The votes are in!

Ultimate Streaker Carrie Houghton is the Ultimate Streaker in the first annual Stanley's Cup in a landslide victory! Her story Portrait of a Man touched the hearts of 64 voters! Carrie told a poignant story of Ralph, an old man lonely with the passage of time and filled with a lifetime of stories to tell. … Continue reading The votes are in!

Get your pens fired up for the Stanley’s Cup

One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Wow, here we are on Week 13. It's amazing streaking with all of you. Each week I'm excited to read your stories and see what you've all come up. I must say that I'm impressed with the diversity, creativity and … Continue reading Get your pens fired up for the Stanley’s Cup

We’re hearing voices this week

One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Hope you are all warmed-up for the first annual Stanley’s Cup next week! Here's how the week (Aug 28 - Sept 3) is going to work: Prompt and mystery basket items will be posted on Thain in Vain and sent to … Continue reading We’re hearing voices this week

Bugs are on the menu this week

One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Here we are at Week 11 already! We're a couple of weeks away from the first annual Stanley's Cup. Charlotte and I have a fun prompt for Week 13 all ready to go. We've also been busy hand-selecting the three … Continue reading Bugs are on the menu this week

You gotta give 3 Fs this week: family, fight and ferris wheel

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt – Week 10 Who the hell is this family? A family has an argument while waiting in line for … Continue reading You gotta give 3 Fs this week: family, fight and ferris wheel

It’s all about the timing

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt – Week 9 What does the timing mean to your character? "I wish the timing had been better.” Submissions … Continue reading It’s all about the timing

Let’s write about a red-headed bombshell in a diner

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt – Week 8 Will you tell this story from the perspective of the bombshell, the couple or a short-order … Continue reading Let’s write about a red-headed bombshell in a diner

Gumballs and a human tooth are what you are writing about this week

Eilidh from Thain in Vain and Charlotte of Drafty Devil are your fabulous co-hosts for the 13 Week Streak – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge. One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks – this is your challenge. Prompt – Week 7 What will your character do? Run screaming? Investigate where the tooth came from? Eat the gumball … Continue reading Gumballs and a human tooth are what you are writing about this week

The Revival

Week 4 – Two teens steal a relative’s classic car and head to the beach. Braden knew Bethany would be impressed with the car. It wasn’t just any old car. It was a red 1958 Plymouth Fury. It was the car from the movie Christine. Braden’s uncle Bill worked on the movie way back in … Continue reading The Revival