13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge
One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks–that is your challenge! Stories must be under 500 words and contain the classic story elements: protagonist, obstacles or complications, and resolution. Each Monday I will post a weekly writing prompt here!
Week 13 – Stanley’s Cup Round
Prompt: Never underestimate the lives of old men sitting on benches.
Mystery Basket: a person named Ralph, animal crackers and driving on Route 66.
A woman dives into the ocean and hears a voice.
While playing truth or dare with friends on a warm summer day, a girl discovers she likes eating live bugs.
A family has an argument while waiting in line for the ferris wheel.
“I wish the timing had been better.”
A couple is seated in a booth at a diner when a red-headed bombshell walks in and sits down at their table.
A boy puts a quarter in a gumball machine and a human tooth comes out.
A character is at an arcade on the pier, when a man comes up and grabs his/her shoulder.
“Carnie wanted to operate the Mansion of Horror midway ride for the summer of ’69 Playland traveling carnival. No experience needed. Apply within.”
Two teens steal a relative’s classic car and head to the beach.
A man who ate a contaminated hot dog at a food stand is stuck at the back of a long line to the port-a-potties – and things are getting dire.
An hour’s walk from camp, there is a fork in the trail not marked on any map.
Three couples hire a small boat and a captain for a whale watching tour, but when the boat returns to the dock several hours later, only six people remain on board.