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Flash Fiction Challenge: Five Random Words

Last week’s challenge is still live, and I’ll be tallying them throughout the day, but for now, hit the comments for flash fiction *and* drink recipes at “THE COCKTAIL.”

And now, this week’s challenge.

The Internet is home to many-a-random-word-generator, and there’s nothing quite like letting an insane computer determine the course of events! After all, we are ceding much of our lives to technology, why not let technology determine the nature of this week’s flash fiction bonanza? So, I hit up one such random word generator (this one, if you so care), and let it pick five words.

Those five words are:




“Mobile Phone.”


Your flash fiction story — back up to 1000 words for the limit — must feature each of these five words. You don’t necessarily need to use the words so much as you need to incorporate what they are into the story. (“Mobile phone” is an antiquated way of saying cell, mobile, smartphone, whatever — so, you don’t need to use the term so much as you need to make sure a cell phone is a part of the plot. So too with flirting, a figure, dusk, and a wig.)

You have one week. Challenge closes end of next Friday.

Post stories at your own blogs. Link back to here, then post a comment to make sure we can all see it and read your tale of wiggy, flirty figures using mobile phones at dusk. Or something.

Go forth and be penmonkeys.

The Lurid Tales

McDroll, “It Takes Years Of Training

Lindsay Mawson, “Wolfe In Sheep’s Tailored Suit

Anthony Laffan, “Down And Out

Kate Haggard, “Birthday

Darlene Underdahl, “Luella Sara

Tribid, “Dugan Calling

Ethan Rose, “Flashed Fiction

Dan O’Shea, “Sinking My Teeth In

Stephanie Belser, “This Ain’t No Disco

Lora H., “Of All Of The Gin Joints

Angie Arcangioli, “First Delusion

Keith Karabin, “She

TaraMonster, “Curiosity Killed The Cat

Boys Behaving Badly, “Pantheon

Julia Madeline, “I Guess You Were Wrong

Liam Sweeny, “4G

Billie Jo Woods, “Maybe Next Month Will Be Worse

Lisa Paul, “The Missing Figure

Michael, “I Bet She Does

Marlan, “The Hookup

Allyson Whipple, “Untitled

Bob Bois, “Hermosa Beach Heartache

Neliza Drew, “The Beach Sting

AB, “Untitled

Joseph McGee, “A Jarring Declaration

Ben Kirby, “The Last Day Of The Life Of Dudley O’Reilly

Ron Earl Phillips, “The Greenhorn

DeAnne, “Strangers In The Gloam

CM Stewart, “Time For The Last

Robyn, “Ian’s Dad’s Ashes