Hola fiction lovers, how are you doing this week? Last week we had a lot of fun on #FridayFotoFiction which we re-launched after a little break and saw some wonderful flash fiction. I always maintain sometimes you need to give credit to the authors for teleporting you to a different world altogether with their magic of words. I have come across people who are of the opinion, “I’ll not read this novel – too much work, I’ll wait for the movie!” Duh! Will that be all? Fiction Writing isn’t easy people, it requires imagination and the ability of story-telling.

Film adaptations are fine, and some movies are even better than the novels they are based on, but if you like reading you will agree with me there’s a lot of fun in making these mental images and scenes while you are reading a novel! It gives you entertainment, million moments to ponder upon things, fall in love with characters, imagine the way you want! All that brings us to this week’s prompt.

#FridayFotoFiction Aug 18-23 Prompt

Friday Foto Fiction - Flash fiction writing challenge. Write a 150 word fiction and link with us. Join the Blog hop!

The Star #FridayFotoFiction Flash Fiction

When I landed in this big city, I was starry-eyed. This is the city of dreams, the city of fortune. The 15 year old in me wanted to catch the moon with my hands. The modelling days were tiring. But I never deterred from my focus – the star in the movie world!

I was in love, thought he was my prince charming. He promised me the role in his next movie. I was all over Page 3 with him.

The lights, the make-up, the dresses remain same today. I am the star in the eyes of my audience. Only I’m on stage not the silver screen.

Only they are in a bar, not a theater.

He never kept his promise, he backed out from giving his name to our daughter. Who can I blame for this life? Or was it my destiny to be The Star of the Beer Bar?

©Tina Basu

Word Count 150

#FridayFotoFiction Aug 11-16 Featured Blogger

Last week we received a list of 13 wonderfully crafted flash fictions. We loved reading through all your stories. Every week we are going to pick up a featured blogger among the list. Both your hosts have read all your stories and have picked one whose story moved us the most. Our #FridayFotoFiction Aug 11-16 Featured Blogger is Neha who writes at NehaTambe.com. She is a digital marketer, writer, and a mom. Read her #FridayFotoFiction post BRIDE here

Congratulations NEHA, go ahead and show off your #FridayFotoFiction Featured Blogger Certificate.


How to participate in #FridayFotoFiction Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Every Thursday evening we’ll give you a photo prompt
  2. Follow @twinklingtina & @Mayuri6 on twitter and wait for the prompt, Thursdays at 8pm
  3. Write a 100 Word story on the photo prompt. You can go upto max 150 words.
  4. Use the badge at the end of your posts
  5. Link up with Tina or Mayuri
  6. Linky is open from Friday to Wednesday midnight. So you have 6 days to link up.
  7. Read, comment, share on host and co-hosts posts and at least two more posts linked in the party Pro Tip – Networking and commenting is good for your blog’s health and ranks.
  8. Use #FridayFotoFiction in your post and share on social media using the same hashtag.
  9. Every week we will have one featured blogger who is the best reflection of this community spirit
  10. And every month a winner for most active participation

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9 Comments on The Star – Flash Fiction Writing #FridayFotoFiction Aug 18-23

    • tinabasu
      August 19, 2017 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Anagha, yes it is indeed

  1. Dipika
    August 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s a life which pulls you like a magnet, have read seen many stories where people get trapped with dreams in their eyes to make it large – how, what, where no clue just running to catch it anyhow. Lovely take on the theme.

    • tinabasu
      August 19, 2017 at 8:37 am (2 years ago)

      Yes sometimes it’s necessary to sit down and think what you want and how you want. Thanks dipika for dropping by.

    • tinabasu
      August 19, 2017 at 8:35 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, sometimes dreams don’t come true

  2. Akshata
    August 19, 2017 at 12:59 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s haunting the bitter truth of life has been captured so well by you. This is the first time I am reading you and I really loved it!

  3. Mayuri Nidigallu
    August 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    A sad reality that still happens. Well written, Tina.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction :)))


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