On 6 March, I posted a 33-word Flash-Fiction > Portrait > and invited contributions. The response was very encouraging. Here below is the Gallery of all the contributions (not in any particular order).

In my opinion, they are excellent and provide varying POVs. Please join me in reading, relishing and thanking the contributors for their unstinting generosity.

Baarbaara, blogging as baarbaarathesheep, shares the memory of her beautiful puppy, Willow, who passed away a few years ago.


Jane Stansfeld, blogging as jsfeld, adapted her poem to present us with her contribution. No matter how crowded the public arena, we do zero in on the one who shines in our hearts.


Jasey, who does not blog, and is from the corporate world, gives us a take on modern day snake-oil vendors.


Melissa Perera, blogging as Travelbag writing lab, and who lived in West Africa, speaks of her true-life experiences and her friend, Naharatou.


Penny Coho, blogging as thewhyaboutthis, came with her “stark” take. This is remarkable as she normally writes inspirational pieces.


Last but certainly not least, Val Logar, blogging as QBG_Tilted Tiara, came with a dark version that delves into the pain of some relationships.


Wonderful, how they all told a complete story and in so few words – 33 or less. Congratulations 🙂

I also received a couple of other contributions that omitted the prompt word “portrait”. In all fairness to the above contributors and in keeping with the guidelines, I did not include those here. However, I plan to compile them into a Random Gallery in due course.

Once again, I trust and hope all of you enjoyed this tour of the 33-Word Flash Fiction Gallery.

Tomorrow, I’ll return with a new 33-word flash fiction of mine with a prompt word. Hope you can join in and contribute.


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  1. Hi Eric, its a wonderful experience reading all the posts. Such a brilliant writing from everyone amazes me. Wish one day I’ll be able to contribute something. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Exclusive and vibrant responses to the prompt! loved reading the extraordinary write ups! Great going Eric! this looks so wonderful!

    1. Hello sweet lady,

      The offerings are extraordinarily good reads. I’m sure when we read them, we receive prompts – perhaps not only to write 33 or 55 word flash-fictions, but also for poems and haiku.

      Peace and blessings,
      P/s I like your response to the reader who commented in your blog. She is abviously hurting and you came through very well – sympathetic and balanced.

      1. Thanks for the support Eric! I initially got confused with such a comment,it was the first of kind like this.Instead of deleting it ,I wanted to ensure I address her straight with whatever I have in mind and heart,without hurting!

  3. Nostalgia, cynicism, Inspiration, disillusionment and abuse! What an amazingly varied response to your word prompt Eric!

  4. Wow, the versions varied from beautiful imagery and memories to pain, sorrow and disappointment. All facets of life brings different thoughts to writings. Simply amazing and I enjoyed them all (including mine – terrible, such ego..heh.heh). Thank you again for posting my entry.

    1. Well, Jasey I am glad you enjoyed them all – including your own 🙂

      You are very welcome, it was my pleasure to post your contribution. You probably noticed that other readers loved your piece too.

      Hope you can join in tomorrow’s prompt. Take your time – you have about 10 days —

      Luv and hugz, Eric

  5. So many portraits – so varied – so much talent!

    I enjoyed your introductions as much as the posts!

    I am amazed to see that your contributors come from around the world. This blogging life opens frontiers in a remarkable way and you assist with much finesse and compassion. Today’s post, as all your posts, has been fun to read – thank you for including me in the line-up and for being you.

    Cheerio, Jane

    1. Dear Jane,

      I merely provide the platform. It is contributors such as you who embellish the walls with your words.

      Yes, there are people from all over. Speak of building bridges 🙂

      You are always welcome as your participation helps raise the bar.

      Luv and peace,

  6. The amount of gifted writers that exist in Blogosphere makes me feel so blessed.
    All the entries you chose are stunning and so heartfelt.
    Have never participated in a word prompt and find word limit a huge challenge.
    Will wait for your net prompt and give it a try.
    Eric you will have to help me with technique of writing within word frame

    1. Wow! Soma dear – I would love to have your contribution 🙂

      I’ll be happy to make suggestions if you encounter difficulties – though I doubt you’ll need much help, seeing how you come up with simply outlandish posts (and I mean this in the loveliest of ways).

      Do look out for the prompt tomorrow morning, Singapore time.

      Cheers, Eric
      P/s Oops! You are right – there are many gifted writers here.

  7. Eric, these are all wonderful. Such different aspects and views of a single word. I am honored to be included.

    I think you must have a brilliant readership.

    I must admit, given when I am not tripping about reading all the wonderful blogs I follow I too work in the corporate world (though for myself), Jasey made me giggle a bit.

    1. Hello Val,

      Besides my stated reasons in Blog Tips > http://wp.me/P1YE83-ZF > I thought it would be great to use a “gallery” to showcase the talent. As you so rightly pointed out, it is amazing how one prompt word can throw up such varied storylines – one word! – and in such a tight 33-word confine.

      Yes, Jasey’s gave me a laugh too. I wonder why she does not blog.

      I am lucky to have so many brilliant contributions. And yours, my dear – wrenching storyline but pulled off very well.

      Peace, Eric

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