Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Trading Post

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Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below.


Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.


Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.


Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No political or religious entries, please. Need help getting started? Read this article on.


On Wednesday, we will open voting to the public with an online poll so they may choose the winner. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday. On Saturday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature.


Once a month, the admins will announce the Editors’ Choice winners. Those stories will be featured in an anthology like . Best of luck to you all in your writing!


Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See for additional information and terms. Please note the rule changes for 2018.

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