Flash Fiction Challenge: The Three-Sentence Story
Before we begin: last week’s challenge will be tallied up throughout the day, so go check that sucker out: “Five Random Words” awaits your seeking eyes. Now, onto this week’s challenge…
Hey! It’s my birthday.
SO THAT MEANS YOU’RE GOING TO DANCE FOR ME, LITTLE MONKEYS.
Oh. Ahem. Sorry. That was a tad… aggro.
Still, I’m making this challenge easy to execute, perhaps difficult to execute well.
Here’s the deal:
You have three sentences to tell a story.
It can be about anything and anyone. It can take place anywhere, at any time.
But it must be three sentences only.
Further, it must — must — not be a mere vignette. Each of the three sentences should roughly correspond with Beginning / Middle / End. The goal of storytelling is to show some kind of movement through a tale, a movement that could comprise a changing character, an escalating conflict, a timeless challenge.
A good tale doesn’t merely hang on and linger like a gassy dog but, rather, finds a conclusion of some ilk.
And that’s what you must do with your three sentences.
Easy to do. Not so easy to do right.
So, that’s that. You think you’re up for the challenge?
You can, as always, post to your blog and share the link. That said, if you’re so inclined, you’re free to drop the three-sentence-story into the comments below if that’s easier. (As such, I won’t be tallying these this week, I’ll just leave the comments to speak for themselves.)
You’ve got one week. This ends next Friday, April 29th.
One complete story.