Three Act Story: 99-word Flash Fiction

Another of the Carrot Ranch Rodeo prompts was to write a three-act story in 99 words (no more, no less). Since the Rodeo is over, here is my attempt at the prompt. Does it work as three acts? This writer isn’t sure so feel free to weigh in.

(Untitled: Three Act Story)

Ben convinced Leslie to crash the Halloween party hosted by their hated rivals. Les agreed only because he would be wearing a costume and would be incognito, preventing any altercations, he hoped.

Once there, Les relaxed becoming fast friends with a student from the other school.  It was only during the unmasking at the end of the evening that he realized that his new friend went to the rival school.

The attraction was mutual; they tried to keep their new relationship a secret. Their forbidden love revealed, Leslie and Ronan committed suicide, leaving two families and two schools devastated.

Nancy Brady, 2019

Check out for all the winning flash fictions. Look under the tab marked Rodeo Contests.





About pedometergeek

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.
This entry was posted in #pedometergeek, Carrot Ranch, Carrot Ranch Rodeo, flash fiction, pedometer geek, short story, Uncategorized, Writing, writing prompt and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Three Act Story: 99-word Flash Fiction

  1. nightlake says:

    tragic tale…but well-written

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jules says:

    Awe… I remember growing up and the rivals of high schools…. sportsmanship is one thing… but we also had a suicide at our school where a young student jumped off the roof…. Not easy to live with that kind of death.

    That being said attention needs to be drawn or written about such things to hopefully spur attention and prevention.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s