

“To get this cup,” he said.

“George and Maddox said, “what on earth for?”

“Because my mother accidentally threw it away and it’s part of my school science project I’ve been working on for the last two weeks!” he said.

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A RIDE IN THE PARK

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 08-08 through 08-14-2017

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

A Ride In The Park

“Bethany, let’s rent one of Jonathan’s bicycles  and ride around the park today instead of walking,” Adam suggested.

“This is fun, but I wish we could go to one of the National Parks and ride around.  Our park is too small”,  Bethany said.

“Yes,  that would be great!  We could go to Cuyahoga Valley National Park right here in Ohio.”

“Thank you for renting one of my bicycles,” Johnathan said.

“We enjoyed the ride, but we wish our park was larger,” Bethany said.

“Where would you like to ride?” Jonathan asked.

“We think the Cuyahoga Valley National Park would be a nice place to ride,” Adam said.

“That does sound like a great place. Adam, push the blue button on the side of the handlebar.  Now, push the one hour button and say the name of the park,” Jonathan said.

Adam looked puzzled, but did as Jonathan instructed and immediately, he and Bethany were riding around in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

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Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

CAR CRASH

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 08-01 through 08-07-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

Car Crash

“Dad! We are going to crash into the side of the bridge and go into the river!” Austin screamed.

“Hang on tight, I’m trying to get the brakes to work,” Jordan said.

“We have stopped now, but our car is hanging over the side rail and we need to get out quickly!”

“I can’t get my seatbelt loose, Dad!”

“Let me do it.”

“Dad! Our car is rocking and we are going to fall into the lake!”

“Austin, I have to use my pocket knife to cut the strap.”

“Hurry, Dad!”

“Try to calm down and sit very still, so I can get this strap cut. ”

“Alright, I want you to carefully open the car door and jump out.”

“What about you dad? You have to get out too!”

“Don’t worry, when you are out, I will get out too.”

” Get out dad, get out!”

Jordan  jumped out just before the car went over the side of the bridge.”

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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.

 

Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

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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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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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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Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved