Flash Fiction Challenge: Yes I Know It’s Sunday Not Friday Shut Up

(Sorry folks — was without Internet for a couple-few days. We’re back on now, though.)

I’ll make this challenge easy, by which I mean, easy for me. Difficult for you.

I want you to write a story in the form of social media.

Meaning, I want your 1000 words to take the form of:

Twitter, Facebook, a blog post, Instagram, something, anything online.

Meaning, you will tell a fictional story using social media as the framing. You will post this at your blog or other online space, formatted accordingly — it’ll be due by next Friday, 2/5 at noon EST. Any genre will do. Be sure to link back here so we can all see what you wrote.

Now go do.

[EDIT: due to some confusion over the challenge, let me add a bit to clarify — what I mean is, you know how an epistolary work is fiction in the form of a letter to someone or some other document? Assume this to be a digital social media epistolary form. Your story should be written as if it takes place on social media — though, even e-mail could work. It is a fictional construct, a narrative that assumes the form of something other than straight prose. ]

62 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Yes I Know It’s Sunday Not Friday Shut Up”

  1. I’m sorry, I’m confused. You want 1000 words told as in a character is tweeting or blogging or instagramming or tumblring? Because just posting those 1K on a blog is …all of the challenges? So this is a fictional tale told through those things so I could make fake tweets on my blog from characters? Do I get to use back and forth? Sorry, just trying to make sense of it.

    • I’m not asking that you actually tweet a story (though that would also be an option) — but rather, write a story as if it takes place on Twitter or through the format of Twitter. Or any other social media: blog, FB, Tumblr, even email.

  2. Like Mariah, I’m a bit confused. I love the idea, but when we end up posting it you want it to look like some form of social media, correct? Sounds like a fun challenge, not sure how I’ll format that.

      • So happy you enjoyed it. Some of it was true … like the NYE party I went to and the Girl’s Day out…. while the rest of it was all made up. The sick old lady in unit 33 was true… but she’s not passed on – yet.

        People just keep to themselves so much in unit/townhouse complexes that sometimes you have to wonder, right? 😀

  3. I tried and never finished something like this 5 years ago. The story of a thief and his crew discovering a great adversary.

    It’s kind of weird reading old writing. *tries to burn down internet*

    Hopefully I can give it a better ending now than I could 5 years ago. The Twitter handle is @BaronIsaac if anyone wants to follow along.

  4. Oh i going to try this out.
    it is not only a good exercise but someone has published a book by doing this. Azraels stop. it was made using twitter, each tweet was its own story set in a lovely inn, which is frequented by death himself.

  5. Ever have one of those days when your character does all the talking? (Come on, admit it.) Anyway, my take on the challenge is a blog interview with one of my characters: A Blog Interview With Arekan Mor’a’stan. Here Arekan waxes on the value of social media and my marketing skills as an author.


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