Flash Fiction Challenge: Picking Uncommon Apples

Last week’s challenge: From Sentence To Story.

It is apple season, people.

Apple season.


And with apple season comes a chance to sample a world of weird apples.

Uncommon apples.

Like, say, from this list grabbed at North Star Orchards here in PA.

I want you to look through this list.

You can use a random number generator if you like.

But pick three of these apples.

And include them — not apples themselves, necessarily, but the names of said apples — in your story. They can be included however you see fit: character names, place names, some other worldbuilding aspect, anything and any way you so choose.

You’ve got 1000 words.

Post at your online space.

Link back here.

Due by next Friday, noon, EST.

Pick your apples.

156 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Picking Uncommon Apples”

    • Wow. No paring needed :), that was beautiful.

      I remember the day I realized my kids were really the ones running the show (and one of them is a blue-eyed eleven-year-old girl, strangely enough).

  1. Everyone has written wonderful stories. I chose King Solomon, Malinda and Crown Prince Rudolph, then as I needed names, chose Reverend Morgan, Oliver, Lacy, Russet and Apple. A fairy tale popped into my mind. http://wp.me/p2AyuM-oG BTW. This will be live on Friday, as part of my Friday Flash Fiction blog post.

  2. I loved this prompt. I went with the RNG and got: Macoun, Orleans Reinette and Golden Pearmain. There are two ways to navigate to the story, as I have a rather odd blog set up. The direct post is: http://wp.me/p5bJIc-n

    This is only the second story I’ve ever written and I LONG for constructive criticism! Please feel free to comment. (If you can’t get people to tell you how badly your writing sucks on the Internet, where can you?! 🙂 )

    I am also enjoying reading through the stories everyone else has posted but I’m going to be slow at it due to, ya know, life.

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