Fandango’s Flash Fiction – Technological Assist

Fandango has posted a photo off the internet. He asks us to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The photograph below is from abi ismail at

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a man and a woman sitting next to each other at a counter inside a coffee shop. He’s engrossed with something on his smartphone and she is working on her Apple laptop computer.

Dad, we must get this finished. I Googled and found the funeral parlor I want to use. I’ve ordered the flowers from that excellent website Urban Stems. I found a flautist with great yelp reviews. I did a Zoom call with the minister. He is OK with live streaming the services. You have the key to the safe deposit box.  I made an online appointment with the bank so we can get the will. Sorry dad, but you need to finish texting all the relatives and let them know mom passed away. 

My Beautiful Hair – FFFC

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge is hosted by Fandango. He provides us with an image to create a blog post about.

The photograph below is from Anita Creations at
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a woman with a pensive expression on her face as she sits upon a large, mossy rock deep inside a forest.

The last thing I remember, was when my wicked stepmother told me to shampoo my hair thoroughly. She screamed at me, repeatedly telling me how dirty it was. I don’t remember why it was so important to her. As I stepped out of the shower everything became hazy. I dropped to my bed unable to keep my balance.

The next thing I knew, I was alone here in the forest. I am neither frightened nor lonely. For some reason I am compelled to breath in the aroma of my hair. Each time I take a whiff of my golden locks, I am transported to a serene reality where nothing matters. Nothing matters. Nothing matters.


OMG I Can’t Believe It

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge is prompted by a  photo he finds on the internet.

The photograph below is from GaudiLab at

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a man sitting at a table looking at the screen of his laptop with a shocked expression on his face.

They had been emailing back and forth for three months now. Both agreed not to Google each other. He planned on driving the 1500 miles on the weekend to finally meet her in person. His curiosity got the best of him though. He just had to look up her name to see the truth about her.

The Sales Pitch

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a group of people standing at the end of mountain trail looking out at a scenic view of a lake and other mountains.

Didn’t I tell you this would be the perfect place to build our condos? If we build on the top of each hillside, we can guarantee 3600 views. I think we can make each round building at least ten stories high. We can offer para sailing, water rafting, kayaking, and sailing. I can see it now. We’ll have a helicopter pad on that semi-flat area of land. It will be so exclusive only multimillionaires will be able to apply to live here. Whoever said that greasing the palms of government officials couldn’t get you whatever you wanted, just didn’t have enough dough to be in the game.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #157


Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #154

Deb @ Nope, Not Pam. provided today’s photo prompt for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The photo shows a man walking on a paved path at a park holding a snake that is draped over his shoulders.

Those darn overprivileged movie stars. It’s not enough that they get their own tram to visit all the enclosures. It’s not enough that they requested wine and caviar as their mid trip snack. But this, this is just ridiculous. They want to pet a snake while I feed it it’s daily mouse.