Flash Fiction: A New Canvas — MMA Storytime

Mark and Monica had been together for seventeen years. Then, on their eighteenth anniversary, Mark came home with a bouquet of flowers, and Monica gifted him a manila envelope; she was filing for a divorce. The decision of Mark’s future ex-wife was unexpected—a shot to the gut. Depression soon set in, causing Mark to bury […]

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Six-Sentence Story: Safety First — MMA Storytime

“That mouthguard doesn’t fit properly; you can’t fight with it.” Mike couldn’t believe what the official was telling him, especially since this exact same guy allowed him to fight, with the exact same mouthguard, about a month ago. “But you—,” the official flexed his power and cut Mike offer before he could present his case. […]

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Flash Fiction: Quick Like A Bunny — MMA Storytime

Frankie headed toward the roof of his apartment with his coach—six-feet away from one another, of course. The gym had been closed since the order of self-isolation went into effect. “I think you’ll like this workout,” coach chuckled. When Frankie stepped onto the roof, he counted about fifty bunnies hopping around. He was speechless and looked […]

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100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #11 — MMA Storytime

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. Prompted words will […]

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Six-Sentence Story: Striker or Grappler? — MMA Storytime

Jaime “Just Do It” Johnson, a decorated kickboxer, and the submission specialist from São Paulo, Fabricio Viera, were scheduled to collide in the main event at Cage Battles 7. The clash of striker versus grappler fueled the birth of mixed martial arts, and questions surrounding which style is superior has persisted for the past twenty-five […]

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