Monthly Archives: September 2014

Flash Fiction #9

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It was the key to life in this strange, new world, without it they would grow sick and die. There was something crucial in the mineral content of the salts they harvested that helped their bodies deal with the differences in their new home.

After many trials they had found the old, manual means of extracting them was better than using the sophisticated machines they had been expected to use. It was lucky for them that one of the retired specialists in the colony had practical knowledge of how it was done.

The old ways were proving more successful here…

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a 100 word story.

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Flash Fiction #8

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She couldn’t understand why people made faces at her. She was clean and well dressed, she did her job with honesty and integrity, never minded the hours she was expected to work.

No matter who required her services, she was always at the ready to do her job with the precision and clarity, not a word of complaint ever and she was proud to say she never judged a single person in all her years of service.

Like the changing of the guard, her old employers were moving out and the new ones had decided she would suit quite well…

 

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a 100 word story.

 

Flash Fiction #7

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She sat at the edge of the firelight and knew it would only be a matter of time. As if on cue, flashlights in the distance, the call went out and the teenaged crowd scattered.

She started collecting the cans and bottles, anything empty or unopened went in the bag. She knew that only a few officers came to break up the party and they would be busy trying to grab the kids running in the bush.

Every weekend they partied, every weekend she collected. Empties were cashed in, the full stuff was sold back to them… they never guessed

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a 100 word story.