Given my choice of mid-day horror film (IT, which was great), I ask that today’s flash fiction challenge be a simple one:
You have 1000 words to write a story about good versus evil. In whatever context you choose, in whatever genre you choose.
Do that, and do it well.
Post at your online space.
Due here by September 15th (Fri), noon EST.
63 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Good Vs. Evil”
There’s a fine line between good and evil… which is which?
More please! 🙂
Aaw.. so glad you enjoyed it! 😀
This is so well done. I’m like you and don’t believe in completely good vs. evil. I love the twist in this one! Kept my interest. I hope this is part of a bigger story.
I’m not sure yet… it just popped into my head and I went with it. I’ll have to see how I feel about it first. There might be more in the beginning.
Oh screw it. Everyone’s evil! Blargh!
I really liked this story. A nice twist on a classic trope!
Bwahahahahaaaa! Of course we all are! 😉
Thank you so much for your comment… just goes to show, we’re all twisted in our own little – and big – ways, right?? 😛
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https://thewritingsoflc.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/flash-fiction-challenge-good-vs-evil/ He needs to act calm and collected, if nothing it needs to be a good act. Think positive thoughts. Perhaps his aim will be off today and he might miss my head and instead shoot a hole in the wall. Right.
Nice! It had me sweating too!
I liked this. Well done.
Oh the tension! So palpable. So delicious. Great work on this!
I hope you enjoy. I had a hard time coming up with a story.
Whoa. Just whoa. Glad I took the time to read this today. That was great! It seems that along with good vs evil, everyone is also doing the personal apocalypse as revelation theme and yours was superb.
Thank you for the read! I appreciate the feedback.
The Southern vibe was there, and the ending made me shiver. Great story.
Thank you Sasm.
Good job! I enjoyed reading this one.
Thank you for reading is Skye!
Here’s what I whipped up. Trigger warning for violence and sexual assault but it’s nothing too obscene I hope.
Intense. I didn’t think it was obscene. I like what you did here. This story is packed with action, revenge, and intrigue. Well done.
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.
Dude! I love it! The sexual assault wasn’t what I thought it was going to be… but well done!
I always get nervous writing that type of stuff so I’m glad you loved it!
How true – about how much to put in and leave out, right? And unless you have been through something like that, you never know what to say without freaking out the audience too much.
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Mine is the story of characters vs. their author. Who is good? Who is evil? YOU DECIDE.
This is hilarious. I love the pantsers. I’ve always been one. I don’t think either or evil, and in the end the characters always do what they want.
Some good laugh-out-loud moments for sure.
Dragon Battle for the Oasis with an authors note at the beginning.
I liked the battle between the dragons. I found the writing style unique, both being in first person.
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Well, it’s my first challenge; so feel free to critique me. 🙂
This piece left me thinking a lot about how we label our children. And how sometimes they live up to those expectations and sometimes they surprise us. What a great concept to explore. I want to know what was in that brochure and whether this is part of a larger story.
At first it wasn’t going to be, but there are so many things I cut out to keep it around 1000 words. I’m definitely going to keep working on this one!
Parents have a certain way of looking at their children throughout history; and this piece really struck me as something I can relate to. Being the youngest, my parents just don’t trust me in any way… don’t know why, they just don’t. My older brother can do anything, go anywhere, and be whatever he wants to be. However, when it comes to me, I get the feeling I’m being treated as though I’m like Lily in this piece…
yep, parents can’t control their children forever… but some of them try to.
Here’s “Sins”. At first I just couldn’t find a good idea to develop, until it came. Hope you like it.
Wow. I love the whole feeling of this piece. The words, the priest, the ending! Awesome.
Oh! Very good! I read it out aloud and could feel the shiver of how cold it was… loved it.
Thank you. Glad you liked it.
Well done. You evoked several different emotions, and I definitely felt for the priest. Good stuff.
I guess this is for me. I’m not sure I’d feel for the priest… perhaps I didn’t manage to convey exactly what happens there…
I think you did fine. I have two ideas about what is going on with the priest, and either way I feel for him, because there is torment there, and you do a good job showing it and building it up.
Thanks. I had one idea, but the reader can interpret as they see fit.
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The idea was in my head all week, but banged this out in an hour or so. Hope you like it: http://runnerskye.ca/flash-fiction-challenge-good-vs-evil/
I liked what you did here. I’m like you and don’t believe in purely good vs. purely evil. Great story. Kept my interest.
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Intriguing. I loved Mariana’s character. And I’m not so sure it was evil vs. evil. Maybe, but something good came from it.
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Ha! So funny. I loved this.
I wasn’t feeling on top of the world this week, so I didn’t really go all out on the subject. But I hope it’s food for thought.
Quite clever! Great job.
I’m a little late, but meh. ~200 words, somebody else can use my change.
I love this concept. And in so few words.
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