Something’s Afoot #WritePhoto



“I don’t accept money,” his eyes traveled over me.

“But,” I took a deep breath, “I need it.”

He leaned against the moss-covered stone. “Obviously. Since you’re trading with the likes of me under a bridge…”

“Tell me what you want. Anything.” I shifted from one foot to the other under his gaze.

“Your shoes.”

“My…wait, what?” I looked at my strappy sandals. “These?”


I slid them off and held them out.

“Over there,” the dragon extended his wing to a mound of what I now realized was shoes. “We don’t just hoard gold, you know. Carl fancies teacups.”



I’ve combined two prompts again this week:

#writephoto, a weekly writing prompt for poetry/flash/short stories hosted by Sue Vincent which asks writers to use photos for inspiration (the photo above is this week’s prompt)




and Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch which asks writers to pen a piece in 99 words (this week’s prompt: Trading).

March 23, 2017 prompt: Trading In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story write a story about trading. It can be the profession of old or of modern day traders on Wall Street. What is traded? Go where the prompt leads you.


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36 thoughts on “Something’s Afoot #WritePhoto

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  3. A dragon with a shoe fetish. Interesting. And another with teacups. Perhaps when they have a tea party, one drinks from shoes, the other cups. What fun, Sarah. Your imagination is wild. (And I mean that in the nicest possible way.)

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    • Thanks! Uh oh. Don’t get me started. I absolutely love it. I wrote a book of flash. And many posts about it. As a matter of fact, I just wrote a guest post on the constraints of Twitterature:

      5 Ways Twitter Helps You Become a Better Writer

      If I’m ever having trouble making the story fit into the word count (or tweet), it’s a fun challenge for me to make it fit. It really hones your editing skills.

      Thank you for the lovely compliment. 🙂


      • this is a great piece and totally inspiring. I’ve just started up my twitter and have been using it primarily to retweet the work of others while shamelessly self-promoting my own site. the idea of using the platform itself for twitterature never really occurred to me though. Do you have any hashtag games you would recommend, beyond the 99 word challenge we discussed earlier?

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        • Shameless self-promotion is okay. It’s something I desperately need to work on. It’s difficult for me.

          Yes, it’s an amazing platform for writing. A lot of people have been asking me about the hashtag games on Twitter and I’m halfway through a post on it. It’s complicated as they’re all different with different hosts, rules… I’m going to try to break it down and make it easier for people looking for games. Will be up soon! 🙂


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