Last week’s challenge — Song Shuffle! — is alive and absorbing your gaze.
Forgive the lateness of this — but yesterday, my PC took a shit-bath and now I’ve gone and pulled the Mac Mini from off the television and am using that as my current ‘puter.
Here’s the challenge:
This past week, I talked about word choice, so it seems only fitting I choose words for you.
I have, in fact, chosen 20 words.
You must choose 10 of these words and use them throughout your ~1000 word flash fiction story.
Might be tricky, but hey, that’s why this is a challenge and not, say, me tickling your privates with a feather.
The ten words:
Beast, brooch, cape, dinosaur, dove, fever, finger, flea, gate, insult, justice, mattress, moth, paradise, research, scream, seed, sparrow, tornado, university.
You’ve got a week. Friday, 15th, by noon EST.
Post your stories online (not here in the comments, please) and link back here.
Now go and gnaw on the words I have chosen.
44 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: “I’ve Chosen Your Words””
How about we up the stakes? Enter the words into this random word generator:
Pick the first 10.
Copy paste this list so you won’t have to remove spaces and punctuation.
So I didn’t follow the 1000 words rule (more like a guideline?).
But I wrote!
Done! “Sponsor’s Apprentice.”
I hope it still makes sense after my first sleep in 30-some hours…. 🙂
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Okay, I wanted to make this one light and fun, so much of my stuff has been intense recently.
Wow! I was thinking about plunging into this group for a twist on my usual 100-150 flash fiction on Fridays. We’ll see…
“Escape From Gravity”
[…] http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/03/09/flash-fiction-challenge-ive-chosen-your-words/ […]
I give you:
And… the angels are back.
[…] Wendig chose my words – Beast, cape, dinosaur, finger, gate, insult, justice, paradise, research, […]
The World’s Deadliest Hunt.
[…] Fiction: Justice Dove and the Sparrow March 12, 2012Posted by Jim Franklin This weeks Flash Fiction Challenge was a little trickier than others I’ve done. Chuck randomly selected 20 words and we had to […]
Here’s my entry. A little comic tale called… ‘Justice Dove and the Sparrow’
In full view and secretly cheered.
A twist on an old story. WARNING: Implied sexual content. If you’re sensitive to that sort of thing, don’t read the story. You have been warned.
It would help if I put the link up there, huh?
warning still applies!
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[…] Written for the I’ve Chosen Your Words Terrible Minds flash fiction challenge. […]
This was a difficult one, but I managed something in the end:
I used Anthony’s approach and took a random selection: sparrow, gate, paradise, scream, fever, finger, research, insult, university, beast.
My offering: http://lesannberry.com/2012/03/the-beast-within.html
[…] Wendig has done it again. This flash fiction challenge has been the hardest one for me yet. The challenge was to write a story (1000 words or less) and […]
Thanks, Chuck. Tough one.
Mine isn’t hosted on my own blog, as it’s part of a project in which I am writing a short story every week, all hosted in different places. It’s called “A Rare Find” and includes the words: research, insult, brooch, beast, fever, university, mattress, tornado, finger and moth. Phew!
It’s posted here: http://eightcuts.com/2012/03/13/split-worlds/
Thanks! Em x
Here we go. Read the tale of why Frank Leonard must die…
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[…] is my first real post and my first attempt at Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction challenge over at Terrible Minds. From a list of twenty words pick ten and go. Here’s what I’ve got, using sparrow, […]
My first post here, and my first post on my first blog. It’s like a bowl of cherries.
Beast, brooch, cape, dove, finger, flea, gate, research, mattress, finger.
Did you ever have that feeling that you’ve met someone before?
A nice challenge this week! Thanks!
I put the word list in the randomizer and the top of it looked like this:
Could you resist that title? I couldn’t.
No story today.
Life got in the way.
Just getting it in — nothing like last minute inspiration. Posted at my writing tumblr and well short of 1000 words (barely 300, this time). My words were:
This was the result:
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I called my story Shadows. I’ve bolded the words I used in the story.
You can find it here. All feedback welcomed and appreciated.
Oops – almost lost track of the time. I like where this idea went for me, I plan on taking it further, after some research.
At the deadline!!!
[…] I’ll be squeaking this in just at the deadline. You can read more about the challenge here. My 10 words were: Beast, fever, finger, flea, gate, insult, justice, mattress,paradise, […]
[…] It’s really easy to fall out of a habit you’re not used to. And before you know it, 3 months have passed and you haven’t written a thing. The following is a poor bit of flash fiction using ten random words. The original challenge is at terribleminds.com: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/03/09/flash-fiction-challenge-ive-chosen-your-words/ […]