Flash Fiction Challenge: WTF Is This Thing?

Last week’s challenge: “Choose Your Setting.”

See this article?

I love it. Totally bizarre. Utterly unexplained.

Probably something boring, but that’s not our area of expertise.

We are writers and storytellers. It is our job to explain. And more importantly, to make stuff totally awesome. So, your job is: write a ~1000 short story of any genre including and explaining this weird little web-towers. You’ve got till next week to get it done, due by Friday the 13th at noon EST. Write the story at your online space, link back here so we all can read it.

Include it. Explain it (to whatever degree you are comfortable). What is it? What made it? Where does it come from? What is its purpose? What madness is this?

Go forth and write.

See you on the other side.

95 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: WTF Is This Thing?”

  1. http://youcantgoback-andotherimpossibilities.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/curiosity-killed-cat.html

    Okay… I’ve written a story that’s kinda weird. But the article said it might have been built by a butterfly – so I went with that. I did a painting called ’18 Butterflies’ and had to find out about the critters… they can’t see and are mostly deaf. So, they see through their feet, hear through their antenna and fly through wind currents through the hair on their bodies… amazing little creatures. Amazing as most butterflies have a life span of 3 days to 2 weeks… 🙂

  2. A lot of us took fantastical, or strange directions on this, so I’m glad someone went with a straight up story explaining these little mysteries. I especially liked the ending explaining why humans hadn’t seen them before.

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