Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Song Title Palooza

Man, I didn’t do a flash fiction challenge last week, did I?


Anyway, this week, let’s make it easy. Go to your favorite music playing app or device, spin up a random song either of your own or from a service like Pandora.

The title of the song is now also the title of your story.

And you should listen to the song and take from it inspiration to tell the tale.

You’ve got 1000 words.

Post at your online space.

Link back here in the comments so we can all read it.

Due by next week — Friday the 20th, noon EST.

62 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Song Title Palooza”

  1. I thought you did it on purpose, on account of all the NaNers. Never confess your transgressions without being asked!

      • Thank you! I didn’t think it was my best as I’m not all that focused right now… my mojo got frightened away recently; and writing that flash fiction took so much effort… so happy you loved it. πŸ™‚

    • Very good. As I read, I’m playing the song and the tempo went right with your words. I must have had the timing down because as soon as I got to the part where he’s reaching for the cabinet, the music became sinister.

  2. Oh man, my personal library just spun up an old favorite: Elvis is Everywhere, by Mojo Nixon.

    I’ll be back in the thirty minutes or so it takes me to write this, lol.

  3. I got Gotta Keep Smiling by Scouting for Girls. I’ve only just realised I’m not sure how popular they’d be in the US. But hey, I found the song perfect: it was something I needed, and something I think everyone needs to hear. In the end, I didn’t write an actual story, and what I did write might not be the most fluid thing in the world. But it was something I felt I needed to write. So here it is:

    • Hi Yelle! I really like the song Accidentally in Love, so that’s the one of these I ended up reading. It’s a cute idea, a guy who thinks he’s supposed to find the right “traditional” girl! I don’t think there’s much of a story arc in it, though — as far as we can see, Walter’s in the same place at the beginning and end of the story.

      Also, now I REALLY want strawberry ice cream πŸ˜‰

      • Thanks! I tried to show that Walter accidently fell in love with a woman he was taught wasn’t the right person for him. Thanks again, I appreciate the feedback. πŸ™‚

  4. My song was “National Express”, by The Divine Comedy.

    I’m not … wildly in love with the result? It’s just not clicking for me, but hey, that’s what happens when you write a lot of stuff in order to get to the good stuff: sometimes you write bad stuff.


    (I got a free WP blog and it’s 9000% easier to format text pasted from Word than it was when I was just posting these on my Tumblr, praise Cheezus)

    • Ha! And this time when I decided I wanted to write from ONLY the title, I failed to read Chuick’s whole assignment, that we were supposed to write to the theme of the song. Oh well. I never was good at coloring within the lines.

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