Stanley’s Cup voting is now open

We've got five flash fiction stories vying for the coveted Stanley's Cup! Head over to the linkup and vote for your favourite story! Everybody is welcome to vote! The more the merrier! Voting closes at midnight! Winners* will be announced tomorrow morning! *You're all winners to me!

Scent of a story

Week 13 - Prompt: Never underestimate the lives of old men sitting on benches. Mystery Basket: a person named Ralph, animal crackers and driving on Route 66. Belvedere loved afternoon walks, even more than morning ones. There were so many more scents at this time of day and this excited the hound dog. Belvedere sniffed … Continue reading Scent of a story

Do you Dare?

Week 11 Prompt: While playing truth or dare with friends on a warm summer day, a girl discovers she likes eating live bugs. Bertie stormed through the dining room of the restaurant into the kitchen. “Deliver me from evil, Johnny,” she said in a fake southern accent and held up a transparent plastic bag. “If … Continue reading Do you Dare?

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

Power of the fates

Week 7 Prompt - A boy puts a quarter in a gumball machine and human tooth comes out. Dachen bolted from his grandmother’s side towards a gumball machine at the end of the boardwalk. “Gramama, gumballs! Can I have a quatrid? Can I? Can I please?” “Of course you can wee boy, but only one.” … Continue reading Power of the fates

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