Behind the Photo Fridays / Flash Fiction & Short Stories

The Unmasking of a Biker Chick


This week’s Behind the Photo Friday post is a little different. We’re taking a different kind of behind the scenes look with a nano flash fiction story, a story under 100 words. It’s a challenge to say the least, but a fun one! The theme of this story is identity.

My bright green Harley rumbles to a stop and I can’t help but smirk at the surprised gazes of onlookers. I enjoy the anonymity found in the thick leather clothing and full-face helmet. Behind the darkened face shield I’m mysterious. (Click to tweet!)

A deep breath prepares me for the unmasking. Taking that helmet off makes me feel naked – exposed for who I really am, a slight female who feels larger than life, but looks like a mouse.

In one swift motion I pull off my mask and rake shaky fingers through flattened hair. Mask tucked under one arm, I head into church.

Can you write a short story in 100 words or less? If so, I’d love to read it! Post a link to your blog or write it in the comments below!

Until we meet again,


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I'm the author of "Howie's Broken Hee-Haw," a photographer, and lover of all things adventurous. I'll walk alongside you and help you discover joy for your journey and freedom in Christ!


  • beckielindsey
    May 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I love it! The writing exemplifies the photo to a T.

  • Carole Sparks
    May 9, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Hi, Josie. I posted a nanofiction piece (not autobiographical) on my Facebook page last week, but I can’t figure out how to link just that post here. You’ll have to scroll down a little at It’s called Grey Roses and Pink Slips

    • Josie Siler
      May 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Love it! Great job Carole. Thanks so much for sharing! ~Josie


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