Just a Little Punch
“It’s missing something,” Walt stated and dropped the sheaf of papers onto the desktop. “I don’t know what it is, but I know it isn’t there. Don’t plan on going anywhere until you figure it out.” He disappeared around the partition as quickly as he’d arrived. Continue reading “Tale Number Nine – Just a Little Punch”
The Village Idiot
prompt: the village idiot
“He had a name for all of us, remember? Ramona was always his Lily of the Field.”
Rob pushed aside his paper plate and swallowed the last of his lemonade. Continue reading “Tale Number Seven – “The Village Idiot””
Six tales told, nine hundred ninety-five ahead! I’d love to hear your thoughts and even suggestions for future stories. Just leave a comment. Thanks for reading!
Moon Rise on Gamma Nine
“If we don’t deal with the increase in magnetronic isotopes, it won’t matter if you get that engine running. We’ll all be crispy fried, anyway.” Continue reading “Tale Number Six – “Moon Rise on Gamma Nine””
prompt: turning wheel
It never failed. Whenever he turned up The Wheel card, he felt an immediate rush of excitement, a burst of energy born of happy expectation. Continue reading “Tale Number Five – The Wheel”
prompt: see postscript
“I can’t decide. I love the color but I’m not so sure about the heel.”
Grace rolled her eyes but said nothing. Continue reading “Tale Number Four – Going Strapless”
Trouble Always Finds Us
He was just a little thing when he came to us. All paws and ears and lolloping tongue. Continue reading “Tale Number Three – Trouble Always Finds Us”
prompt: fire (I’ll bet you couldn’t guess that one, now could you? *wink*) Continue reading “Tale Number Two – Fire”
Hi there! Since this is the very first story in The Scheherazade Project, please bear with me while I handle a couple of details.
If there was a specific prompt for any given story, I’ll tell you what it was. This might be a sentence, a phrase, a few words, or a single word. If you’d like to suggest prompts for new stories, please do! Click on “Comment” in the menu at the top of the page and send me a note.
These stories are the style known as “flash fiction,” “short-shorts,” or even “microfiction” (though, those tend to be VERY short), depending on who is defining it. They’re meant to be like a snapshot rather than the whole photo album. This gives you the chance to fill in the past and future of the story in your own way. I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please comment on the story posts.
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prompt: knock Continue reading “Tale Number One – The Knock”
Welcome to The Scheherazade Project!
Scheherazade spun a fanciful new tale each night to amuse the sultan and save her neck. Clearly, the sultan was a fan of a good story. Who isn’t? The trouble is, we don’t always have as much time for stories as we’d like.
The stories here are the style known as “flash fiction,” “short-shorts,” or even “microfiction” (though, those tend to be VERY short), depending on who is defining it. They’re meant to be like a snapshot rather than the whole photo album. This gives you the chance to fill in the past and future of the story in your own way. Often, you will notice a note about the “prompt” for the story. This might be a word, phrase, or sentence which inspired the story. It may or may not actually appear in the story. Sometimes, the prompts are challenges given to me by friends and readers. Other times, they are simply ideas that occurred to me. If you have thoughts, questions, or would like to challenge me with a prompt, I’d love to hear from you!
Read on, and I will be your Scheherazade, here to tell you small tales you can enjoy on your break, at lunch, or on the bus or train – stories that fit into your day.