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May 26, 2017

Wild Woman

Filed under: fiction — freethepen @ 2:47 pm

Print  Fields At The Rainbows End  Long Stem Red Rose  Create a flash fiction, 250 to 750 words, about a wild woman and include a heart, rainbow, and red rose. Now let your imagination go – don’t censor. Just write stream-of-consciousness style. You will surprise yourself with your own creativity.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan and


April 22, 2017


Filed under: fiction — freethepen @ 1:10 pm

African Kids Playing On Swing In Neighborhood. Who is your best friend? What do you love about him/her? If the two of you could change the world what is the first thing you would do together? Let your imagination run wild. Run off the edge of reality.

Keep the pen moving,



April 14, 2017

Create a Story

Filed under: fiction — freethepen @ 7:30 pm

jan pen ink for web Pen, rose, green shoes, and french fries. Seems like a list of random words, doesn’t it? So, write a creative flash-fiction using all four nouns. Flash fiction has between 250 and 750 words.

Keep the pen moving,


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