wonderful tales 🙂
We didn’t start the fire…no, wait, yes we did. We fired up the imagination and penned stories from around the campfire ring. Or about stories that ring us with fire. It’s a fired up subject for flash fiction.
Writers found ways to express stories through flame.
The following flash fiction are based on the November 17, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that is told around a campfire.
Flameout by Bill Engelson
The next morning, Aggie paused on the outskirts of Union City.
The funeral pyre was still smoldering, pumping out rings of foul smoke, smelling of dead flesh and the horror of divine providence.
“We’ll bury Dobbs, Mrs. Runacre,” Hank Taylor had promised, “but for the others, even the flames won’t remove their stain.”
Astride General Grant, bidding farewell, bundled and provisioned for her long ride back to the mountains, she…
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