Flash Fiction Prompt for Hurricane Relief #Flash4Storms




Harvey, Irma, Maria… These hurricanes have hit hard, leaving massive damage in their wakes. Here’s how you can help:


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:





I will donate $1 to hurricane relief for every flash that is posted (up to $50).


The challenge is open until October 15th, 2017.


While participating in this fun flash prompt, consider helping out one of the numerous hurricane relief charities. Every little bit helps.

Click here to find a list of trusted charities from Charity Navigator

Click here to find a list of trusted charities from Consumer Reports


There are still many people in dire need and there is still a lot of recovery to be done. ❤ Thank you, my friends.


Please note that, for this post, I won’t be replying to comments – I’m using the comment section as a log of entries. One entry per person, please, as I’m trying to reach more people and spread the word that help is still needed. I reserve the right to dismiss any flash that I feel inappropriate (explicit, violent, advocating hate or intolerance of any kind). You do not need to be following this blog to participate.

Play nice. Write. Help. ❤







Norah Colvin has offered to match my donation for each of her readers’ entries. If you’ve hopped over from Norah’s, please mention her name in the comments to double the donation! ❤

D. Wallace Peach has offered to match my total donation when this challenge is through (and is working to max it out). Let’s do this! ❤

I am so grateful to these two amazing, wonderful women for their generosity. To them and to all who have participated in this challenge and/or reblogged and shared…THANK YOU! ❤


original image source: NASA


156 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Prompt for Hurricane Relief #Flash4Storms

  1. Author JD Estrada is doing a lot of work to raise awareness and funds for victims of all the recent hurricanes and earthquakes (with a focus on getting the word out about the devastation in Puerto Rico). He is also running a book give-away for the cause. Please visit him on Twitter, YouTube, or Facebook and spread the word with these hashtags:






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  9. What a wonderfully generous idea, Sarah. I hope you get lots of writers joining in. Your project sits perfectly alongside the one I shared recently about children reading stories to each other. Well done!

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      • Hi Sarah, I have joined in with a quick story and a post. Here’s a link http://wp.me/p3O5Jj-Za. I have promised those who mention that they’ve come from my post to join in, that I will add another dollar to your donation. I’ll be checking back to see if any do. Thanks for your generosity. 🙂

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      • Norah. This is amazing, kind, generous… A wonderful surprise this morning! (Though I shouldn’t be surprised – this is so you.) 😉 Much gratitude and love for your generosity. What a lovely gesture. 💕💕💕 Thank you.


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  24. What an unselfish idea Sarah! Bravo! In our day of self-promotion and the ME FIRST attitude I find your selfless attitude such a refreshing change. I am trying to go at this hurricane relief from my role as a missions leader at my church, so I understand the unbelievable amount of need.

    I am also happy to add a flash piece on this theme and hope you find it enjoyable: https://fictionplayground.wordpress.com /2017/10/03/who-to-help-flash4storms-100317/
    By the way, you gained a new follower with this!

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    • Aw, thank you. It’s just a little bit but every little bit helps, right? I wanted to spread the word about the amount of need, as you say. The hurricanes may be gone, but people are in dire need still. Thank you for helping with the hurricane relief. And thank you kindly for joining in this challenge. 💕 Much appreciated!


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