Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Happy birthday Keckley!

This week my story is written to be a campfire story fit for 5-10 year-old’s. I am going on a camping trip in a this weekend and need some campfire stories for this audience. I’d like to invite my fellow writing bloggers to help me collect some stories for my trip so I have proposed a quick challenge. You can read about my suggestion by clicking the link I Need Ghost Stories for Children. Feel free to use the prompts provided in that post or any others just leave a pingback on I Need Ghost Stories for Children so I can find it.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers uses a picture prompt and asks for stories between 75-175 words.

This picture
Inspired my story:

When Keckley turned 10 her family had a grand party for her beside a lake. Everyone was there; her mother, aunts, uncles and cousins. Everyone except her father. Keckley put on a brave face and tried to have fun but in her heart there was sadness.

After supper the family gathered around the campfire and that is when the moaning began. It was quiet at first and then grew louder. Her family began to panic but Keckley did not move, her eyes hypnotized by the lake.

The water began to swirl as the moans grew louder and the figure of a man emerged from the lake. Her family began screaming and running away at the sight of his zombie features. But Keckley remained still, their eyes locked with one and other. She knew her father had finally come for her.

This story uses the same character Keckley, that I introduced in last week’s submission to Friday Fictioneers. You can find that story by clicking Friday Fictioneers: Stargazing

25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Happy birthday Keckley!

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  2. Aw, I love the ending. As a children’s books reader myself, I have a strong feeling those kids are going to love this story :). Have a wonderful time.


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