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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

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All over the web you can find writing prompts and challenges. I used many as I was building the 13 TO LIFE series and although I don't use as many now, I still enjoy finding something different to try.

Right now spring is finally showing itself in upstate New York, flowers are blooming, and the air is sweet and warm (most days!). So, in answer to last week's Flash Fiction challenge at The Daily Post (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/flash-fiction/ ) here is my little flash of fiction. I hope you like it--and if you don't... Well, it'll be over in a second.



I see them, little lions' heads, bobbing bright as noon--a late season burst of yellow blossoms where before was only a nest of fluffy wishes waiting to be made among nodding heads of tonsured monks in miniature. Toothy leaves wave, inviting me to bring my basket, and I dream of wine, of jam and jelly, of blooms fried in thin batter, the soft and sunny taste already warm as summer on my lips. But they leap into the air and take flight--fifty golden birds reaching for the clouds with snapping wings--and I remember Gold Finches thrive here, too.

 

~Shannon Delany

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2014 13:04 )  

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