Friday, September 27, 2019

#Fi50: Taking Turns

Fiction in 50 is a regular feature in the last week of every month (well, lately I’ve been using it for a Friday Flash near the end of the month as the spirit moves me). I invite any interested composers of mini-narrative to join in! I didn't do a heads-up post this month (again) thanks to our travel and losing track of time, but feel free to jump in at any time.
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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.

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The September prompt is...
Taking Turns

Here’s my story:

Taking Turns

“It’s your turn.”

“Okay, then, go left—no, right.”

“Make up your mind already!”

Evan pulled out a coin and flipped it. “Left.” 

Kate shrugged and turned the car. “Next one’s mine. Left. Where are we going?”

“I guess we’ll know when we get there. Straight on.”

“My turn again.”


©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2019
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  1. That sounds like a fun way to have an adventure.

    1. Yes—though I can also imagine writing on and turning it into a horror story!

  2. I liked that! Much better than mine, which is here:

    1. Oh, I don’t know about “better.” Maybe a little happier :) Unless, of course, your mind goes where mine did and thinks of all the trouble they can get into!


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