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Flash Fiction Challenge: Randomize Your Title And Write

Get yourself a d20 or a random number generator.

And let’s randomize a title.

Way this works is how it always works: you have two tables below, and you randomize once for each table, and then smash those two words together and TA-DA you have a title. You can add “the” in there or pluralize or make some words possessive — feel free to make other very minor tweaks to the title that results. So, in other words, you might get Dead Orchard, which you could change to The Dead Orchard or Dead Orchards… or even The Dead’s Orchard. Hell, if you even want to flip ’em the other way — The Orchard Dead — go for it.

Then, use that new title to write a story — we’ll say under 2000 words — and post that story to your blog. Then drop a link here so we can all go dig it. Due by next Friday, April 15th, noon EST.

The two tables are:

Title Word #1

  1. Arsonist’s
  2. Screaming
  3. Pegasus
  4. Haunted
  5. Eight
  6. Gear-tooth
  7. Cracked
  8. Monster’s
  9. Carnivore
  10. Chef’s
  11. Venomous
  12. Lost
  13. Robot
  14. Seven Days Of
  15. After
  16. Copper
  17. Esmerelda’s
  18. Dead
  19. Binary
  20. City of

Title Word #2

  1. Corpse
  2. Daughter
  3. Locket
  4. Debt
  5. Dungeon
  6. Parade
  7. Tempest
  8. Coast
  9. Widget
  10. Warning
  11. Houses
  12. Scandal
  13. Flywheel
  14. Orchard
  15. Fang
  16. Intelligence
  17. Eschaton
  18. Riot
  19. Run
  20. Zero