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Flash Fiction on the Spot - Prompt #2

Here is a photo prompt from my Instagram feed @tdb_writes I intend to write a 100 word flash to this prompt. Check back for my finished story. Feel free to comment. Or write your own and post here or include a link here so we can read it.



Here is my response to the above prompt.


A Swift Escape


He scrambled from the room, his father chasing him clumsily with the belt. The boy flew down the stairs, his feet barely touching a step.


He grasped the newel post to swing himself out the door the way a discus thrower winds up and lets loose.


He spotted the faded horse and jumped in the saddle. With a swift kick the plastic horse reared his head, steam escaping his nostrils.


The horse pried himself from the tangle, the squeaky springs popping from the strain. His legs wobbly, he took off with his rider across the lawn and into the sunset.


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Flash Fiction on the Spot - Prompt #1

I use flash fiction as a way to keep my creative juices flowing. Normally they are just for my eyes. If I particularly love one, I may work it over until I can submit it somewhere. But I decided that

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Alessandro de Bellegarde
Alessandro de Bellegarde
11 jul. 2021

I love the way you are able to establish a grim reality while immediately subverting it in so few words! The mix of childlike wonder as means of escape is captivating and insightful!

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tinadebellegarde
tinadebellegarde
11 jul. 2021
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Thank you, Alessandro! I'm so glad I was able to convey all that successfully.

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tinadebellegarde
tinadebellegarde
11 jul. 2021

Thank you, Mally. I love this photo, too! And once I looked at it as a writing prompt, I saw a completely different photo.

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mally.becker
mally.becker
11 jul. 2021

I love the photo and your flash fiction response!

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