This one is going to be a bit different than the usual.
I want you to do the standard — write a story, keep it around 1000 words, post it at your blog, and link back here in the comments so we can all see it.
However, I want it to be a true story. Preferably, one that happened to you. Meaning, I’d like you to engage in a little creative non-fiction and write a story from your own life instead of something made up. The value of looking to our own experiences are myriad — while we should never ever feel trapped by the needless rigors of WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW, we should consider that advice as an occasional opportunity.
So, you have the rules.
Find a story from your life and write it. Keep it trim. Keep it vital. Make it awesome.
[edit: due in one week, as usual — by friday, oct 9th, noon est]
125 responses to “Flash (Non)Fiction Challenge: Tell A Story From Your Life”
[…] the awesome Chuck is having everyone tell a story from their life. I thought, “Hey, why the hell not?” […]
Nonfiction isn’t my greatest strength, but here it is anyway. http://natasharaulerson.com/2015/10/08/chuck-wendigs-creative-non-fiction-challenge/
When you are a ballet dancer and you get sick on stage:
This is the first time I’ve written this all down, and reading it, it seems made-up.
Rather a stark telling of an incident that still shakes me to the core.
Still pretty sure I’m going to get the car – https://sarahspelbring.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/flash-nonfiction-challenge-tell-a-story-from-your-life/
[…] Chuck Wendig, that word rascal, once again helped me focus and sit down and get something out. […]
Recently I’ve started writing about my time in the military. I posted this photo for #TBT and then noticed I still hadn’t participated in the challenge.
ON A SKOPJE BRIDGE:
I really liked your writing, and the subject matter just goes to prove that real life is stranger than fiction.
Nicely done! I liked your style, and the subject matter just goes to show that real life can be so much stranger than fiction!
Isn’t that the truth!
Thank you, kindly.
I nearly forgot to link this! I hope I had the idea right, later I thought it was supposed to be fiction based on real life experience but this is a real life experience… writing it brought it all back to me. Train Insanity.
A horse named Glory. The amazing things horses can tell us!
[…] week’s Chuck Wendig challenge– a bit of creative […]
A short (less than 400 words) little slice of life.
In which an opening act gets more of a reaction from the crowd than the headliner:
(sorry if this is a duplicate-I can’t tell if my first attempt is in moderation purgatory or if the new IE Edge browser just doesn’t play well with this site)
P.S. Here’s one of the bands’ recollection of the same evening. Not quite the same as mine, but similar: http://www.indexmagazine.com/interviews/the_melvins.shtml
Dorky Blue MaryJane Birkenstocks
I had forgotten about this, until a catch up talk with my mom and ‘Trex 2.0’
Late to the party as usual, my apologies. This was a fitting week for this challenge…here’s a bit of a recent tale: http://wp.me/p4FYXn-aS
Here’s mine: https://brdmusings.wordpress.com/. Better late than never, right?
https://notadowner.wordpress.com/ It’s called ‘Funerals’. Late, but y’know…