Carrot Ranch: Ninety-nine Word Flash Fiction

Dayton Peace Accord: World Affair

Participants began to line up for the parade. For some nations, there were only one or two participants; other contingents had larger groups, but all were dressed in their various ethnic costumes. Voices grew louder as the wait seemed to be interminable, waiting for the start of Dayton’s World Affair with its Parade of Nations.

World Affair was a yearly event that celebrated the proud ethnic and cultural diversity of the area. Lithuanians, Germans, Japanese, Scots, Irish, Greeks, and other people from around the world representing their ancestral countries, mingled together in the convention center for the three-day event.


This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt for the 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction was parade of nations. Check out more of them at or join in with a 99-flash fiction of your own. Let the muse take you wherever it leads.

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A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to Carrot Ranch: Ninety-nine Word Flash Fiction

  1. Jules says:

    If we could see our similarities as well as our differences…
    In more than just a few selected places – then perhaps there would be more peace.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yes, absolutely! We are all one family, the human family, and if we just could remember that…maybe peace be possible.


  3. The Dayton Peace Accord has nothing to do with World Affair, but it was there in Dayton that the Bosnian conflict came to an end.


  4. Jules says:

    Look in your snail mail…. meant to get ‘it’ out sooner. Knew I needed more postage.
    Just mailed ‘it’ this morning… bits and pieces. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Will watch, and thanks in advance. You are such a dear and generous friend.


  6. Charli Mills says:

    Such a sense of pride and sharing wrapped up in such cultural events. Maybe we need more parades of nations.

    Liked by 1 person

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