Flash in the Pan – Come Closer

I found a new flash fiction challenge for any and all who enjoy such a test of your writing ability. While flash can mean a lot of things, for this specific challenge it is limited to 100 words or less.  By selecting the words in the quarter’s list you can know your word limit. The exciting thing is that these stories are collected for publication each quarter. But, only the first 250 flashes entered will make the publication, so do not hesitate.


“It is time.” The old woman spoke for the first time in weeks. Her family had given up ever hearing any word from her again before she transitioned from this world to the next. For Eighty-eight years she had been a beacon of Christianity, with never a bad word for any one.

“Mother, we are here,” her daughter said, sliding her hand into the wrinkled remnants of her aged mother.

“Come closer,” her mother spoke softly.


“If you try to put the purple atrocity on me I swear I will come back and haunt you until you die, understand?”


The word limit for Come is 100 words, just like what I used above. Check out http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/ for the rules and to join the fun.

Also, for you Flash in the Pan folks, I want to share another Flash Fiction connection. A friend of mine named Josh Magill is starting a multi-part flash fiction serial in which 13-15 writers will add one hundred word chapters to a collaborative effort. Josh was one of a dozen writers on a similar peoject of mine. If you think this interests you check out Josh’s link.

Here are other Flash in the Pan – Come responses:


An Honest Day or Two by Didi


The Aware Writer by John McD


Fiction Stories by Kayla


Flashes from my Life by Sue


Gail Thornton’s World by Gail


How the Cookie Crumbles by Tess


Joe’s Musings by Joe


Just Me by Virginia


Odds and Ends by Laurie


Rants & Raves by Grant


Rob’s Surf Report by Rob


Taking Candy from a Baby by Candy


Wizard’s Word by Susan


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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1 Response to Flash in the Pan – Come Closer

  1. Red says:

    Hahahaha! I love it. She is right. Some of the things we decide for others is just vile. *giggles*

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