Olympic Games

Olympic Games - Rio 2016 logos

Tonight is the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Summer Games Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.  Today, write a little Flashy Fiction that somehow involves the Olympics.  Maybe it involves training for an event in the hopes of qualifying to compete at the games.  Maybe it involves a rivalry, a grudge match of some sort.  Maybe it’s a Cinderella story or a “passing of the torch” story.  Maybe it is a story that’s simply set in and around the games, but doesn’t have anything to do with the games themselves.

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*The images making up the photo lyric are courtesy of Pixabay

Battle of Evermore

Today’ is another video prompt.  Give it a look, listen to the *lyrics, and then write a little Flashy Fiction inspired Led Zepplin’s “Battle of Evermore”, as sung by Alison Krauss and Zep’s Robert Plant.

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*Here are the lyrics if you want to read over them

Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all.
Oh, throw down your plow and hoe,
Rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all.
I hear the horses’ thunder
Down in the valley blow,
I’m waiting for the angels of Avalon,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The apples of the valley hold,
The seas of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care,
Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant’s face is red.
Oh the war is common cry, pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know.
Oh, well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.
The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ring wraiths ride in black, ride on.
Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.
Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the mornin’ light.
The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back, bring it back.
At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes.

Songwriters: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Home Again

Today’ is another video prompt.  Give it a look, listen to the *lyrics, and then write a little Flashy Fiction inspired Elton John’s “Home Again”.

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*Here are the lyrics if you want to read over them

I’m counting on a memory to get me out of here
I’m waiting for the fog around this spooky little town to clear
All this time I spent being someone else’s friend
Just one more time, for old time’s sake I’d like to go back home again
The world had seven wonders once upon a time

It’s sure enough the favored nations aided their decline
And all around me I’ve seen times like it was back when
But like back then, I’d say a men if I could get back home again

If I could go back home, if I could go back home
If I’d never left, I’d never have known
We all dream of leaving, but wind up in the end
Spending all our time trying to get back home again

Could have been a jailbreak and a spotlight hitting me
Or was I just some nightclub singer, back in nineteen sixty three
In the old part of Valencia, on the coast of Spain
Never tiring once of hearing songs about going home again

If I could go back home, if I could go back home
If I’d never left, I’d never have known
We all dream of leaving, but wind up in the end
Spending all our time trying to get back home again

If I could go back home,
If I’d never left, I’d never have known
We all dream of leaving, but wind up in the end
Spending all our time trying to get back home again

Songwriters: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
© Universal Music Publishing Group

Fireworks

We kick off the United States‘ 4th of July/Independence Day weekend with our second video prompt. It’s a Schoolhouse Rock! video entitled “Fireworks”.  I used to love watching the Schoolhouse Rock! “commercials” as a kid.  They were catchy little ditties that taught us history, science, math, and grammar.  This one sings about fireworks as a tool for celebration, but also provides a short history lesson about the origin of Independence Day as celebrated in the U.S.  Watch the video, then write a little Flashy fiction inspired by the idea of fireworks or independence, or “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.

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Look Out My Window

Amandla Awethu

The lines in today’s photo-lyric prompt are from Cinderella’sHeartbreak Station“, a song about lost love and finally deciding to move on.  Write a little Flashy Fiction that explores the idea of watching your life happen.  For good or bad, have your protagonist stuck (physically, mentally, or emotionally) where they are helpless to control what’s going on in their life; no matter what they do or say, they can’t seem to affect it.

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*The images making up the photo lyric are courtesy of Pixabay