Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Tuesday.
3. Please credit photo to photographer
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.
5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.
6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.
7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). If you need link-up instructions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.
“Hell is no place. It’s in constant motion. The rails it rides are made of brick and mortar. The bodies and souls of the damned line it’s tracks. The weight of their sins born as the train of pain sails through the twilight of eternity. Do you want to bear the crushing weight?” Reverend Samuels elevates his voice to end the sermon.
The bewildered parishioners stare back. It’s of his own sins he speaks. They all know the story. His wife made them public. The secrets of a man held to a higher standard. Reduced to church fodder. He stood tall. Smile beaming as if he had no idea everyone knew.
He hurrys toward the door. Seventy nine “My God be with you” later. The empty church and his soul collide. The empty building breathes in the humid air. It’s the air that removes life and energy. The whiff of sulphur shakes him loose from thought.
“Are you ready Mr Samuels? You are expected promptly at 1. Master hates to wait, please this way.” The dark man smiles and holds the door.
The grey train chugs steam into the air. The train is leaving the station.