Last week’s challenge — “The Second Game Of Aspects” — is large and in-charge. Check it.
This week is pretty simple.
I picked a sentence out of this random sentence generator.
That sentence is: “A novice revenges the rhythm.”
It’s a weird fucking sentence, but I love it.
You will write a piece of flash fiction with this as a sentence contained within the story somewhere. First line, last line, in the middle — doesn’t matter where it shows up, but it better damn well be in there somewhere.
You have 1000 words.
You have one week (due by Friday the 28th, noon EST).
Write the story at your online space.
Link back here so we can all read it.
Sling some ink, word-killers.
30 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: A Novice Revenges The Rhythm”
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The Coyotes Were Here First:
Normally your stuff right away brings to mind an idea, the story starts unfolding before I have a chance to catch up to it. This one hit me like a toddler throwing food; interesting, but made me want to be somewhere else.
Not sure what I’ll do with it; if I’ll do anything with it. Who knows.
Maybe I’ll just write about this bearded guy who got a puppy.
War isn’t all shades of grey, you know…
Well that was a heck of a sentence, but I gave it the slightest twist to make it work. I hope it did.
Now that was fun.
This is called The Newby
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Interesting challenge! Not entirely sure I understand the sentence myself but here’s mine.
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I wrote a thing!
Not what I expected to write, but here it is anyway 🙂
Thank you for the challenge.
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I finally found a way of getting the sentence into a story, although it took a lot of time messing around with the scrabble letters.
I bring you…
Hope you like it.
That was an evil, evil sentence Chuck.
It took me a couple of days to work my mind around it, but I return triumphant!
Here is Communication Breakdown.
OK, thought I’d finally take a stab at one of these.
Ba da bing! Mine is a little… odd. Sorry about that. I may have taken a few liberties with orchestras and their anatomies.
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The Novice Conquers the Rhythm…”
(yes, the original phrase is in there too. But when I was tossing the story around in my head, I mangled the phrase to the above, and got the idea based on the mangling. But then I realized I had the phrase wrong, and resolving the disparity led to a story that didn’t have much in common with the original. But I like it anyway. )
I pushed myself with this story and wrote outside of my comfort zone. I took the sentence and made it a part of a rap battle. It was inspired from my experience of subbing in Cleveland schools.;
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Well, it took almost a week to get to it, but here’s mine!
“I a Novice”
I loved this challenge, and I have to admit that I kinda love the story I wrote as well. I give you the imaginatively titled:
Revenging the Rhythm
Aw hey, I gave it a shot. Check it.
It is a good sentence. And an interesting one to build a story around. Thanks!
Here’s “Ten Thousand Hours”
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Took me a couple of revisions to hit on the story I wanted, but here it is.
“The Rickshaw Boyz”: A talent scout unearths a pearl in the swine pen.
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Coming in just under the wire, I bring you “The Novice.”
A challenge to work that weird phrase in somehow – but challenges are fun!
Late again, but I had lots of fun with this one.