Flash Fiction: “Um…that’s Fake!”


Have to be honest, I struggle with word count limits!

Some writers really excel at crafting rich, meaningful flash fiction stories.

Check out this author I follow: joanne the geek. I’m always inspired by their ability to convey so much with so few words.

Well…practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. My goal this year is to enter writing contests requiring entries with 500 words or less.

Read my first contest entry below!


75 word (YES! ONLY 75 WORDS!) writing contest. The Prompt/Theme: Fake

My Name Is Actually Gill

Draca the Spider, weakened by age, ruled behind illusion and fabrications.

Pratt, ever an enterprising thief, sought to expand his operations.

Draca handed his bodyguard a potion.

“Assume my form. Eliminate this upstart!”

Infiltrating Pratt’s chambers, the swordsman surprised the man. Outmatched, Pratt fell for his opponent’s feint, exposing a flank.

“Pratt, disband your guild. Flee before the Spider decides to sting!”

“Ha! I only play at being Pratt while he visits the real Spider!”


Check out Chronicles Science Fiction & Fantasy Community for information on future flash fiction writing contests.

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