I stumbled across something new today that really excited me!
Carrot Ranch Literary Community does a challenge called Flash Fiction Challenge. They provide a writing prompt/question and you are given a certain amount of words to respond.
As much as I love to write, I thought this would be a great activity to try and may even become a regular hobby! Below you will find my response, but I would love to see yours. Play along and post your response in the comments!
The Prompt, given on September 12th, was this:
“In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the greatest gift. Answer it as if it were a question, or show what it could be. Go where the prompt leads you!”
So here we go:
The Gift of Peace
The greatest gift I ever received was unplanned.
It was given with no wrapping or bows, for no holiday or occasion, but because of a story.
When I was a child, we had an angel tree-topper with large, beautiful wings and two lights in her hands.
When the lights were turned down, her wings shadowed over the entire ceiling.
Late at night, I’d lay under her shadow.
Feeling at peace and safe, something I didn’t always feel then.
As an adult, I told my mother this story.
She took that angel off the tree.
And gave her to me.