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Storybook Corner Prompt – April 2015

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Welcome to Storybook Corner, a monthly flash fiction prompt held on the 21st of each and every month. This post will give you this month’s prompt.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story based on the prompt below.

The goal is to end up with a story with a beginning, middle, and end that falls anywhere between 100 and 250 words in length.

Make every word count, but don’t fret too much if you can’t hit the word count. Sometimes stories refuse to be constrained. Sometimes those are the only stories worth telling.

Try to read as many of the other stories as you can in the time you have available. We all work hard on our stories and like to share our work with as many readers as possible.

This month’s prompt will be the following image:

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Share your links in the comments section here or on my story page when it’s posted and the other stories you read.

Happy writing, minions.


Single Mother

She stood on the crest of the hill; watched the children playing in the valley below near the long unused logging road. It’d been six years since she’d seen a truck traverse that old road; six years since John’s accident. It was mostly overgrown with weeds now, barely noticeable as a road at all.

Life without John–life as a single mother–was hard. All too often there wasn’t enough food to feed both children and herself so she’d go without.

With tears in her eyes she nudged the pile of precariously stacked boulders over the edge.

“Goodbye, my sweets.”