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One Hundred Word Stories

Hello, people!

Today I thought I would start a new kind of series here on my blog. Not sure what the name will be. Maybe you can help me with that. On Tuesdays, I thought of writing 100-word stories.

I used to do something similarΒ a few years ago where I’d write a hundred word stories from a picture prompt. It’s not as easy as it sounds. I thought, why limit myself to just picture prompts? Why not go for word prompts or subject prompts? Or as I did last week and took a random first line and added to it.

I had forgotten how much fun those flash fiction stories were to write. It also helps hone my writing skills. So I would say it’s a win-win situation. Of course, any of you are welcome to write along with me. If not write, then read and give feedback. It all helps.

Today I’m going to write about a random subject. There are all sorts of word/sentence/etc generators out there. It’s fun and educational! Let’s get started……..

The random subject the generator came up with is:Β Write about someone who irritates you.




*The Loudmouth (99 words)


Everyone in the bar heard him. Drunk as usual.

“My siblings have no respect! I’m the oldest, they should listen to me!”

A few customers moved down the bar, hoping he’d get the hint and shut up. They’d all heard it before, many times the last few weeks.

“My parents loved me more than those morons. They did!” He argued with imaginary foes. “They left everything to me. Those idiots will find out soon enough.”


“Mr. Stevens, your parents will is quite clear…your siblings get the majority of your parent’s estate. They left you ten dollars.” The lawyer stated.





*(Yes, this is based on someone I know)






Do you have any ideas what to call my new blog series of flash fiction? I’m open to ideas. Thanks!








40 thoughts on “One Hundred Word Stories

  1. Gotta brainstorm the name for this series…

    I remember being told by my lawyer at the time that it is best to leave a nominal amount of money to the “dear” family members than nothing; nothing is too easy to appeal vs. what you think they are really worth. :/

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      1. My mother is currently at… hmm, not an outright war but close to it with her siblings over property my grandfather left after his passing. It hasn’t been pretty. 😦

        I would imagine your other story would be similar. Sometimes family is depressing. 😦


  2. I’ll write something later, it’s early here, how about:
    Stories to make a point about
    Things that get up my nose
    Now that feels better
    Flash Fiction for the thinking person

    Just sayin’


    1. LOL you would think of that….but….you are right. It doesn’t take much for him to get drunk, so yeah, ten buck should do it.


      1. I might…though I’m not sure I can describe an irritating person in a mere 100 words–haha! Might have to wait for your next prompt πŸ™‚


          1. Posts at 10pm on west coast–you convinced me! πŸ™‚ By the way, I was interested to read that you’d been a Texan–my dear cousin lives in Cypress, and I lived in both Houston and Dallas for brief terms πŸ™‚


          2. I look forward to reading it. πŸ™‚ Yes, I lived in Texas for over 20 yrs. Mostly Ft. Worth-Lake Worth area. I do know where Cypress is though. Where are you now?


          3. I’m just north of Seattle now–more moderate climate, hallelujah! (I also lived in Minn for 9 years, so I’m DONE with extremes, please Lord!)


          4. I was raised in Wisconsin, yeah I know about extremes. ha! Now I’m in Canada. I’m a sucker for extremes I guess. πŸ˜‰


  3. “Go buy yourself something pretty.”
    That’s from a movie, I think. πŸ˜€
    I might try to do this, I really should do some fiction.


  4. Tuesday Teasers?? Like the way the story ended. My mom asked everyone what they wanted. She told me, I made it happen. I got the house, the mortgage and the headache till I finally sold it. Right next door and a crap load of extra work. Tried renting it to the stepdaughter. You can imagine how that turned out. I started drinking more then too. πŸ™‚


    1. Tuesday Teasers is not bad. Will keep that in mind. πŸ™‚ Never rent, loan money or work with relatives. That’s my motto after having done all 3 and got burnt each time. LOL Hope you are doing well, Marlene. Big hugs.

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