Flash in the Pan – Go

Flash in the Pan is another opportunity for you to enjoy Flash Fiction. I was happy to find it, but I am sure there are others who do not know. While flash can mean a lot of things, for this specific challenge it is limited to 150 words or less.  There is a range of limits for each of the words selected for the Flash in the Pan challenge and Up is one of those with the highest word limit.

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 250 flashes entered will make the publication, so do not hesitate. The deadline for this quarter’s edition is 30th of September.



The cave-ins on television and the movies were more glamorous than reality. For one, there was always a source of light to make sure the camera captured the scene. In real life there was no guarantee of light. Penny could not see her hands, feet, the floor or worst of all her boyfriend Dan.

The rumble ceased, meaning at least for the moment the earth stopped moving.

“Dan?” she said for the first time. Seconds passed with no response. “Dan!” she shouted. She screamed to the top of her lungs when something grabbed her waist.

Dan coughed as he tried to speak. More coughing and he finally got a few words out, ”We must go up!”

She looked up to see a dim light; they would have to climb to the surface.

“Can you make it?” Penny asked.

“Yes. You go first.”

Penny breathed deep and began the long climb. 


The word limit for Go is 150 words. Check out http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/ for the rules and to join the fun.

There is another flash fiction for you to try. It is known as Five Sentence Fiction. Lillie McFerrin is the originator of this challenge and each week she floats a new single word prompt for those who take part to use in creating their entries. You can find this weeks challenge here.



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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2 Responses to Flash in the Pan – Go

  1. Red says:

    It makes me wonder if he knows he will not make it behind her. Great flash.

  2. seablackwithink says:

    Reblogged this on an honest day or two and commented:
    Pay Attention..

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