Archive for the ‘Flash Fiction Friday’ Category

It’s that time of the month again! This month’s story was prompted by a die roll to pick one cocktail out of a possible twenty to use as the title and inspiration for the story. I rolled a “Mary Pickford” and since it’s a drink that was apparently born in the era of Prohibition, I wanted to set the story during that time. It’s also a time that overlaps with one of my favorite authors, so I figured I’d let that inspire me, as well. So, I give you “Mary Pickford”:

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This month’s fare is a heart-warming story of family togetherness and perseverance through hard times. A real Chicken Soup for the Soul kind of thing, you know? I gotta say that lately I haven’t been feeling the draw to horror or fantasy anymore, finding a lot more inspiration in the kinds of books that are hanging in the rack near the pharmacy in your local convenience/drug store. Stuff like Putting on the Armor of the LORDHow to Tell if God Loves You (Hint: HE DOES!),  and 30 New Stories of Christ’s Wisdom. Deep, moving spiritual stuff. So, without further ado, I present “Benjamin’s Buttons”:

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The prompt for this month’s story was “in the headquarters of the Moon NAZIs…” which…yeah. I went ahead with it as a challenge to myself to see what I could do with it. Being that I wasn’t exactly a fan of Iron Sky (it started off as campy and tongue-in-cheek, but quickly became painfully unwatchable within its first thirty minutes) I wasn’t too confident in what I could with said prompt. But, I decided to focus on the fact that we still don’t know a lot about what living for extended periods of time in microgravity will do to the human body and went from there. So, I give you “The Last Contingent”.

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This month’s story was inspired by the prompt of “apocalypse”, so it should be a light-hearted romp! So, without further ado, I present “In the Fullness of the Moon”:

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