BRILLIANT FLASH FICTION (BFF) is illuminating your path to publication! Your BFF even provides you with a prompt. The wildest and most conducive-to-imagination prompt ever in the history, present, or future of prompts! And here it is... "Prompt: None – Let your imagination run wild"
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Image via Jami Attenberg. Have you ever written a story, then rent the guts out of it? If not, perhaps you should. Maybe you have a story that seems complete and finished... but just doesn't stand quite right. Perhaps the main characters aren't who they should be. Could be that the non-human animals in the story haven't had their say. Or perhaps your story isn't set in the past, and rather it's happening now. Or in the future. Feel the compulsion now? Good. Give it a go. Rip
In that dreary mid-March, mid-semester time, Larry found it hard to get up. Long after his wife, Cheryl, left the house for her student sewing circle and after his own alarm sounded, he lay awake. He listened to a dragging sound, something heavy and dull, scratching against outside pavement. Perhaps it was a dead body in a garbage can, he speculated, hauling his own load from a rumpled bed. While doing so, he accidentally kicked a plastic water bottle, of which there were man
In the beginning, there were only seven of her. Perfect reproductions, each and every one, from the proud, particular curve of her nose right down to the swollen knuckle on her left thumb (the result of a childhood break). The detail was astounding — even the freckles matched up. I had mapped out their constellations on the only copy we’d ever managed to kill, along with any other microscopic feature I could think of: spacing of the teeth, taste buds, placement and pattern o