Trouble in the Playground

This week's prompt from Flash Fiction Friday was to write about time travel, and its consequences. 

As much as I’d like most of where I am today, a part of me wonders about the possibility of going back and telling my younger self to do or not to do something. Minute changes in the past flapping butterfly wings to the future like a deadly tsunami.

This week I want you to write a story where time travel is your MacGuffin. Explain how you envision time travel and its consequences in your story.

Prompt: Write a story about someone time traveling, describe as best as your narrator can, whether he’s a common man or a brilliant scientist, the experience.
Word Limit: 1,600
Genre: Sci-Fi with a mash of whatever you like.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET


Here's my story. Not so much about time travel itself, more about some consequences. Came is an about 700 words.

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Little Bones

 This weeks challenge from Flash Fiction Friday was to write about bones. Here's the prompt -

Recently, I found six turkey wishbones in my basement … all dated. Now, these are artifacts left behind by the former owners of the house, I assume they were collected by the husband, Speedy, who was a sentimental handyman of the highest order. The only thing I could think of was why keep these? Why not wish on them instead? What makes these keepsakes? And ew.

So now I’m going to ask you.

Prompt: Write a story about someone finding bones in a mundane place and their investigation of why they were there
Word Limit: 1,200
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Sci-Fi
Deadline: Wednesday, February 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET

I decided to constrain this further by using characters from a recent story about a portal. I want to see how that one – and the characters – might go further. This is short – less than 700 words.

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The Portal

Here's this week's challenge from Flash Fiction Friday.

There are passageways everywhere, quietly waiting to let us pass. Some just lead to other rooms right next door. Others stand guard between us and treasure or danger. What’s behind that door? Is it the bathroom or a path to a different world? Let us in…

 Prompt: Write a story where a door figures prominently in the plot

Word Limit: 1,000 words
Genre: Open
Deadline: Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00 pm ET


This is mine, at 700 words or so. I had the idea within a few minutes, but of course had to wait to write it until the last minute. 

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