Tag Archives: 99 words

New Way of Talking

This week, Charli Mills challenged us to consider a world without ice. 99 words, no more, no less. Check out her Carrot Ranch blog and if you can’t join in the fun this week, you can when you are ready!  Carrot Ranch Literary Community

A world without ice, how could that happen? What would cats do, with no rodents to chase? And think of everyone stressing out because they’d have to nail it the first time, because they can’t repeat anything.

We’d have nothing to toss at weddings AND Chinese food would be pretty darn boring.

Some might like it, because they could just be mean and never have to change.

Where fewer words normally worked, you’d have to say, “How much does that cost?”

With all the sage wisdom I have accumulated over the years; a world without ice, would be, cold.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Oh Tannenbaum

My response to the Carrot Ranch call for entries for 99 word Flash Fiction pieces about a tree. Thank you, Charli Mills, for this fun challenge. Join in the fun at:

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The local radio station announced they were reviving a time-honored tradition for the holidays. The Carol Tree would “dance” to the music and all were invited to gather around to witness the jolly sight.

She had never heard of such a thing but needed to be there. It did not disappoint! Bright colored strings of holiday lights were blinking in time to the rock and roll oldies pumped through the speakers at the base of the stately pine tree. Oh, so much fun and it was difficult to know who had a better time, the people or the tree.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Made for Walking

In response to this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge to write a story of 99 words, featuring BOOTS!  

The link is below my story. Head on over to the Carrot Ranch and share!  

Every year, her father and brother ventured up north to scout for the best spot for deer hunting season. This year, she was going along.

Of course, this would include tramping through possibly muddy areas in the cold Upper Peninsula but that just meant having proper gear. BOOTS! The very word, made her shiver with delight as she owned at least 30 pair. But her mud wallowing boots needed to be replaced.

This was a double dream come true for she’d get to buy new boots and the first place she’d wear them was Escanaba! What a lucky gal.

https://carrotranch.com/2018/01/19/january-18-flash-fiction-challenge/