July 25: Flash Fiction Challenge

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Lost and Found

For one day, he wished he could hear that familiar voice again.

The voice he knew so well, the deep baritone which aged into higher pitch over the years. By the time he married, his father’s voice had thinned out.

Death robbed him of his father’s voice; fire robbed him a second time as it swallowed everything.

He stood in front of what was left behind, himself and his wife included.

“Oh boy, what happened?” that laughing voice sounded out.

He thought he was seven again; his wife had saved the audio recording of his father’s voice.

He cried.

(99 words)


Sometimes, the simplest things in life are capable of making you cry.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

July 25, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase “for one day.” The words single out a special occurrence. What is the emotion and vibe, where does it take place and why? Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by July 30, 2019. Use the comment section below to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.

Prompt: July 25: Flash Fiction Challenge

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20 thoughts on “July 25: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. I liked it too and dove in to learn about the challenge and Carrot Ranch. I’m confused about where I should submit, they have a form on their site…or do I submit on my own blog and link back to theirs or yours?

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    • Oh, you can always leave a pingback or a comment to The Carrot Ranch. If you are ok with them publishing your story (sort of like round up, except they publish the story in full and link back to your post), you can use the form. For me, I just pingback to the post, then copy and paste my story into the form. Hope to see your story! 🙂

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  2. Pingback: For One Day « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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