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Flash Fiction Challenge – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

The last three weeks since I started spring term have been absolute chaos and because of this I have not had a chance to write about, or read entries from, any of the recent Carrot Ranch flash fiction prompts. I know normally I try to offer a free printable every Monday, but because of this I decided I would skip a free printable for this week and catch you all up on my writing.

I have also decided that until spring semester of classes wraps up (mid-June) I will only be offering free printables every week. They are so much fun to make and I love seeing how you all use them in your planner, but they do take a lot of work to put together and I just don’t have the extra time in between classes right now to be offering them every single week.

April 11, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “beggars can’t be choosers.” You can play with the words, alter them or interpret them without using the phrase. Give it any slant you want — show what it means or add to its  meaning. Go where the prompt leads!”.

“Ew, what is this? A wash rag?” Sasha says to me as she pulls another dress out of the woven basket full of hand-me-downs that mother’s sister, Aunt Lucy, sent to us.

“You know she does not have much money either, Sasha”, I say to her. “Be grateful for what little she sent us. She could have chosen to trade it in for new fabric.”

“I do not know what fabric she could have even gotten back for this. All it is worth is a foot of fabric, if even.”

“Beggars can’t be choosers, Sasha.” I snap at her.

Related Content: Part 1 of Elsie and Sasha’s Story.

Unfortunately due to the nature of this weeks Carrot Ranch topic, I have chosen not to participate this week. I would like to still encourage all you readers to participate in it though as it is a wonderful topic to get your brain thinking. I just will not be publicly sharing mine since it could become quite controversial and I would like to avoid such topics on my blog for the time being.

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