May FFC: Disguises, “The Russian Jades, Chapter 2” (908 Words)

This story continues one I wrote for the March FADness competition, for the prompt, "Green." Enjoy!“Kenning,” the Captain’s voice sounded from his office, startling Lieutenant William Bissel. He poked his head in the doorway and watch the Captain’s face darken with anger. Kenning looked up and stared balefully at Bissel. “Send it over. Now.” He slammed the receiver onto the cradle without breaking...
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FFC Story for 04/15/2008, Continuation: Elements, “Water” (944 Words)

ElementaryChapter Three: WaterFionula ran the water into the kettle, the filter making a soft high-pitched whine as it worked. It was an extra unit she’d had from her last apartment and she’d given it to Kirby for his new place.“Hey,” Kirby greeted, wandering into the kitchen and sitting down on one of the only chairs that didn’t have boxes or packing material stacked on it.“Hi there. How ‘ya feel...
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FFC Story for 04/15/2008, Continuation: Elements, “Fire” (926 Words)

ElementaryChapter TwoKirby lit the wooden match and held it under the tinder he’d arranged in the fire circle. The stones were blackened with soot and the white marks of ash. His campsite was behind him, the tent battered but homey. Nearly gray now, it was once an autumnal pumpkin color. It had faded.Like her love.He scraped an angry hand across his cheeks, dismissing tears that leaked out. It fig...
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FFC Story for 04/15/2008: “Elementary” (617 Words)

This story is my entry for the April Flash Fiction Carnival. The theme is "The Elements." I hope you enjoy!ElementaryChapter One(Since the prompt suggested either one story or four, I've written more than one. The first element, Air, is 617 words. The others come in later chapters with associated word counts. Please feel free to visit one or all.)Greta waved the light smoke away from her face a...
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April FFC Prompt Due 04/15/2008!

Here is the newest Flash Fiction Carnival Prompt, due 04/15/2008:THE ELEMENTS: Earth, Water, Fire, AirUse them all or only use one. You can even do one flash per element and submit each one on its own. However you are inspired is what you need to do.[They] chose this theme because of all the weird weather that comes with Spring.
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FFC Story for 03/21/2008, Spring: “Spring” (997 Words)

This story is my entry for the Spring Theme Carnival. The theme is "Spring." I hope you enjoy!SpringWinter stayed late the year Tia Maria died, as though the mountains themselves mourned her passing, and the wind and sky also. They say she died without an heir and that the People will suffer, but I don’t believe them. I know better. Little Ana was born that frozen night when Tia Maria breathed her...
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FFC Story for 03/12/2008, Letters and Numbers: Untitled (1,000 Words)

This story is my entry for the March Flash Fiction Carnival. The theme is "Letters/Numerals." I hope you enjoy!======================================“How abecedarian,” Marjorie jeered. “You always pick the basic elements, Malcolm.”“Shut up,” Malcolm snapped, repeating ‘alpha, beta, gamma, delta,’ under his breath.“Why do you want to know the Greek alphabet anyway?” she demanded, tossing her mane o...
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FFC Prompt Due 2008-03-21

Wow! March is the MONTH! Flash prompts are coming out of every crack in the sidewalk! Yay!Here's the newest Flash Fiction Carnival Prompt, due 03/21/2008:Here are a few Spring Holiday Themes to get you thinking:Vernal (Spring) EquinoxSpring BreakSt Patrick's DayEasterOf course, you may have other holidays you're celebrating this month or the changing of the season might be inspiring you to write s...
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Flash Fiction Carnival

The FFC Theme for March is alphabet/numerals. 1,000 word limit. By letters, they mean alphabet letters. This can take you anywhere you can imagine and follow any genre. The numbers can be numerals of any flavor. Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, Mayan ones. Or even some system you create yourself.Go here for more information. Due 12:00 P.M. EST on 03/12/2008.
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