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Friday Prompt: These Titles Will Get You Flashing

Usually, I come up with titles for my stories after I’ve written a few drafts. However, the idea for my first published flash came from a prompt providing three titles to choose from. So, choose one, two, or all three titles below and have at it.
 

  1. Yesterday’s Promise (the title of my first published flash)

  2. We Used to Love Each Other

  3. The Bitch and the Boy Scout

 

About the Author

jimharrington2.jpgJim discovered flash fiction in 2007, and he’s read, written, studied, and agonized over the form since. His Six Questions For blog provides editors and publishers a place to “tell it like it is.” In his spare time, he serves as the flash fiction editor for Apollo’s Lyre (http://apollos-lyre.tripod.com/index.html). You can read his stories here.



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