Lot of power in those two words, and a lot of ways to interpret them.
I want you to take those two words, and use them as the basis for this week’s challenge — write a story using those two words as a springboard. Again, feel free to get creative — you don’t need to interpret these words in any one way, but however you choose, using whatever genre you like.
Length: ~1000 words
Due by: Friday, April 6th, noon EST
Post at your online space.
Link back here.
See you on the other side.
55 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: New Life”
Only 1055 words this time! I just might get the hang of this… https://wp.me/p4le2s-22P
Great job with the prompt. I enjoy reading about Steven, even though it can be a painful journey. I feel for him every time you write about him.
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I’m a little longer than usual… sorry. 😛
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1800 words – oopsies 🙂 https://authoressconfessions.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/flash-fiction-new-life/
A divine craftsman must defend his Last Creation from his greatest living Works of Art.
Whole idea of slipping into somebody else’s skin, whether literally or otherwise, fascinates me. Great jump-off, Chuck. http://grahamwho.com/grahamwrites/2018/04/02/flash-fiction-id/
What would you do if you WON a NEWWW LIIIFE?
Great job. I loved the twist at the end.
Nice! Existential uncertainty plus hope for the future.
Great work! Natural dialogue. Loved where it went behind the scenes of the show.
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Medieval fantasy switcheroo shenanigans: https://bookishleftishgibberish.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/new-life/
I created a quick wordpress site just so I could post this. I seem to have lost access to my old site I used. It has been a while.
Is anyone else getting the message “invalid security token” when they try to add a link?
If you are, contact Chuck via email and let him know… there might be a glitch on his site.
Try cleaning your browser cache and reloading the page.
Sorry, just catching up to this — yes, it’s a browser issue. Try another browser, or try updating current browser, or as Adan notes, try clearing cache!
I was working toward 2,000 words when I double-checked the prompt. Hope it doesn’t end too abruptly. And beware that cereal aisle! http://ruthfsimon.com/2018/04/04/flash-fiction-chuck-wendigs-new-life-prompt/
Have you ever felt like quitting your life and starting over? A New Life.
I love the opening paragraph, perfect description for that feeling!
Thanks Alix. And thanks for reading!
My submission is a nonfiction persuasive letter to my husband. If anyone else wants to read it can be found at http://slwhshorts.blogspot.com/2018/04/new-life-persuasive-letter-to-my-husband.html
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This one paired nicely with another prompt on Bree Salyer’s site. Here’s ‘Clean Home’: https://adanramie.com/clean-home-free-short-fiction/
A new life, for sure. I liked the details in this. I related to the character.
A failure at a whopping 1,800 words. My bad. Please enjoy anyway.
Rip Crowley in Fox Osage: Starlight
Amazing. I couldn’t stop reading. Great job, totally grabbed me. I loved your characters. They were so vivid.
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Jumping in on this… 🙂
Space! Robots! New Life! Oh my.
Well done! I enjoyed the ending.
I really loved the ending on this. Great piece.
Oooh, that was good. Unsettling, but good!
Really good! Oh my indeed.
That ending, like a gut punch to the soul
So good and so creepy, that’s probably exactly how that technology would play out.
Hi! First time I’ve participated in one of these. It was fun! The title is “Looking At Ourselves”. What if the universe weren’t this way?
Quite philosophical. I loved the use of bifurcation throughout. I had to read through several times, because I don’t know much about quantum theory.
Thanks for reading my first flash fiction! Yeah, I find that quantum theory and existential crises work well together. Makes for fun writing, if not always fun reading.
This was great! The conversation was a bit over my head intellectually, but I understood what they were getting at. I loved the reveal of what’s going on outside of their conversation, and how it adjusted the context of the dialogue.
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Greetings. i haven’t written here in about a year. I wrote about a new life via time travel in 581 words
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My story is called “Genesis”. It’s not what it sounds like though. Maybe. Please to enjoy.
My submission seems to have vanished
As you can see I have not been in the saddle for a while.
1000 words exactly. I liked it well enough after I finished it, but after letting it sit for a couple of days I just want to completely rewrite it. I’ll leave it the way it is for now though. I hope you enjoy.
Part of a much larger story that I can’t wait to tell –
A lot of great descriptions in your piece. Nicely done.
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Kept it short this time.
Happy Friday to you all!