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WILD THING. A 99-word story about wild spaces for the February 10 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by +Charli Mills.
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It drooled as it showed its canines and tilted its humongous orange head. Its low growl turned into a deafening roar. The other tigers took notice. Ed froze in his tracks just inches away, trying to decide if he should ma...
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SNOW REMOVAL. A community reaches out. Story prompt by +Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
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Ed was blown away. “Holy cow! It never snows like that around here.” Edna looked nervously at the steep driveway. “What’ll we do?” Ed grabbed his shovel but hesitated as he stared at the thick white covering. “There...
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Ed is involved in a surgical procedure. Sort of. New installment of THE ADVENTURES OF ED AND EDNA. 
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The room was cleared. Edna left reluctantly, told she must wait with the others. She looked back, eyes remaining on Ed, as she was ushered into the outer room. The operation began as usual. Instruments were laid out in ex...
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ROBOT VACUUM. Ed convinces Edna they need a robot vacuum. New installment on THE ADVENTURES OF ED AND EDNA.
#Flashficiton   #Humor   #EdandEdna  
Edna was skeptical but finally relented. When the PowerVacBot899S arrived, Ed read the instructions carefully, charged it, made a test run, and set the timer to auto mode. Ed and Edna returned to their house several h...
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Ed and Edna visit a historic site of rebellion. This is my contribution to the January 8 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by +Charli Mills to "write a rebellion" in exactly 99 words.

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“What saved them?” The park ranger paused, waiting to see if anyone knew. His shiny badge glittered in the bright sun. “Shallow water and palmetto trees,” Ed finally offered to break the silence. Ed knew the story of...
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PROGRESS? Ed and Edna aren't so sure. This new Ed and Edna flash is my contribution to the December 30 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by +Charli Mills to "write an industrious story."
“If we’re not moving forward, we’re moving backwards,” the self-assured mayor pontificated while snapping his purple suspenders with his thumbs. Mayor Watkins showed renderings of the proposed high-rise hotel to be built ...
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Finesse beats power in this 99-word story for the February 3 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by +Charli Mills to explore the question "What good is power?"
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” Ed’s screaming alarmed Edna. She raced from the kitchen, heart thumping. “You OK?” “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Ed pumped his fists, unable to say anything else. Edna turned to the blaring TV. The football ga...
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A boy and a dog named Marvin. Enough said. Story prompt by +Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
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Ed sat on the front porch sipping the decaffeinated ice tea Edna made for him. “Here comes Marvin!” he called out. Edna hurried to Ed’s side to watch the daily afternoon ritual. The lovable Boxer rambled up the street...
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Ed thinks his friend is living in a fairy tale. This 99-word story is my contribution to the January 13 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by +Charli Mills to write a fairy-tale story that begins with "Once upon a time."
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Once upon a time Charlie was rich. At least that’s what Ed always believed about his friend. Edna agreed. But now Ed thinks Charlie is poor. Edna agrees. Charlie? Well, he thinks he used to be poor, but is now rich. ...
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Larry and Mary at the College Football Playoff Championship Game in Glendale, AZ supporting the Clemson Tigers. Our team played a great game but came up just short. We will be back!!!!
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Ed declares his New Year's Resolution.
#FlashFiction   #Humor   #EdandEdna  
“Yes! I’ve got it,” Ed said as though the light had finally come on. “I know what my New Year’s resolution will be!” “What, pray tell.” Edna said with amusement. “You should know,” Ed replied. “You’re always telling m...
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THE PREACHER'S MESSAGE. Ed "spreads the light" in his own way. Story prompt by +Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
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Ed returned from the store with two bags full of stuff. Edna watched curiously as he emptied a dozen flashlights out of one bag and several boxes of batteries out of the other. Ed loaded the batteries into the flashlights...
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Hi. I spent 35 years as a college professor, and focus my writing on short fiction that draws on my many experiences in college, sports and life in general. I enjoy writing flash fiction stories (100 words or less) as well as longer short stories of 2,500 - 15,000 words. 
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Killer Instinct (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)
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Sometimes the flash challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch happens to coincide with a topic I'm already writing about. Sometimes it hoo

Rebellion (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)
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Not every rebellion is violent or directed against society. Sometimes the most hard-fought battle is with ourselves. The "others" we rebel a

Breaking News (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)
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Okay, this is a light-weight piece if you're looking for insightful commentary into current events. I looked at the Carrot Ranch Flash Ficti

Silent Wonder (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)
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The middle days of a writing month are the driven days for me. I wake with thoughts of what I want to write, sit down before the keyboard an

Everything Susan: Sunday Drive in the 70's - Flash Fiction
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Join a great bunch of writers over at Carrot Ranch each week who write a 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction from the prompts that +Cha

The Path to THE 100 WORD DASH
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It’s funny sometimes where things take you. I started to dabble in something called “flash fiction” about two years ago. I was recently reti

Beware: THE 100-WORD DASH is coming
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My next project has been in the works for several months and will involve a compilation of my 100-word stories. Tentatively titled THE 100-W

Short Stories Don't Just Happen
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As I’m sure you can understand, security regulations prohibit me from offering in-person tours of my short-story writing and publication fac

Smashwords — Interview with Larry LaForge
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I spent 35 years as a college professor and learned that you must write well to publish your research. However, that was an entirely differe

LaForge, Larry Johnson and Johnson: A Short Story about Athletics and Ac...
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Johnson and Johnson: A Short Story about Athletics ebook plus Sports - Football. Johnson and Johnson: A Short Story about Athletics and Acad

Pop Quiz
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Pop quiz. (Old trick from my professor days.) See the questions here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-LaForge/155301164600504. Posted by