FF: Put a Straw in It

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Put a Straw in It When the giant coconut appeared in central L.A., many people thought it was a prank. No one could find a way inside. The government tried to cordon off the immediate area, but locals found ways to sneak in. One intrepid local […]

X is for X-rays

“What’s in that box?” Schrodinger’s wife Anna asked him one day. “It smells like something died in there.” “It’s an experiment, Anna. You wouldn’t understand.” Maybe not, but the only thing a man likes more than telling a woman she’s wrong is proving how right he is. Sure enough, he continued talking. “There’s this guy […]

W is for Witches

“We really need to find some other place to meet,” Susan says, sniffing distastefully at the air. “But this is the place the Goddess revealed to us in a vision.” Meghan says. “She might not have meant this swamp – or any swamp. It could all be symbolic.” “For crying out loud,” Xavier says. “Let’s […]

V is for Velociraptors

Excerpts from a public notice board in the not-so-distant future. Down with undead monsters!!! Ever since the rise of Resurrection Technology, the world has run amok with undead “pets.” Skeletal and zombie predators represent a serious danger to our ecosystem. They must be stopped! Resurrection Technology for all! Skeletons don’t kill people. Bad skeleton trainers […]

FF: Cookie!!!

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY! GENRE: Fan Fiction/True Crime? WANTED: Short individual approximately 2’5″ in blue, fuzzy animal costume. Last seen driving away from Emmon’s Supermarket in a bright blue subcompact car full of packaged cookies. Suspected in connection with disappearance of all cookies from said store. Meanwhile….. Cookie Monster knows he has […]

FF: Fantasy vs. Reality

In my dreams, an editor will read my precious story, a jewel of 2,000-ish words, filled with luxurious descriptions and a finely-honed plot. They will read it and think: this story is perfect. Any publication would be honored to receive and publish such an incredible story. Please, allow us to publish your work unedited, they […]

FF: Some Instruction Required

CLICK THE FROG TO ADD YOUR STORY Sophia had never gardened before, but how hard could it be? So, she bought a toy rosebush with gorgeous pink florets and planted it. For a few years, the tiny bush grew, until one year it stopped flowering for no reason. Furious at being cheated, Sophia sliced the […]

FF: End of Line

//StartPleaseRead Dear <username>, You are now in the “God room.” By now you know the (old/default) rules. Every year someone gets chosen from the general populace to maintain the mostly-automated simulation where we live. When you’re done, you return with no memory of being here. You’ll find a module on Station 9, Routine B-12 called […]

FF: Pandemic Problems

Click Gollum to Join the fun. (He’s neither blue nor a frog  )  Days of endless monotony stretch into a seemingly endless horizon. When will this end? Scott turns to his wife, Julia. She is reading yet another book, sitting by the living room table. Soft white lights shed a cool glow on the wood-paneled living […]

FF: Change the Channel?

Tap the frog to join the fun!  “Oh it’s that boring show again. Mommy, can’t you change the channel?” Monica has to fight back a laugh. “It’s not a show. It’s the news.” “What is news?” “It tells us what’s going on in the world.” She turns up the volume to hear the stock market […]