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If Wishes Were Horses… (A 99-word Flash Fiction)

If Wishes Were Horses… Julie was one of the smallest kids in her class, and she was always picked last for every team. Despite that, she loved playing volleyball. The school started an intramural league for the students; the team … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Girls: 99 flash fiction

This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch is to write a story in 99 words (no more, no less) that contains the word mice. Here’s mine. Of Mice and Girls Mighty Mouse was Julie’s favorite cartoon; she sat enthralled on the … Continue reading

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Erie Kai: A 99-word Flash

Erie Kai From the Canadian side comes the wind. The sustained wind buffets the Ohio shore of Lake Erie, and we can hear the roar of the waves from a block away. The longer the wind blows, the louder the … Continue reading

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Story of Shards: 99-word flash

Story of Shards A favorite author of mine, Jennifer Estep, writes fantasy fiction for teens and adults. I actually stumbled upon her writing when I won a copy of her YA novel, Dark Frost from her Mythos Academy series. Once … Continue reading

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Lead Came: A 99-word flash fiction

Lead Came It was Valentine’s Day, and Julie was working. She received a bouquet of flowers from her husband. Her customers would remark, “He really loves you” or some other platitude. It certainly felt like a platitude because she recently … Continue reading

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A Word From Our Sponsor: 99-word

A Word From Our Sponsor As a pharmacist, I dealt with all sorts of people with digestive issues. Through the years I counseled people on various problems like indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and other maladies of the gastrointestinal tract. Depending … Continue reading

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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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