Category Archives: Short Stories

The Cottage – the last piece

Rain is pounding thickly through the trees and striking the ground. Sarah jumps up confused yet again. Where is she now? Better yet, what year is this? She seems to be alone this time, but she slowly and warily turns … Continue reading

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I Remember When…The Journey of Lost Memories

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
image credit: sodahead.com I want to try something new and requires your interaction or it dies.  It is a “I remember when…” segment. It goes like this… Recently my mom bought me a…

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The Job

The Job The sign read —- Help Wanted: Waitress for coffee shop. Samantha surveyed the area. She needed a job. She entered the small shop. “Just a minute dearie, I will be right with you,” a sweet old voice came … Continue reading

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Three Word Wednesday # 456

3WW Week No. 456 Lackadaisical, adjective: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy. Makeshift, adjective: serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being; noun: a temporary substitute or device. Nude, adjective: wearing no clothes; naked; depicting or performed by … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt_Writer’s Digest_June 19, 2012_”gambling losses”

This time, you’re in too deep. Your gambling losses have been mounting and, with a recent ill-advised bet, have put you $50,000 in debt. Your bookie, knowing you don’t have that kind of cash, is willing to wipe your debt … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – Writer’s Digest 06-12-2012 – “today’s the day you save a life”

TODAY’S THE DAY YOU SAVE A LIFE You’re on your way to lunch when you walk by a crowd of people staring up toward the sky. You look up and see someone at the top of a building getting ready … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – “the number three” – (non-fiction)

And now on to the weekend challenge.  This weekend what we are asking from you is a little bit different (again).  Many of you regularly submit fictional responses to our prompts.  This weekend we are asking for a bit of … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt – “leaving town abruptly”

The prompt – “LEAVING TOWN ABRUPTLY” A friend rings your doorbell way too early in the morning to be ringing doorbells. You answer the door in your PJs, and the friend says, “Pack a bag quickly. I have to get … Continue reading

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FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015

FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015 Bonnie Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh Copyright September 2015 She tried to concentrate on her painting, but she could hear soft noises from over by the large oak tree. “Mommy?” came a little child’s voice. … Continue reading

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FFfAW – Week of 09-15-2015 – 3

FFfAW – Week of 09-15-2015 – 3 Welcome! 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 … Continue reading

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Six Word Stories: The Challenge, No.5.

Six Word Stories: The Challenge, No.5. You’re skin’s not the right color. ______________________________________________ Rules: The contest moves onto this week’s round, and the theme I have picked out of my plastic bag filled with notecards is PREJUDICE. You can find … Continue reading

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The Kidnapping – Sunday Photo Fiction – 9/7/15

Sunday Photo Fiction                                                                   Big Rig ___________________________________________________________ The Kidnapping By Teresa Dean Smeigh Copyright September 7, 2015 Nancy and Claire were riding down the roadway with the radio blasting and the convertible top open. Nancy pushed the accelerator down. She … Continue reading

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The Lottery Ticket – Part 2

The Lottery Ticket – Part 2 By Teresa Dean Smeigh _______________________________________ The ticket flutters in the wind, Tim’s mouth is opening and closing, but he’s unable to form a single, coherent word. One-way flight to the moon? Is this for … Continue reading

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The Lottery Ticket – Friday Fiction

The Lottery Ticket By Teresa Dean Smeigh The wind whistled loudly down the alley and Tim Ryan tried unsuccessfully to turn up his collar to protect his neck and ears. He should have dressed warmer. He didn’t even have gloves … Continue reading

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The Locomotive – FFfAW Challenge – Week of 09-01-2015

    The Locomotive Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh Copyright September 2, 2015 153 words   Matilda smoothed her dress down as she heard the locomotive approaching. She was here to surprise her husband, Douglas. As the train pulled into … Continue reading

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The Cemetary – Mondays Finish the Story – August 31st, 2015

    The Cemetery By Teresa Dean Smeigh Copyright August 31, 2015 “The cemetery spread along the area known as Devils Abode.” Shawna and Lucas spent many happy afternoons here reading the tombstones and guessing at what they couldn’t. They … Continue reading

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Luigi – Mondays Finish the Story Prompt!

This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t … Continue reading

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The Watch – Sunday Photo Fiction’s Prompt

Click photo to go to prompt page ______________________________________________ The Watch Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015 The watch was different. intriguing to the two boys. They snuck it out of Ronald’s mom’s bedroom while she was showering and … Continue reading

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Hidey Hole – Monday’s Finish the Story writing prompt

Hidey Hole by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015 “I see absolutely everything.” “Let me see, let me see!” Pop pushes Billy trying to get in to see closer. “Patience Pop, let me get the angle just right so we … Continue reading

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Amusement City – photo prompt from FFfAW Week of 8-11-2015

FFfAW-Week of 08-11-2015 Amusement City written by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015 “Amusement park closes in 15 minutes. Rides closed to all except those in the lined waiting area already.” Roger and Johnny run up to the huge haunted … Continue reading

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