Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #44

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Pixabay.com.A4B4A03D-59EA-4154-8820-D1B65158F55DFor the visually challenged, the image shows a large, leafless tree in the foreground and man and a dog standing in the distance, barely visible through the dense fog.

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Counterculture Art

SurrealOdd,” Errol said, as he pondered the painting. “It’s a big zero. It makes me feel totally empty.”

“But you’re suppose to be this world famous art critic,” Marianne said. “Are you saying this piece does nothing for you?”

“Yes that’s what I’m saying — it does nothing for me but inflict a lot of artistic angst,” Errol said. “It lacks subtlety, it’s in your face, literally.”

“But aren’t you intrigued by its surreal nature?” Marianne asked. “Don’t you find it in any way bounteous in form or function?”

“I do enjoy your naïveté,” Errol said. “Please tell me what it is that you find intriguing about this painting.”

“To me, it is fascinating, in that it has an almost tropical feel to it,” Marianne said. “And, there is something mesmerizing ….”

Marianne’s observations about the painting were interrupted by a commotion at the entrance to the gallery. A nattily dressed black man walked up to Errol and Marianne. He stood nose-to-nose in front of Errol. “I am Victor and I understand you’re not fond of my work of art. I call it ‘EMO Kid.’ You are clearly too old and too out of touch to be an art critic if you have no appreciation for the new, American counterculture.”


Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Di at Pensitivity101, where the three things are “odd,” “enjoy,” and “tell.” Also for today’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (ponder), Word of the Day Challenge (zero), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (inflict), Your Daily Word Prompt (bounteous), Daily Addictions (tropical), and The Daily Spur (entrance).

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #43

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Today I’m giving you the choice of two images. The first image is from Devanath at Pixabay.com.BBEF94C3-8875-4F6C-8FE8-85DC74C56E12For the visually challenged, the image shows four horsemen dressed in armor riding across a valley toward a mountain range in the setting sun.

The second image is one I happened across on Flickr and it intrigued me. I’m not sure I can even begin to describe it other than to say it’s rather bizarre and surreal. But here it is:49276C8D-6263-4ED5-9B15-371A5F48D0E9If either of these pictures inspire you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #42

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from mirceaianc at Pixabay.com.street musiciansFor the visually challenged, the image shows two street musicians, one playing a guitar and the other playing a violin.

If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #41

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Andrew Neel at Pexels.com.DF7054B5-FFC3-4D5C-9123-06AA5BC527C9For the visually challenged, the image shows an unmade bed in what may be a hotel room. There’s a laptop, a camera, and some other items on laid out on the bed.

If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

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