The Way Through (micro fiction)

Fantasy Forest by renanrdgs

The Way Through

Passage through the forest was viable she had been informed, but the forest itself was inhabited by elves who shot humans on sight, apparently. Nevertheless, she plunged into the forest while making as little noise as possible.

“Human!’ A voice said from the treetops. “What are you doing here?”

“Just passing through.” She replied nervously.

“Keep moving!” The voice commanded. She moved as fast as she could. When she eventually came back out into the sunlight, she reckoned she heard laughter behind her.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 82 + prompt

This was written with the prompt viable provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #278.

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Stuck in the Mud (flash fiction)

Stuck in the Mud

Jess got out of the tractor. Due to an excessive amount of rain the south field had turned into a swamp. Her tractor was mired, the tires caked with mud. She sighed. Already she had tried for several hours to get the tractor moving again, but to no avail. Cindy had gone to Faerie to meet the Elven Queen. She had been gone a couple of days now. Jess hated it when Cindy wasn’t here. The farm never felt right without her. Jess decided to walk back to the homestead and figure out what to do over some coffee.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt mud on the tires provided by the Carrot Ranch September 19 Story Challenge.

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No Deal (micro fiction)

No Deal

“You reneged on our agreement, so I’m afraid we can no longer do business together.” She informed him.

“We never had an agreement since we never pinky sweared on it.” He told her.

“Pinky sweared? We’re adults. Adults don’t close agreements with a pinky swear.” She replied incredulously.

“Says you!”

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 49 + prompt

This was written with the prompt renege provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #277.

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Late Night Incident (micro fiction)

Late Night Incident

Sara knocked on my door late one evening. There were bruises on her face and a nasty cut on her arm, which I quickly bandaged before taking her to the hospital and contacting the police. Why this beautiful woman was living with such a violent man I couldn’t fathom. If she had been into women, I would have gladly lived with her.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 61 + prompt

This was written with the word prompt bandage provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #276.

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The Hustle (flash fiction)

The Hustle

So we found two marks. They were a couple of successful businessmen. We pretended to be investment brokers who had discovered a way to get speedy returns. They were suspicious of us at first, but we convinced them to invest a small amount of money which we gave back to them shortly afterwards with some of our own.. Satisfied, they then gave us a couple of million in briefcases to invest, which we then ran off with. It was all going swimmingly until we were suddenly surrounded by cops. It turned out our marks were undercover policeman all along.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt swimmingly provided by the Carrot Ranch September 5 Story Challenge.

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Blog Update

A few days ago I added the Articles page to Joanne the Geek. Over the last week I then added all the remaining articles, poems, flash fiction, and longer fiction to their relevant pages that hadn’t yet been added. I’m a bit crap at drawing straight lines with a mouse, so I apologise for the squiggly lines. Aside from a couple of articles and short stories which I haven’t included due to quality issues, all my blog posts are now accessible via these pages, aside from the serial fiction narratives of My Life in Darkness and The Sky-Pirates of Durn which have now been compiled and edited into novels. I’m still not sure what to do with either of these serialisations on the blog. I might delete them, keep them up for people to find, or add a Serialised Fiction page and add these posts to it. If you still want them to be available on this blog let me know.

It was nice to read some of my older flash fiction posts that were written almost four years ago now. I haven’t seen many of them for some time, but if I ever have the opportunity I sure would like to get the chance to edit a few of them…

Have a nice day everyone! 😎

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The Flying Monster (micro fiction)

Tropegnathus by Peter Minister

The Flying Monster

“It appears avian in nature.” He stated

“Because it has wings?”

“Well…” Unexpectedly he was grabbed by the creature. I helplessly watched as some winged monster flew away with him.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 29 + prompt

It seems many have missed my previous post The Red Convertible. You can see it here.

This was written with the prompt avian provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #275.

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The Red Convertible (flash fiction)

The Red Convertible

Once the divorce happened I let her keep virtually everything. She could have the house and all the things in it as far as I was concerned. It was mostly hers anyway. My lawyer thought I was crazy letting her get way too much. They said I was going to regret it, but the truth was I was happy, as I got the red convertible. The only thing I actually wanted.

When all was settled, I got in my convertible and drove off leaving everything behind me. I drove on until I found some place new to begin again.

Joanne Fisher

Word cont: 99

This was written with the prompt red convertible provided by the Carrot Ranch August 28 Story Challenge.

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A Night at the Opera (flash fiction)

Art by Victoria Francés

A Night at the Opera

“It’s the opera tonight isn’t it?” Sylvia asked.

“Yes indeed my love.” Katherine confirmed.

“Which one?”

“Don Giovanni.” Katherine informed her.

“Ah, Mozart! I knew Mozart you know.” Katherine rolled her eyes at Sylvia’s remark.

“You knew everyone.”

Both of them wore long black dresses to the opera house. Once they were seated in their own box, Katherine brought out a flask and poured some blood into two glasses. They toasted the evening and drank.

“Drat, I hoped this would be warmer.” Sylvia remarked.

“Well during the break we can always get some more.” Katherine suggested.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 95 + prompt

This was written with the prompt opera provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #274.

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Shamed: A Young Jess and Cindy Story (flash fiction)

Shamed: A Young Jess and Cindy Story

“Cindy got caught kissing another girl in school!” Stephen suddenly blurted out at the breakfast table. “It was Jess she was kissing.” Cindy’s father shot an angry look at her.

“Is this true?” Cindy’s mother asked. Cindy’s face had gone a bright red.

“Of course not!” Cindy lied. Her no good brother had tried to shame her.

“Homosexuals burn in Hell.” Her father stated. “No child of mine is going to choose to be gay.” Cindy ran from the table and hid in her bedroom. She knew her parents would never understand.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt shame provided by the Carrot Ranch August 22 Story Challenge.

This is yet another Young Jess and Cindy story that takes place before Cindy was thrown out of her home and went to live with her grandmother. This is the first time I’ve directly had her brother and her parents in a story, as before this they’ve only been mentioned.

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