Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community… #Poetry


99 words, no more, no less. It’s a simple constraint, an easy-to-master literary art form, and a powerful writing tool for creatives and entrepreneurs. Writers calibrate the usefulness and beauty of 99-words through weekly flash fiction challenges.

August 29, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the safebreaker’s daughter. Who is she, what did she do, and where? Go where the prompt leads you!



Could it be called a skill

Getting into places

That are locked against you

Something Annie learned at her father’s knee

Now it’s time to branch out on her own

Will nerves get the better of her

She’s hoping to perfect all she has learned

There’s one big job she looks forward to

Snatching the crown jewels

from under the queen’s nose.

She has studied every part of the great tower

The yeoman, the black ravens

that guard this wonderful tower in London.

A man once sat on the queen’s bed while she slept

How hard can it be?

©Anita Dawes


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