‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #31 Entry Part 3) by by Harmony Kent @harmony_kent #IARTG #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #FlashFiction


A heart-wrenching piece by Harmony Kent for the Fiction in a Flash Challenge- a must read!

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Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 3)  of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021. Week #31.

Today I’m featuring a contribution by Harmony Kent.

 I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and Harmony’s Contribution.

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Beacon in the Dark

The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.

Then … a creak. Soft and barely there. My eyes shoot to the play area. But nothing…

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20 Comments

  1. It is heart-wrenching, Jacquie. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much, John 🙂

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    2. She slayed me with this story ❤️

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      1. You should read Soooz’s too. (Tear warning)

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        1. Yes, this prompt seems to bring out a sense of loss.

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          1. It does for sure.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano says:

    This is one of the most incredible flash fiction stories I’ve ever read. Thank you for reposting, Jacquie.

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    1. Oh, Gwen, thank you so much! This means a lot. 🙂

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    2. I had to share- so good!

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  3. Oh, wow, Jacquie, I am so humbled by your share and comments. Thank you so much. I’m delighted that my short fiction so moved you. Sending hugs xx 🙂

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    1. Beautiful work, Harmony ❤️

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  4. I sure hope Harmony searches for flash fiction contests. This story is a winner! Thanks for sharing, Jacquie.

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    1. I agree, Jill. Good thing I had tissues nearby!

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    2. Thanks so much, Jill. I’m thrilled you liked the story 🙂

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  5. Jan Sikes says:

    Heart-wrenching for sure, Jacquie. I enjoyed this even though it left me with a chill. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Harmony did a wonderful job with atmosphere in this story.

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    2. I’m so pleased you like the story. Thanks, Jan 🙂

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  6. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    This is an amazing story. It tore me apart.

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise. Sorry for the emotional upheaval! 🙂

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    2. Me, too! Harmony hit it out of the park with this one ❤

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