Flash Fiction Challenge: Write What You Know

Last week’s challenge: “Inspiration From Inexplicable Photos

This challenge is a little different from all the others.

It plays off that oft-slung chestnut of writing wisdom, “Write what you know.”

In this case, I want you to do exactly that — but with a twist.

I want you to grab an event from your life. Then I want you to write about it through a fictional, genre interpretation — changing the event from your life to suit the story you’re telling. So, maybe you write about your first hunting trip between father-and-son, but you reinterpret that as a king taking his youngest out to hunt dragons. Or, you take events from your Prom (“I caught my boyfriend cheating on me in the science lab”) and spin it so that the event happens at the same time a slasher killer is making literal mincemeat of the Prom King and Queen.

Take true life.

Reimagine it through the lens of fiction.

You’ve got 1000 words.

Post your story on your site, link back here.

Due by Friday the 22nd, noon EST.

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