Short Story Flash Fiction

Charcoal Heart Writing Prompt + Flash Fiction

Writing prompts for writers of fiction, novels, short stories, poetry

5 min | Here is a wee writing prompt for you… Write a scene where one of your characters is described as having a ‘charcoal heart‘. It can be from the POV {point-of-view} of your protagonist, or one character describing another. Their charcoal heart can be fantastical, literal or anything in between… Write as much…

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The Brink – short story excerpt

The Brink Award-winning Short Story by Scottish Jamaican writer Jeda Pearl

3 min | In this award-winning short story, frustrated painter Mark is stuck in an office job he hates, sat next to an employee he can’t stand. It pays a pittance and he’s about to become a father.  WARNING! Contains violence. The Brink was Shortlisted in the Words With Jam 2011 Short Story Competition. Words With Jam is a UK literary…

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Chipped and Wandering – short story excerpt

Chipped and Wandering Award-winning Short Story by Scottish Jamaican writer Jeda Pearl

3 min | Follow the misadventures of a chipped button as it travels from child to child in this award-winning funny, moving short story. Chipped and Wandering was Highly Commended, The Yellow Room Spring 2012 Short Story Competition. The Yellow Room ran from 1998 to 2013, publishing short stories by female writers and running seasonal…

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