Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

Flash month is going great. Here’s another rough cut. I didn’t quite get where I wanted with this but it might be okay after editing. The East Balcony On day forty-seven of my sabbatical, someone slipped a folded note under my door. Meet me on the east balcony at sunrise. I’ll bring mimosas.  I could …

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I wrote this for a quick turn around contest. Story had to be 1000 words and feature both an animal sanctuary and a paddle board. Paddling Poachers Ash leaped over gate B and landed in a pile of manure. She slipped to one knee and the brown muck squelched up over her thigh. “For the …

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Yesterday’s Flash-Mo prompt was to give yourself an award and write an acceptance speech. I decided to give the award to someone else instead. Cat of the Year The curtains part and the crowd goes silent. Anticipation grows until the whole room practically thrums. Music plays, softly at first but building to a crescendo and …

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Yesterday’s flash prompt from Nancy Stohlman was fun. Restrictive, but fun. Ten sentences of ten words each. To make it even more challenging, my wife and I gave ourselves ten minutes to write it. Here’s mine. Ten sentences of ten words each, no more or less. Her arms crossed, face closed, with nothing else to …

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Last week’s Flash-mo picture didn’t inspire us, so my wife went searching for something else and came up with this fantastic painting by Frida Kahlo. We both wrote very different stories based on the picture. Here’s the first draft of mine. I know it still has a couple tense issues but I’m focusing this month …

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