Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button).


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt!

By Neel Anil Panicker

 ‘Oh! these oldies,’ Alia mouthed to herself, exasperated to the core.

It was just an hour ago when she had faced defeat at the hands of her mother.

“No ways. No ways will I allow my only child to drive down to town on her own. Besides, you go mad behind the wheels, you know”.

She knew better than to argue with that.

Only last week she had rammed Dad’s peach red Dzire straight into the neighbour’s walls. An error of judgement, she surmised.

Only that it dented the family fortune by twenty grands.

Add to that the near non-stop sermonizing juggernaut that followed about the vices of allowing greenhorns freedom excess of what they deserve.

“You could take the tram, instead.”

‘What? Tram? Give me a break mom. Trams are so passé, you know,’ Alia protested.

“Not if you are looking for love. Ask Dad if you don’t believe me.”

©neelanilpanciker2017 #FFfAW #150 words #fiction #shortstory

18 thoughts on “neelwrites/FFfAW/streetcarnameddesrire/shortstory/150words/30/05/2017

  1. Hahaha, nice last lines!! Well done Neel 🙂

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  2. That was sweet of you. Thanks a lot, Kitty.


  3. Moon

    I really liked the dialogues here. Very nice story .You are a very versatile writer, Neel.

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    1. I keep working on my craft. Some times it works, more often it doesn’t. I feel glad when readers find it to their liking. It was very kind of you to say such nice words. I really do appreciate it. Moon. Thanks a lot.

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      1. Moon

        I have enjoyed most of your stories. In fact , I can’t come up with one that I didn’t enjoy. It’s a pleasure reading your work . I wish you all the very with your writing .😊

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  4. LOL! Mom has a romantic story to tell! Loved the story Neel and especially the ending!

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    1. Yes. Moms do have romantic stories to tell. Thanks a lot for the appreciation, PJ.

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  5. Love on the tram, the opposite of my effort this week! Nice one Neel.

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    1. Yes, i read yours. I guess we are on opposite sides of the spectrum on this one.
      Thanks for the appreciation, Lain.

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  6. Loved this, Neel, but I always like your stuff. You are an excellent writer.

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    1. It is very sweet of you to say this. I keep trying to improve myself. I am happy my effort is being appreciated. Thanks a lot, Rose.


  7. Being truthful not sweet! Neel, have you ever checked out a writer named Chuck Wendig? He’s from the UK, successful novelist and he’s here on WordPress. His genre is horror, but he runs flash fiction challenges and does some teaching regarding writing. I think you’d enjoy him. He’s…..well….funny as hell and…well…just check him out! He’s at He almost gets thrown off all the time due to language but he is hilarious, smart, a good teacher of writing. I love him!

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    1. I certainly will, Rose. Would like to be on email with you f it’s OK, Rose.


  8. Great dialogue. Loved them.

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