Flash Fiction Challenge: One Small Story In Seven Acts
The “write in the present tense” challenge is just wrapping up. Won’t you check it out?
Earlier this week I was all like, “Blah blah blah, here’s 25 things about story structure.”
And in there I offered one particular structure for a story —
A seven-act spread.
There I wrote:
Behold, a rough seven-act structure: Intro (duh) –> Problem or Attack (duh) –> Initial Struggle (character first tussles with source of conflict) –> Complications (conflict worsens, deepens, changes) –> Failed Attempts (oops, that didn’t work) –> Major Crisis (holy goatfucker shitbomb, everything’s gone pear-shaped) –> Climax and Resolution (duh).
…and now I want to see those seven acts put into play.
In a 1000-word example of flash fiction.
Yes, that’s right. I want you to take your 1000 words and orchestrate a full seven-act arc from intro all the way to the climax and resolution, not missing a step in the middle.
You have, as always, one week. February 10th by noon EST.
Post your story at your blog or online somewhere, then drop a link to the comments so we can find it.