Thursday 10 May 2018

Flash Fiction - Bright Lights Big City

A 100 word story based on the following picture prompt.


Bright Lights, Big City 

Emily Mae’s eyes danced wildly with excitement, the sky was alight with every colour under the sun. Gasping in awe at the sheer size of the skyscrapers, she slowly breathed in the tainted air of NYC with a sadistic pleasure, this city was hers for the taking. She had dreamt of her name in lights ever since she could remember. She could dance, she could sing and she had guts. Papa may have failed in his bid, but now she had finally arrived, she was not going to let this place defeat her. Broadway, a star was born.

Bettina x

*Many thanks to Rochelle for this week's prompt. If you want to read more stories based on this picture - click here


  1. Dear Bettina,

    Her attitude's positive and she sounds determined. Good voice. Hope the city doesn't beat her down, too.



  2. That left me breathless. You painted a vivid picture of Emily Mae.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  3. Half the battle is attitude and she's got some aplenty

  4. She has the right attitude, I hope she gets the slice of luck she needs and sees her name in lights.

  5. She's got evertything she needs plus determination! A perfect recipe for success. Go for it gal!

    Welcome to Keith's Ramblings!

  6. You convey her excitement and determination very well. Nicely written!

  7. You captured one of the many dreams born in NY...

  8. High hopes! May she reach her dream :)

  9. A bit of sadism in her personality could help her through in such a highly competitive arena. Not for the faint-hearted. She sounds as though she could make it there and if you can make it there - you know the rest :) Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.


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