Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below. There will be no written prompt.
Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
NOTE: Before we give John Kenny his props, we’ve been requested to note that firefighters do NOT carry oxygen. Oxygen is highly flammable. Firefighters carry compressed air. IU has a whole series dedicated to “Getting It Right” to help authors with their research, and we even have one on firefighting. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
John Kenny is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.) Without further ado, here’s the winning entry: