Short Stories · What's on my Mind

A Prompt

I thought I would try something different today. My site has had a surge of new followers recently, and I feel that I am at the stage where I can try this without completely tanking.


Get your creative juices because it is time to have a little fun.


The rules are simply. The image below is a prompt for a short story. I’m talking Min 100 words – Max 500 words.

If you are interested, leave a comment to let me know you are working on something, and then email me the finished article at a.laybourne[at] with the subject being August Prompt – [name] and [title].

I will read all of the entires I get, and depending on how many come back to me, will post the top three on my site at the end of the month.

The deadline is 25th August. There are no prizes up for grabs, other than the wonderful pieces of fiction I am sure you will create. It doesn’t have to be horror. Any genre is fine with me.

Right, here we go….


5 thoughts on “A Prompt

  1. Hi Alex,

    I always find prompts really useful for flash fictions, whether it be memories, little things I’ve seen going about my day, songs, or photographs like this one. I immediately had an idea for the photo you’ve chosen, so count me in!


      1. lol – I’ve managed to come up with 250 on the Indies Unlimited site but I feel your prompt deserves something a little more lyrical.

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