Flash Fiction Challenge: Limo Ride

By Cynthia Sax on April 26, 2013

** A long limo ride with nothing to do. Or is there? **

Challenge:

– Write a quickie with the above theme

– 100 to 150 words

– any authors or readers can come out and play

– Post at the Changeling Bar and Grill (Please put “FFC” or “Flash Fiction” and a title in your subject line)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Human-Demon Cooperative

By Cynthia Sax on April 12, 2013

This week’s yummy flash fiction challenge is

** You’ve been randomly selected to host a demon in your home as part of the new human-demon cooperative towards tolerance. Be sure not to cause an interdimensional incident. **

Challenge:
– Write a quickie with the above theme
– 100 to 150 words
– Post it here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress/message/163806
– Authors and readers can play

NOTE:
Please put “FFC” or “Flash Fiction” (and a title) in your subject line so we don’t miss any potential plot bunnies.

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Flash Fiction: Kissing The Reaper

By Cynthia Sax on April 6, 2013

Here is my answer to this week’s Flash Fiction!

“You’re not supposed to be here.” A tall lean figure garbed in a long black cloak hovered at the foot of Matt’s bed. Moonlight reflected off the blade of his scythe.

“I couldn’t stay away.” An equally tall purple alien stood with his feet braced apart. “I know we have to take this human.”

They turned their heads toward Matt. The alien’s catlike eyes glowed. Under the grim reaper’s hood was a hole of endless nothingness. Matt slid deeper under the covers, his body shaking with fear.

“But we won’t take him tonight,” the grim reaper murmured, his words echoing in the small bedroom.

“Not tonight.” The alien surged forward, gripped the reaper’s shoulders and captured his nemesis’s mouth. The reaper pushed back, grasping purple muscle with his skeletal hands. They battled for sexual supremacy, two powerful beings intent on dominating the other.

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Rock and a Hard Place

By Cynthia Sax on April 5, 2013

Time for the weekly Changeling Flash Fiction Challenge!

** (Inspired by pic on FB) The Grim Reaper and an alien have both showed up in your bedroom. One of them is in the wrong place. Which one and what happens when they figure it out? **

View image here:

http://closeencountersstudios.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/GrimReaper.9513\1514_large.jpg

TinyURL:

http://tinyurl.com/bnm2fpl

Challenge:

– Write a quickie with the above theme

– 100 to 150 words

– Authors and readers can play

NOTE:

Please put “FFC” or “Flash Fiction” (and a title) in your subject line so we don’t miss any potential plot bunnies.

Answer the challenge here

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress/message/163634

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Flash Fiction Challenge – April Fool’s

By Cynthia Sax on March 30, 2013

Here is the Changeling Flash Fiction Challenge for this week!

** It is April Fool’s day right around the corner. Prank or be pranked. **

Challenge:
– Write a quickie with the above theme
– 100 to 150 words
– Authors and readers can play

NOTE:
Please put “FFC” or “Flash Fiction” (and a title) in your subject line so we
don’t miss any potential plot bunnies.

Post your flash fiction here

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress/message/163494

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St. Patrick’s Day Flash Fiction

By Cynthia Sax on March 17, 2013

Here is a St. Patrick’s Day piece of flash fiction!

***

Thrax swung through the doors of O’Leary’s, his favorite paranormal bar, and he scowled. Green streamers hung from the ceiling. Giant shamrocks covered the bar. Drunken green-clad patrons clicked together tankards of green beer, the alcohol sloshing onto the wooden floor.

It looked like a greed demon had exploded, green everywhere.

Thrax stomped toward the bar. Only for his green fairy would he attend a St. Patrick’s Day party. He’d need an entire keg of that green beer to get him through tonight.

“Wait a minute.” Shannon, fairy, bar owner, and his future mate, hovered before him, her green wings flapping. There wasn’t much of her, her curly head not even reaching his shoulder, but what little there was had been arranged nicely, her short flirty dress barely containing her curves.

“You knew the dress code, Thrax.” Her bottom lip curled, her emerald eyes reflecting her disappointment.

He would suck on that pouting lip before the night was through. “I’ll be wearing green when I leave, fairy.”

She frowned. “How do you–”

He grinned.

“Oh.” Her face flushed to a rich forest green.

***

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A Writer’s Imagination

By Cynthia Sax on March 9, 2013

Here’s my answer to this week’s flash fiction challenge!

I’m hunched over my keyboard, furiously typing, rushing to finish the last two hundred words of the story I’m working on. The mysterious alien being is revealing his true selves to the heroine. She gapes at his multiple forms, reaches out, and—

“I’m home!” the hubby hollers. It’s Friday, which means his weekend has started.

“Ugh.” I grimace, my weekend remaining two hundred words away. “I’m in a story right now.”

Reiter the Unicorn Prince, prances past, laughing that annoying laugh of his, searching for the Bookdragon.

“This isn’t your story, hay burner,” I mumble, ignoring Reiter’s antics.

The human heroine runs her trembling fingers over her now-multiple heroes’ bare chests.

“Whoa,” a deep voice rumbles behind me.

I look over my shoulder. The hubby is staring up at a huge two-headed green dragon. I blink. “How did you get in here?”

“Where am I?” He taps a large green scale with one of his fingertips.

“My imagination.”

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Flash Fiction: Fantasy Now Reality

By Cynthia Sax on March 9, 2013

This Week’s Flash Fiction Challenge — Fantasy Now Reality

** You’re reading a book, really into it. When you have to put it down, you find you are now in that book’s world. **
Challenge:
– Write a quickie with the above theme
– 100 to 150 words
– any authors or readers can come out and play
– Post at the Changeling Bar and Grill
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress

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Flash Fiction: Claudia’s Cowboy

By Cynthia Sax on March 7, 2013

I wrote this flash fiction for Claudia’s birthday (one of my reading buddies). Happy birthday Claudia!

“I told that chirpy assistant of yours I wasn’t interested.” Travis Trent, owner of the Circle T, stood with his denim-clad legs braced apart and his black Stetson pulled low, the brim shadowing his sky-blue eyes. “This is a working ranch, not one of your fancy Hollywood sets.”

Beth tilted her head back and gazed up, up, up at the big cowboy. “I’m the chirpy assistant and, as I explained on the phone, Miss Claudia needs to experience a working ranch to research her role.”

“You’re the assistant,” Travis scoffed. “Yeah, right. I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, lady. I know an actress when I see one.” He perused her slowly, his gaze skimming over her form, as intimate as any caress. “And you’re too purty to be anything other than an actress.” He paused at her scuffed cowboy boots and his jet-black eyebrows lifted. “Wearing borrowed boots.”

This big hulk of a man thinks I’m pretty? Beth blinked, accustomed to being overlooked and invisible. “These are my boots.” She stepped toward him. Heat rolled off his muscular body, enticing her even closer. “And they’re staying planted right here until you agree.”

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Private Demonstration

By Cynthia Sax on March 1, 2013

Here is the Changeling Flash Fiction Challenge for the week!

This week’s theme is courtesy of Cynthia Sax (me – grinning).

** You’re at a sex toy trade show and you’re asked to demonstrate a product… privately. **

Challenge:
– Write a quickie with the above theme
– 100 to 150 words
– Authors and readers can play

NOTE:
Please put “FFC” or “Flash Fiction” (and a title) in your subject line so we don’t miss any potential plot bunnies.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChangelingPress/message/162429

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