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

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  2. Thank you for your generosity on this. The relief efforts have been asounding and the assistance awe-inspiring. I’m in the Houston area, and while our home was okay, so many more were destroyed. Your kindness is beautiful lovebug. ❤️

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  4. The response here has been fantastic, and Kudos to Nora and D. Wallace Peach for matching, as well. See what we can do as writers when we share of ourselves?

    I’d love to see a final talley, after the 15th. Again: Brilliant, Sarah!

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    • It has been! 💕 I’m thrilled. And, yes, kudos to them for matching because we’ll raise that much more! We will reach the goal long before the 15th thanks to all who participated and shared. Then we can get the donation off ASAP. Thank you!

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  6. participating in this righteous cause stay blessed everyone
    http://auauthors.blogspot.com/2017/10/ flash4storms-help-is-outstretched-hand.html

    Greetings again, I had to update the groups blog yet I wanted to ensure that the story would still be counted here are the updates – there are two stories towards the cause, please use them for the greater good and helping those affected by the hurricanes.
    Stay blessed
    http://auauthors.blogspot.com/2017/10/ flash4storms-lemonsharkcharity-two.html

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  7. Hi Sarah,

    Found out about this brilliant idea on Norah Colvin’s blog. Absolutely honoured to take part in it and hope lots of money is raised.

    My short story can be found at:
    https://culturevultureexpress.wordpress.com /2017/10/06/flashfiction-prompt-for-hurricane-relief- flash4storms-lemonsharkcharity-sarahbrentyn- write-help-those-affected-by-hurricanes-harvey-irma-maria/

    Off now to promote the cause on social media. Best of luck with this up to the 15th.

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