Friday, May 24, 2019

#Fi50: Sweet Home, Alabama

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.
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.

The May prompt is: Sweet Home, Alabama

My story: 

Is I-10  in Alabama long enough to tell a story?

From the back seats of the black Lexus and the green Hornet, their eyes met. While their parents drove, unaware, they fell in love.
The Hornet had Alabama plates. After the exit, she cried all the way to Texas.

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


  1. I'm in. I hope you and everyone else enjoys it.

    1. Fantastic! And thank so much for doing the research on the song that gave us the title.


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