Saturday, February 23, 2019

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 on of the nifty little pictures 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.
At this time, I haven't been able to find a source for a free linky-list, so it's just comments. I recommend posting your basic blog link below, with the day you post your Fi50 story. You can also add a link in the comments on my story, posted the next-to-last Sunday of the month. Feel free to Tweet using the #Fi50, though I'll not lie: the Ninja Librarian is a lousy tweeter.

I will do my best to visit if you post, but the first half of 2019 I will be away from the computer a lot, so be patient! 

The February prompt is “No more hearts and flowers.” Make of it what you will!

And now for my Fi50 story.

No More Hearts and Flowers

I am so over him. He wasn’t that great anyway. I suppose I’ll miss the chocolates and the flowers, but I’d rather choose my own.

Admit it: you’re secretly glad.

Anyway, who gave the little snot permission to go around shooting arrows at people? All I did was shoot back.

©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2019
As always, please ask permission to use any photos or text. Link-backs appreciated!


  1. Nice little tale. The last lines made me laugh.

    1. Glad you enyoed it! I’m sorry to see the formatting so messed up. Sigh.

  2. Strange. I posted a nice comment on Sunday because I liked your story. It has disappeared.

    Ah well: here's the link to my Fi50 this month. Very similar, really :)


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