An easy one. I’m giving you ten random titles chosen from various random generators about ye olde internet — pick one, let that be the title of your new story. Any genre will do, list at the bottom of the post.
Length: ~1000 words
Due by: Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Post at your online space, link back here.
(Note: I’ll be at ECCC next week, and so there won’t be a flash fic challenge.)
1. The Laughing Man
2. Voyagers in Flame
3. The History of Courage
4. Blue Serpent
5. Smooth Silk
6. The Princess’ Game
7. Ten Circuses
8. The Frozen Rat’s Foot
9. Into the Raw
10. The Leviathan in the Fog
47 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Choose A Title And Go”
#8: The Frozen Rat’s Foot
I already had an idea, and my random title just helped me find the ending. I hope you enjoy this haunting story inspired by David Bowie’s song “Ashes to Ashes.”
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I like several of these. Looking forward to writing. Thanks, Sir Wendigo.
Ummm… are you calling Chuck a mythical creature who lives in the forests and hunts humans? :O
Errr… yes… I believe this is what he is calling Chuck. It’s true, though, right? If not, I have been grossly mislead…
He is a Sir Wendigo. A mythical creature who lives in the forests and hunts humans who is also recognized gentry.
Oh….. okay… just checkin’ in there.
not tryin’ to make trouble… thought it might be a typo…. that’s all.
No worries friend 🙂
All good, hunny buns!
A little naughty, but fun!
I loved the dialogue in this!
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Your link comes back to here… it doesn’t go to your blog… thought to let you know.
thanks! i got cornfused.
My other contribution:
oops. my first contribution. i’ll get this right. and maybe you just need the pingback anyway.
I loved this. It made me laugh out loud.
Right off the bat, The Laughing Man spoke to me, or rather laughed at me. The happy bastard.
Amazingly done. I loved this.
Thanks Lauren. Am partial to Frozen Rat’s Foot myself, although I prefer it grilled rather than deep-fried.
I loved this concept. The dialogue was perfect and felt surprisingly natural given the concept.
I liked the name
I really like the short story challenges, as it’s good external stimulus when you’re in a funk.
PS thanks for all your work over the years Chuck, it makes the day worth it.
I misread the last one as “The Leviathan in the Frog” and was very excited about it.
You’re allowed to use the title you saw 🙂 It’s a prompt, not a contest!
Truth be told, I wrote this a couple of weeks back. But one of your titles fits the story very well, so here it is! Enjoy!
Went with “The Laughing Man”. Let me know what you think!
I rolled for a title. Got #5 “Smooth Silk”
My post is here: https://ruthfsimon.com/2018/02/27/smooth-silk-a-wendig-flash-fiction-challenge/
I got a Zero on a d10! http://slwhshorts.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-leviathan-in-fog.html
The Princess’s Game: What can go wrong when a bunch of rich, drunk, old men sit down to a game of D&D?
This is my first time participating in one of these. I just read “Damn Fine Story” And am trying to incorporate more short work into my writing routine
I chose Blue Serpent
The History of Courage. 1,000 words of sweet coming-of-age goodness. Please to enjoy.
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I saw “The Laughing Man” and simply couldn’t use another title.
Here’s “The Laughing Man”, a dystopian future and homage to Alan Moore and David Lloyd: https://medium.com/@VicenteLRuiz/the-laughing-man-727ce4a9b48e
As usual, coming in near the deadline. #10 worked for me, I think.
And…forgot the link! http://www.ninjalibrarian.com/2018/03/friday-flash-leviathan-in-fog.html
Even closer to the deadline, but with good excuses
Thanks for the prompts! Happy weekend to you all!
I had a lot of fun with this!
#7 Was my choice
I enjoyed this challenge. It inspired many story ideas.
Just call me Late Lemon…
I promise I will be on time one day…
Since the Windigo didn’t provide us with a new prompt this week, I picked another one here: http://www.ninjalibrarian.com/2018/03/friday-flash-princess-game.html