Wednesday Words #185 (7/11/2018)

Welcome to Wednesday Words!  Every Wednesday I will post some sort of prompt for a flash fiction piece.  The prompt will go live just after midnight Eastern time.

The prompt might be a picture, or it might be a list of things to include in a story, or maybe a phrase or a question or something from a “news of the weird” type thing, or a… who knows?

After that, it’s up to you.  But if you do use the prompt to write a bit of flash fiction (say, 500 words or so) I’d love to see what you came up with, so comment below with a link to where it is on your blog (or on WattPad or wherever).

(And a pingback to the post here where you found the prompt would be appreciated but isn’t necessary.)

Oh, and this isn’t a contest or anything.  It’s just a (hopefully) fun thing for all concerned.

And, hey, if it inspires more than 500 or so words, run with it!

(This week’s prompt may need a bit of an explanation. I’ve been playing a very addictive game called GardenScape and sometimes your task is to find a certain number of gnomes. I got stuck on a level because I couldn’t get them all found before I ran out of moves and lives, then I hit a level where I got all the gnomes but something else was giving me problems. It really has nothing to do with a certain dwarf’s phobia — even if said certain dwarf is my favorite brother of my favorite dwarf.)


This week’s prompt:

For once it wasn’t the gnomes that were the problem.

And, as always, I’d love to see what you come up with!




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3 responses to “Wednesday Words #185 (7/11/2018)

  1. Garnet: GAAHH!!

    Quartz: Calm down! She said this has nothing to do with your fear of gnomes!

    Garnet: A Gardenscape filled with gnomes…(shudders) That means they’re…garden gnomes! (shudders some more)

    Quartz: (sighs) No wonder you keep pulling at your beard. You’ll have Opal pulling at his beard too if you keep up these flights of fear, ah, stones and blocks, now I’m talking like the scribbler! Look, she said the gnomes are not the problem! (looks around uneasily) It’s possibly kobolds, Paula m’dear, watch out for them. They’re trouble…

    Nimmie Not: (heaving a sigh) I’m so unappreciated…

    Ahem, thanks for the inspiration, Paula! :)

  2. Pingback: It’s Not the Gnomes; It’s the Dragons – magnoliajem

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