Flash Fiction Challenge: A Story In Search Terms
I saw a great tweet this week.
Buy armor for cats
Cat jousting tournaments
How to stop armored cats
Cat army how to stop
national guard phone #
— Alone Shark (@AbrasiveGhost) April 26, 2015
Search terms tell a story. We’ve seen it used in advertisements. It sometimes plays as a joke on Twitter.
This is your challenge.
I want you to take six to ten search terms.
And I want you to tell a story with them. A narrative progression.
Short, simple, easy.
It can be funny, scary, tragic, whatever.
This time, there are stakes.
I’ll give away three physical copies of my upcoming Z-List Hackers Vs. Evil Government Surveillance Program novel, Zer0es. (This means you’ll need to be in the US to receive those copies unless you want to pay the shipping costs to receive the book elsewhere.)
I’ll pick my two favorites and choose one random winner, too.
You’ve got one entry.
One week to do it — due by next Friday (5/8), noon EST.
Put your story directly in the comments below.
Go forth and rock.
EDIT: Time to announce some winners!
Okay, these were hard because oh so many good ones.
Some were a little samey-samey — like, okay, sure, zombies and suicide and the standard progression. And a few were good but actually went past the rules — either entered more than once or went over 10 search terms. So: some disqualified themselves.
My favorites included but were not limited to:
Douglas Riggs, Elizabeth Mallory, Matt Perkins, Valerie Valdes, ABillyHiggins, Alissa Hodges, Thirstyfish, Tony J, Mrnswen. But, I have to pick two winners out of there.
So I’m going to do that with great pain and reluctance because so, so good.
simple plan for world domination
simpler plan for world domination
is beyonce world leader
alternative to world domination
how to become accountnt
what to do with broken dreams
And my second choice?
Best sex positions to satisfy men
Female why can’t I orgasm
What are Kegels
Meditation practices to open sacral chakra
How to know if you’re in love
Best way to break up with someone
Good bars near me
Date night ideas
Best sex positions to satisfy women
Engagement ring sizing chart
States where gay marriage is legal
And then, on a lark, I’m going to throw in two more winners, because so good:
Symptoms of toxic waste poisoning
Strongest weight lifted by a human
How to tell if something is bullet proof
Average amount of money in a bank vault
Average police response time
Private jet charters in my area
Best country to live in
Best country to live in with no extradition
How to defeat a superhero
how to tell if your spouse is cheating
can people change
can people change into bears
next full moon
how to build a safe room
what do bears eat
can a bear get a human pregnant
can a werebear get a human pregnant
bear gestation period
small bear cages
Then, we have one random winner:
Summer family party ideas
How to clear browser history permanently
Therapists on my insurance plan
All of you need to email me:
terribleminds at gmail dot com.
I’ll need a shipping address in the US where I can get you a copy of ZEROES!