New Micro Fiction: Padded Walls

Note: As some of you know, I often participate in a weekly writing contest called “Cracked Flash Fiction Competition.” The following piece won this week. I owe this weeks judge, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, a big thank you for catching my typos and still choosing my story in spite of the,. Padded Walls By Sara CodairContinue reading “New Micro Fiction: Padded Walls”

Micro Fiction: Mr. Meowsker’s Bright Idea

Here is a little story, inspired by a prompt from Cracked Flash, to start your week: Mr. Meowsker’s Bright Idea By Sara Codair “You’re my favorite monster,” said Annnaly, running her fingers over Gruffer’s fluffy face. Her black cat, Meowsker’s, was perched on here shoulder. He leaned forward licked the bridge of Gruffer’s nose. Gruffer made aContinue reading “Micro Fiction: Mr. Meowsker’s Bright Idea”

Micro Fiction: Solicitation

Here is another fun snippet of micro fiction that started with on of Cracked Flash’s prompts.  This story was a runner up in the Year 2, Week 30 competition. Solicitation By Sara Codair “Like pain? Try wearing high heels,” she said slipping one nylon clad foot into a glittering stiletto. The way her long fingers dancedContinue reading “Micro Fiction: Solicitation”

A win on Cracked Flash with “Survival 101”

Cracked Flash’s writing prompts have been part of my weekly writing routine on and off for about a year now. Over the summer, I had stopped writing for them because I was judging. They had a brief hiatus in the fall. When they started up, it took me a few weeks to work in backContinue reading “A win on Cracked Flash with “Survival 101””

Anthology Update: A Much Better Cover!

So the anthology I posted about yesterday just announced they were changing their cover and I’m glad. The new cover is much better, showcasing tiny drops making big ripples in liquid text, much like the way each tiny story contained in this volume can impact the reader. Okay, the metaphor might be a little cliche,Continue reading “Anthology Update: A Much Better Cover!”

Micro Essay: Seasons

Seasons By Sara Codair The sky blooms with streaks of pink and purple, possibilities of endless nights sitting on the porch serenaded by peepers and crickets. The sky ignites my dreams of rowing and swimming under the blazing the sun. The sky promises romance and inspiration; ice cream and love. I hold his hand onContinue reading “Micro Essay: Seasons”

Micro Fiction: Garden Wars

This piece of micro fiction has been hiding in various files on my hard drive, but I have finally wrangled it onto the internet were it can be seen by more than just lonly gigabytes. Garden Wars By  Sara Codair The garden is city for faeries so small they’re invisible to the naked eye. Scientist wouldContinue reading “Micro Fiction: Garden Wars”

If I Could Trap Time in a Bubble

I wrote this piece for 100 Word Story’s monthly photo challenge. It didn’t win, but I still like it. If I Could Trap Time in a Bubble By Sara Codair I never appreciated what I had then: A bed to sleep in. Green grass to cool my heels. Food in the pantry, a stove toContinue reading “If I Could Trap Time in a Bubble”

Framed by Flash:Eliminate Fluff and Teach Transfer

As the summer rolls on, it gets closer to time when us teachers need to start thinking about the start of the next semester. Here are some thoughts on how to use Flash Fiction and Flash CNF in your classroom. Framed by Flash: Eliminate Fluff and Teach Transfer By Sara Codair Flash fiction and microContinue reading “Framed by Flash:Eliminate Fluff and Teach Transfer”

Micro Fiction: The Lament of Mr. Whiskers

The Lament of Mr. Whiskers  by Sara Codair “I think I preferred your old hobby,” said Mr. Whiskers. With his sleek, black fur and yellow eyes, he looked like a mini-panther. His human rubbed his head and scratched under his chin until he purred. “You’re such a handsome boy,” said the human. “I appreciate theContinue reading “Micro Fiction: The Lament of Mr. Whiskers”