FFfAW – Week of 09-15-2015 – 3

FFfAW – Week of 09-15-2015 – 3


31st Challenge for

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 09-15 through 09-22-2015

                             This week’s photo prompt is provided by Scott, author of the blog, Scott’s Place

Amazing Grace
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 17, 2015

“Amazing Grace” is a beautiful girl. The town considers her touched.

Every day she hid in the woods besides the neighbor’s horse farm and wished to ride a horse. She was determined to ride one of those horses when the hand left.

Finally her chance came. The hand was called away to help deliver his wife’s baby.

Grace picked a horse. She knew how to saddle them as she watched the hand every day.

She put the saddle on the most beautiful horse and then climbed up. He tried to buck her off, but she talked to him until he calmed down and they took off across the field.

The hand heard the commotion. He noticed the missing horse. The roughest one of the bunch. Whoever took that horse was in for one hell of a ride.

Grace came riding excitedly up and stopped by the hand and climbed off. He realized the horse was calm and nuzzling her.

He didn’t have the heart to yell at her and she just made his job easier.



Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Tuesday.

3. Please credit photo to photographer

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). If you need link-up instructions, please email me at mepricelessjoy@gmail.com.

8. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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5 Responses to FFfAW – Week of 09-15-2015 – 3

  1. Wonderful Tessa! I love that she watched and learned and when she got the chance, she went for a ride. And, with the wildest horse in the bunch. Maybe she will be hired on as a farm hand! Great story and thank you for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    That’s sweet how the roughest horse took to this girl. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

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