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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 68: HOWDY, PARTNER — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story set in the Old West that included the following words: Wagon, dog, campfire, river, and rainstorm.

  1. Mike Young shares Evening the Score

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 68: HOWDY, PARTNER

Red curtain

It’s time once again to head ‘em up and move ‘em out. You had a powerful good time at the hoedown last night, and you’ve just finished wetting your whistle at the local saloon. The herd is getting restless, and you’re anxious to saddle up and hit the trail.

Prompt: Write a story set in the Old West that includes the following words: Wagon, dog, campfire, river, and rainstorm

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt. This begins our countdown to the final prompt for this year, and for F3. Our final prompt will be for Week 70. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our writers for sharing your work, and thank you to all our readers for your support and feedback.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 55: HAPPY TRAILS — THE STORIES

Red curtain

The prompt this week was to write a story set in the Old West that included the following words: Stagecoach, outlaw, bank, railroad, and cabin.

Let’s travel back in time with our writers to the days of cowboys and cattle drives.

  1. Joyce Juzwik confirms it was For the Principle

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 55: HAPPY TRAILS

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It’s time to saddle up and ride those trails once again. During the 1800’s, there were many exciting things happening in this country. Many people were mining for gold and silver, Frank and Jesse James were robbing banks, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway joined Atchison and Topeka, Kansas with Santa Fe, New Mexico, and guns were blazing at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

This week, let us ride along with you as you journey back in time.

Prompt: Write a story set in the Old West, and include the following words: Stagecoach, outlaw, bank, railroad, and cabin

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 21: THE WILD WEST BECKONS — THE STORIES

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Welcome, Pardner. Our prompt this week was to write a story using the Old West as our setting. Why don’t you mosey on over to the fire, sit a spell, and check out the tales our writers have for us this week.

  1. Seb Duper tells us all about when Silver Dollar Returns
  2. Joyce Juzwik has us wantin’ to meet Big Blue

We’d be much obliged if you’d take a minute to head over to our writers’ blogs/websites and let them know if you fancy their stories. Till next time, Happy Trails!

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 21: THE WILD WEST BECKONS

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It was a time of cowboys, gunslingers, saloons, outlaws, and cattle drives. History also includes mention of the infamous Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, Tombstone, and the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Films and novels glamorize certain individuals and events for purposes of entertainment, but in reality, life was very hard during that time. Stagecoach travel was troublesome, not only because of the terrain and absence of comfort on long trips, but also because, since they carried goods as well as travelers, they frequently were prey for robbers. Law enforcement consisted of Sheriffs and their Deputies, but with no 911 services and large areas under their jurisdiction, keeping crime at bay was quite a challenge.

Despite all the hardships, there was also a great deal of progress. During the mid- to late-1800s, Wells Fargo Company was founded to provide banking services in California, the Pony Express completed its first Eastbound and Westbound deliveries, and last, but certainly not least, Levi Straus opened a store in San Francisco that supplied goods and clothing to Gold Rush Miners. No one can say that wasn’t a step in the right direction!

This week, let’s take a look back at that period of history.

Prompt: Share with us a story set in the Old West

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.