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Oak Ridge Girls: A 99-word Story

Oak Ridge Girls Newspaper advertisements across the country said that a new firm was looking for young women to work in a factory in Tennessee. The job description was vague, but housing was supplied. Girls from the Midwest flocked to … Continue reading

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A Different Point of View: 99 flash fiction

Using the same Carrot Ranch prompt of looking back, this pedometer geek wrote another 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction. A Different Point of View Annie still shows up in his dreams. Looking back to his junior year, Dave … Continue reading

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Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction: Into the Dark

Snow Vacation On that first weekend in December, our family decided to spend a few days at our mountain cabin. We were excited to spend a last weekend away before winter. Flakes fell, becoming a blizzard, and soon we were … Continue reading

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BP–A Sense of Place: Hiking Trail

The Haiku Foundation has had a weekly column running for several months. It is moderated by K.J. Munro, a haiku poet from Canada. Called A Sense of Place, the column focuses upon haiku written about a particular place as seen … Continue reading

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Carrot Ranch: Crafting Scraps

November 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Journey of a 1000 miles…(June ’18)

…begins with a single step. In June, this pedometer geek added 119 miles to the total of the goal of a thousand miles.  Since ahead of last year’s goal of walking a thousand miles, this pedometer geek/urban hiker plans on … Continue reading

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