Uncle Albert’s Workshop: FFftPP- 2017 Week #6



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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.

Your Photo Prompt for Week #06 – 2017


The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Thursday morning, February 2nd. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, February 10th, 2017.

Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.

The Six Easy Guidelines

  • A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.
  • Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)
  • Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.
  • It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.


Uncle Albert’s Workshop

The arrangements and the lingering memories were just too much. But now probate needed a listing of all belongings and properties and I had really had no idea what Uncle Albert did out here.

He was happy… and that was all that truly counted.

I had never been in Uncle Albert’s workshop. I had no need to go there. The door was always open. Uncle Albert was always in sight. I just yelled “Supper!” and he turned and nodded. Minutes later, Uncle Albert was sitting and eating supper with us.

I knew he respected me for respecting his privacy. He would often smile and say, “When I’m gone, William, my shop is yours.”

“Thanks, Uncle Albert. You enjoy it until then.”

Opening the door, I saw Uncle Albert’s world. On the left, all his machine tools- neatly shelved and hooked- complete with small outlines for his wall tools.

To the right- all of his woodworking tools.

In the back – a huge safe.

A safe?

Folded in half and placed on the back corner of the safe was an envelope.

To William.

Inside the envelope was a small note…

I have lived my dreams.

Now you live yours.

Uncle Albert

Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #06 – 2017. Requirements: Using the photo prompt provided, create a 200 word (or less) flash fiction story.

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