42 is the Right Answer, Day 32

irish flag sToday’s creative writing prompt is:

Flying the Flag

Who does this? Why? Where? When?

Which flag is it? It could be the national flag of a country, a sports team, an international company or a charitable organisation. Or it could be the white flag of surrender.

You could write about patriotism, cowardice or heroics. Or a flag-draped coffin, a morning salute.

Then there’s a sideways look at the word flag, which is a homonym (them again). It is both noun and verb with different meanings. Someone can be flagging because they are tired, or they could be flagging someone down, as in signalling. Then there are flagstones to walk upon, flagships of importance, flag iris flowers…

Your challenge today is to make something happen with flags in a piece of flash fiction of no more than 300 words.


Back to Basics – if you need to catch up,  it started  here (but we’re over half way through now).

I intend posting prompts here each day (until May Day) at 5pm – alive at five (Dublin