Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part Two


First round is right here.

The rules are simple:

Look through the 200-word entries from last week.

Pick one.

Add another 200 words to the story.

(Easiest way forward is to copy the chosen 200 words to your own blog, then add the next 200. Don’t forget to link to your now 400-word story in the comments. Someone may want to continue the tale next week, for part three.)

You do not need to have participated in the first round to participate in this one.

Do not choose your own 200 words, because, c’mon.

Do not finish the story. This is a five-part fiction experiment: we’ll end the year with several 1000-word stories, each built out of 200-word chunks by you guys. This is a collaborative game. It is Whisper Down the Lane. It is Telephone. It should be very interesting by the end. One hopes.

You’ve got one week.

Due by Friday, December 6th, noon EST.

Join the narrative chain.


249 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part Two”

  1. Should people comment on the 200-word starts to let people know it’s already been used, or is this a case where it’s fine if multiple people grab the same 200-word beginning?

  2. […] This week, we chose someone else’s beginning and added our own 200 words. I chose this one, submitted by boydstun215. I picked this one because even though it was one of the first submissions I read, I could not stop thinking about it as I read through many more. I decided to be a bit tame, hopefully building up to something crazy/exciting/insane? Who knows? Hopefully I’ll find out next week if/when someone takes this one up and continues it. Here it is: […]

      • Hey, after you left us with his Mum attacking him, a chunk of his skull neatly being taken out… well, I had to use the knowledge of the brain that I know ( and being Epileptic, you do a lot of research into brains, what they can do and what we can do without inside the skull… and believe me, Delmer can do stuff, he’s jsut gotta start planning, plotting, scheming… πŸ™‚

    • I love it, love it, love it! πŸ™‚ I made my 200 ambiguous and mysterious so that the writer who decided to continue the story would have a lot of wiggle room to take the story anywhere. You’ve done a great job Dean plus you have maintained the air of mystery and ambiguity! πŸ™‚

  3. I picked up on Ken Crump’s story about a “real live corpse.” Here’s a link to my Part 2 contribution: http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/the-second-200-words-a-real-live-corpse/

    And if anyone is still looking for a part 1 to add to, I don’t think anyone has picked up on my part 1 yet: http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/whos-up-for-a-200-word-piggy-back-ride/
    I think it might be a thriller. I’m calling it “Making Merry,” but you may feel free to change the title as the story evolves. Happy writing everyone!

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