Last week’s challenge: “Cooperative Cliffhanger, Part Two.”
Easy. All you have to do is randomize a title from the two columns. Each has ten items, so, roll a d10, or throw open a random number generator. Pick one from each column, and [Column One] [Column Two] is your title. You can throw “The” in front of it if you’re so inclined — e.g. “The Horse-Drawn Lighthouse,” or without it, “Crimson Bride.”
Then, write a story.
Post at your online space. Link back here.
Due by Friday, October 11th, noon EST.
Your columns are:
- Remote Control
- Dead Girl’s
161 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Roll For Your Title”
[…] latest random prompt for Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds blog is a random title generator. Pretty simple, I roll a couple ten siders (or use my dice app) and […]
So Orichalcum Slave was my random roll this week. Check it out. http://jonjeffersonauthor.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/orichalcum-slave/
This was my second roll, and my idea is quite divergent with yours. The ritualistic element of this is great.
Apocolypse Library. Happy with that.
To “The” or not to “The”, that is the question.
Crimson Mechanism. 🙂
I got Labyrinthine Sailor. And I have to admit, I kind of want to write more of this story …. http://andreaspeed.com/2013/flash-fic-challenge-labyrinthine-sailor/
Very unusual/creative/intriguing story. You SHOULD write more of it 🙂
Dead Girl’s Island. Feels appropriate for the season…
So, it was written yesterday and went up this morning. *Now* I can put the link up here 🙂
‘The Apocalypse Bride’ is on the loose – enjoy 🙂
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Not exactly what you were looking for. http://waitingonaword.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/chuck-wendigs-flash-fiction-challenge-fail/
Hee hee, funny stuff 🙂
Yeah, okay. I’ve got this.
Dead Girl’s Orchid. I had a lot of fun with this. First time accepting the challenge and won’t be the last, I’m sure.
Like it – nice tie-up at the end…
Thank you! I am happy you liked it. 🙂
A really different idea. I liked that a lot. A bit sad, but I like that in a story.
I’m new to this awesome blog, and this seemed like a lot of fun to do. 🙂
I got Dead Girl’s Orchid. So…here it goes:
I liked it. I so wanted to know what had happened to her, to them.
Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked it.
Enjoy. Crimson Bride. I did my best, I kinda found it difficult limiting myself to 1,000. Wanted to write more but I kinda like it so far. Got a few grammar errors in it I’m sure.
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It’s been a while, but I’m back!
I liked the imagery.
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My first attempt at one of these, I’d love any feedback!
[…] Chuck Wendig challenge once again. This was another roll of the dice. A two part rolls where you got one part of the title form two columns. I got Orichalcum Hive-Mind. Which, at first annoyed me, but then it seemed cool. […]
Orichalcum Hive-Mind – fun write this time around.
First-timer here! ‘The Forgotten Library’. Enjoy, fellow terrible minders…
The Remote Control Mechanism, 377 words: http://angel011.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/chuck-wendigs-flash-fiction-challenge-the-remote-control-mechanism/
Oh no – my link has disappeared! Was the story that bad the moderator refused it?!
The Forgotten Library at http://squidgesscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-forgotten-library.html
(PS – Apologies if this link is now posted twice…)
I liked it Katherine. I wish the world still saw books as the key to opening minds.
If only… Thanks for popping along to read x
The Apocalypse Lighthouse. 973 words. I hope you enjoy it.
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“The Orichalcum LIbrary” will go live in about 2 hours. I’m another who had to look it up… and I posted Wikipedia’s entry in the blog post, as I’m sure none of my followers will know either! There’s a little linky with one of our earlier genre mash-up challenges somewhere in there, too 🙂 1078 words. I hope.
I did a second roll and got Orichalcum Slave, and chose my first, but I think I will write the other another time. That being said, I had to look it up too!
Mine goes live in three hours; posting now so I don’t forget. I settled on “My Horse-drawn Shame,” which I suppose was a small cheat, since I added more than “the” to the title. So sue me! 1004 words, excluding the title. I almost got it carved down to size!
It’s good now.
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*rolls again for column two*
Forgotten Bride at: http://knotachance.tumblr.com/
Short but powerful.
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The Orichalcum Orchid
I thought this was sweet. 🙂
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I got a one and a two (insert Lawrence Welk joke here) for “Forgotten Mechanism” and my brain spat out this:
As always, comments and constructive criticisms are appreciated. Enjoy!
Near miss! Way to kill a relationship.
“Labyrinthine Hive-Mind” My story concluded at 473 words… Would love to hear what you guys think! http://margitsage.com/blog/2013/10/10/labyrinthine-hive-mind-terribleminds-friday-flash-challenge/
[…] on another of Chuck Wendig’s prompts, I rolled two 10s to get the above title. This is what came of […]
I went a little bit over the word limit.
I present Infinity Sailor: http://wp.me/p3kfa2-5b
Pretty cool! Had to see what direction you took with yours (I got the same thing). 🙂 I went with my current writing focus.
It’s always interesting to see where others go with theirs! I’m going to pop by, see what you made of it.
So I spun the dial and settled with “Apocalypse” and “Shame”. Combining these two choices I wrote a story whose theme is the exorcism of inner demons. Thematically touching on that theme is the reason I think some of us spend countless hours of time constructing word and sentence. I call it, “Apocalypse – Shame: A Prose of Loss Lament”. As always I am very interested in your honest feedback.
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Dear readers, I present to you “The Apocalypse Mechanism.” http://swordsoftheancients.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/the-apocalypse-mechanism/
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“The Orichalcum Bride”
“The Horse-Drawn Lighthouse”
I really like the angle you took with this one. Intrigued about what the ending meant. And I am envious of your surname.
Down to the wire: http://www.writerscarnival.ca/the-dead-girls-orchid/
Oh no i’m sad to have missed this one though is it still ok if i give the challenge a go on my own blog? sounds a lot of fun
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Okay! First timer here. I rolled a 2/3 and got “Devil’s Angel”. Almost too good? Anyway here it is. I would love some feedback. This is my first short story. I really struggled to edit it down to what it is.