100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #12

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Stool

Flash Fiction: Canvas of Dreams

Every weekend since turning pro, Darren tuned into The Big Show’s event as a means of recon, researching his future employer—instead of as a passive fan.

Of course, the stunning graphics flashing upon the screen, the familiar voices calling the play-by-play, the fighters everyone admired walking into the sport’s most recognizable cage, and the infamous canvas littered with sponsors like a Nascar made it easy for Darren to move into fanboy mode, but he forced himself, rather, to imagine himself in either the red or blue corner with the world’s eyes bore down on him.

Someday soon.

Word Count: 100

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/03/23/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-11/.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/03/26/your-daily-word-prompt-infamous-ydwordprompt-march-26-2020/.

Flash Fiction: A New Canvas

Mark and Monica had been together for seventeen years. Then, on their eighteenth anniversary, Mark came home with a bouquet of flowers, and Monica gifted him a manila envelope; she was filing for a divorce.

The decision of Mark’s future ex-wife was unexpected—a shot to the gut. Depression soon set in, causing Mark to bury his sadness with food and alcohol.

One day, Mark’s friend dragged him to participate in a kickboxing class. 

After smashing the heavy bag with his shin, Mark’s bitterness, just for a second, vanished. For Mark, the kickboxing ring’s canvas painted a new reality.

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/03/23/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-11/.

Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/together/.

Prompted from the Three Things Challenge at: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/three-things-challenge-185/.

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #11

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Canvas

Flash Fiction: Get Plugged In

“Sadly, winning isn’t enough anymore,” JT’s manager advised, again. “If anyone outside of your gym is going to know who you are, you’ve got to put some of yourself out there on social media.”

“Well…I’m not social, and I don’t give a fuck about any media,” was always his retort.

JT was one of top welterweight prospects out of Northern California, but there wasn’t a single promotion beyond the region who knew his name. He’d enter the cage, dazzle the crowd, and exit into obscurity; he wanted more.

That night, he broke down and created a Looky-Here account.

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 World Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/03/16/100-word-flash-fiction-10/.

Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/advice-2/.

100 Word Flash Fiction #10

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Promotion

Flash Fiction: Flip the Switch

“You gotta flip the switch! This isn’t a game!”

Coach barked anything and everything, attempting to spark a rage inTravis, who wore a combination of nerves and happy to be here on his face for his first amateur MMA contest.

Travis, at the age of nineteen, had plenty of piss and vinegar pumping through his veins, and several unfortunate souls had the shit kicked out of them as a result. Street fights and cage fights, however, were much different beasts. 

The ring announcer introduced both combatants to the crowd, and the referee was just about to signal the start.

Click.

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/03/09/100-word-flash-fiction-9/.

100 Word Flash Fiction #9

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Ring Announcer