Flash Fiction Challenge: Life Is Hell
Last week’s challenge: Five Random Words.
This week’s challenge is as straightforward or as oblique as you care to make it:
I want you to write a story about Hell.
Now, this can be a literal Hell.
It can be a literal Hell from actual religion.
It can be a Hell of your own design and desire.
It can be a metaphorical or figurative Hell.
The story needn’t take place in Hell — but it needs to touch on the idea or the metaphor in some way or fashion. Feel free to get creative with the idea — don’t feel constrained by precise definitions (though you can be, if you choose to be).
I put up this challenge as a bit of a nod to the fact that my own Hell-book, The Blue Blazes, is today a Kindle Daily Deal. (And here I’m shamelessly elbowing you to see if you care to check it out.) Plus, I’m writing the sequel, now, so I too will be writing about Hell this morning!
You’ve got 1000 words. Due in a week — in by noon EST on Friday, 4/11. Post the story at your online space, then drop a link back to that story in the comments below.
Welcome to Hell.
We have such sights to show you.