Flash Fiction Challenge: The Random Fantasy Character Generator

Last week’s challenge: “Smashing Sub-Genres.”

Ah, first a bit of administrative: I have finally picked my favorite “opening line” story from way back when (SO MANY ENTRIES, and so many good entries, too), and I’m gonna toss the ring onto the hat of Valerie Valdes. Valerie! You should email me at terribleminds at gmail dot com.

Now, onto the challenge.

I admit that I’m kind of a sucker for random generators of various types and stripes. And so I point you to this one — “Fantasy Character Concept” generator.

Click that, you’ll get five different concepts. (Example: “A desperate air pilot is trying to get a date.”) It gives you that short little bit about the character and part of their conflict or desire. Simple, elegant, and ripe for the picking in terms of a flash fiction challenge.

Choose one of those random concepts.

Write a story (~1000 words) about that character.

Post at your online space.

Link back here.

You’ve got one week — due by Friday the 24th, noon EST.

Please to enjoy.

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