Sarah Brentyn asks:

1. Write a piece of flash fiction in 50 words or less with the theme: Help 

(This can be any sort of assistance, support, encouragement, or a story of someone or something that needs help. You do not need to use the prompt word. Be creative! It can be 50 words, 15 words…even a six-word story. Anything goes provided it is prose up to 50 words. It doesn’t have to be sunshine and rainbows but keep it PG and friendly.)

2. Add a new post on your blog with your flash fiction and the hashtag #Flash4Storms in the title

3. Link to this post

4. Leave a comment here with a link to your post so I know you’ve participated

5. Help spread the word on social media with the hashtags:

#Flash4Storms #LemonSharkCharity.

Thanks to Michael Grogan over on Morphet Road for pointing me towards this flash for a cause.

“Help” spelled out on what remained of wind-shattered roof next to ribs of rafters laid bare. Letters formed from storm-soaked detritus.

Drone swept closer. Six bodies huddled together for comfort, warmth. Two standing, waving ragged dirty-white t-shirts.

Jed radioed back to base: “Found 8. Grid 10; Paradise Place.”

© image : Brian Entinger/LSM