Last week’s challenge: “Twisted Love“
This week’s challenge is simple enough.
Take a random song (use iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc. to accomplish this).
That random song’s title is now the title of your short flash fiction.
Now: write that flash fiction. Once again: 1000 words. Any genre will do. Post it at your online space, link back here in the comments. Due by next Friday, February 28th, noon EST.
That’s it. Whaddya waiting for?
131 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Song Challenge”
[…] you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.This is another entry for the Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction challenge that usually happens on Fridays, but since I was too busy drinking on Friday and […]
Man, I hate being late to the show.
I present: Fauna (from Autumn’s Grey Solace)
iTunes graciously delivered me “Missing” by Evanescence. Comments and feedback welcome. http://liferunningfree.blogspot.com/2014/02/missing.html
I can’t recommend using the track length (2:35 min) as the word count (235 words) enough. This is a writing exercise I have used many, many times.
[…] Random Song Challenge had me shuffle my music, and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ “When I Change Your […]
“When I Change Your Mind” by the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies started swing-dancing with all of the Netrunner I’ve been playing lately, and this is the result. http://www.blueinkalchemy.com/2014/02/24/flash-fiction-when-i-change-your-mind/
I hope I have time to participate this week but I thought I needed to share that the random song that came up for me was Sex on Fire….. this could get interesting
[…] Across the Bridge Jon Jefferson February 24, 2014 Across the Bridge2014-02-24T20:42:53+00:00 Fantasy, Misadventures in Strange Places No Comment I warn you now, this week seems to be the week of bizarro fiction. Sure it started with the demon accountants on Friday. Well it carried over to today. This story started out innocently enough as a random song pick prompt. This isn’t new Chuck Wendig has done this prompt in the past on his Terribleminds blog. […]
This time around I ended up in some bizarro fiction.
Song randomly chosen was “None” by Southwire. Enjoyed having to make something out of one little word, and here it is:
Song: Bad Moon Rising
Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
[…] week’s Chuck Wendig Challenge. I made a habit of doing a lot of these last year, and all more or less within spec. I’ve […]
Song: Painted Serenity Death
I have a quick question. Can the story be up to 1000 words or 1000 words period?
[…] week’s Flash Fiction Challenge was to choose a song title at random and make that the title of your story. The great god […]
I got Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown’s “Bits and Pieces.” Here’s 1000 words on the button, about a contract killer looking to change careers.
[…] flash fiction piece inspired by author Chuck Wendig’s random song prompt, which can be found here. As per the rules, the title is the same as the title of the song that came up on my iPod’s […]
I got “Nymphetamine” by Cradle of Filth…so I guess I had to make it a little perverted.
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I’m late, aren’t I? I am. Sorry, my computer crashed & it took me a while to find where the computer auto-saves too. Well, three days ago. I suck. I also got Kanye West’s “Bound 2”, which is weird, but anyway – here:
[…] haven’t done a Friday Flash Fiction Challenge in a while because (a) I haven’t been inspired lately and (b) I fell off the blog wagon for a […]
I’m later than usual but I actually found some inspiration for this one. Check out “Circus” here:
Really beautifully done. Everyone should come take a look at this!
Thanks so much Rebecca!!
Funny, given your latest post, but I got “Sympathy for the Devil” 🙂
Goes live in 2 hours.
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Just went live with “Have You Seen the Rain?”
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Yeah! I am not late for a change!
I give you 1070 words of family dysfunction.
[…] back and do them for funsies at some point. This week I decided that yes, yes, I really must write. The topic: take a random song title, whichever iTunes or whatever spits out, and use that as the title of […]
My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence and the Machine.
Works. This song always makes me feel disjointed. Let’s see if I was able to transfer that.
[…] Thursday, the day I normally post my entry for Wonderful Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge – but I’m on the road, in Texas, thinking very non-fiction-writing thoughts and doing […]
I’m on the road in Texas, but Chuck keeps telling us, “THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT WRITING!!” so here it is. My song was Sugarland’s “Down In Mississippi,” which I of course twisted around into something completely different. As one does. As always, comments and constructive criticisms are welcomed.
[…] Written for the haunting image above, as well as for Chuck Wendig’s Random Song Challenge. […]
Here’s mine, just in time, I’d wager – I used the Regurgitator song Young Bodies Heal Quickly and tried to write some military sci-fi, for a change (and a challenge.) Let me know what you think of Young Bodies Heal Quickly
Better almost late than never, right? I got the Blind Melon song “No Rain”
I love that song.
Me too! It played in my head all week as I tried to write my story.
Hi All – My first flash fiction challenge
Here’s my entry, a little late due to being crap with deadlines. http://wp.me/p48Jn4-3u
This story wanted me to take my time with it, so it only wrapped up today, but here it is:
Going North http://prose.smoph.org/2014/03/02/going-north/
Welcome Mike! Interesting premise and a great first offering.
[…] photograph and a comatose patient. The title of this piece is also unintentionally related to a previous flash fiction challenge which I had not attempted then. It is a play on the title of an album by BT, These Hopeful […]
[…] flash fiction brought to you by Chuck Wendig over at terribleminds. The challenge this week was simple: bring up Pandora or iTunes on shuffle. Whatever song comes up […]