Saturday, September 22, 2018

#Fi50: Empty Nest

Fiction in 50 is a regular feature in the last week of every month and I invite any interested composers of mini-narrative to join in!
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What is #Fi50? In the words of founder Bruce Gargoyle, "Fiction in 50: think of it as the anti-NaNoWriMo experience!" Pack a beginning, middle and end of story into 50 words or less (bonus points for hitting exactly 50 words).

The rules for participation are simple:

1. Create a piece of fictional writing in 50 words or less, ideally using the prompt as title or theme or inspiration.
That’s it!  But for those who wish to challenge themselves further, here’s an additional rule:

2. Post your piece of flash fiction on your blog or (for those poor blog-less souls) add it as a comment on the Ninja Librarian’s post for everyone to enjoy. 
And for those thrill-seekers who really like to go the extra mile (ie: perfectionists):

3. Add the nifty little picture above to your post (credit for which goes entirely to ideflex over at or create your own Fi50 meme pic….
and 4. Link back here so others can jump on the mini-fic bandwagon.

This month's prompt is Empty Nest
At this time, I'm only planning to continue the hop through the end of the year, as it doesn't seem to have gotten any momentum.  

Empty Nest

Joan watched the moving van leave, and walked through the house one last time. Her suitcase stood by the door. A plane ticket was tucked into her purse.

“It’ll be the adventure of a lifetime!” Her words echoed in the empty house. Empty as the heart missing the grown children.

 ©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2018
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  1. Great job with the prompt. I did this hop a few times, but always kept forgetting about it until it was too late.

    1. Thanks! It's never too late ;) Only takes a few minutes or so to write one, and you have all week!

  2. That's a great post. Very empty...

    Mine is here, as you know already...

    And your Blogger is refusing to recognise that I'm signed in to Google+ for some reason, but - hey ho.

    1. Oh, bother Blogger! Your story is great--heartbreaking, but great. Mine might be just a little reflective of my life ;)


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