Did a big-ass storytelling thread today about people’s complicated reactions to THE LAST JEDI (don’t worry, next week it’ll be Marvel) — and I’m fascinated by the ideas of how we see heroism, and how hero characters are complicated or changed or tarnished — and the costs of sacrifice that have to go into being a hero.
So, that’s your angle this week —
Explore the complications of heroism.
Length: ~1000 words
Due by: May (the) 4th, Friday, noon EST
Post at your online space.
Give us a link to it.
38 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The Complications Of Heroism”
Here’s my contribution.
Nothing comes up… just a blank wordpress.. please try to upload it again.
Ok. Weird. Here’s a working link.
I like this one. Brought me into the world of people we’ve just commemorated here in Australia for ANZAC Day – thank you for making me understand their mind-set better.
I also really liked this story! Your protagonist was very real and I love all of the details that you were able to work in. Nice work!
Oh, nicely done.
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Only 700 words. I kept taking words out instead of putting them in. Making up for last time I suppose.
Great. It didn’t link. My bad.
Oh I liked this!
Argh, the hard part here will be coming up with something to say that I didn’t say in my short Avengers fanfic on this exact topic. (I feel that recycling previous work is Probably Cheating.)
That got through my think-cogs a lot faster than is usual, at an aerodynamic 844 words:
A little under 1,000 – I did well… and a day or so ago, I did another one because we missed out on one last week. 😀
enjoy them both! 😀
the link doesn’t take us anywhere.
Popped in a bit over a thousand words. It took me a while to get a good idea, but I’m happy with how it turned out.
Inspired by The Dark Knight Returns. Please to enjoy!
They Could Be Heroes, 993 words. Please enjoy.
And if you like, surf around on the site for the story I wrote and rejected for this challenge, The Order of the Cerberus. Thanks for reading!
Mine is only 500 words, thinking about actually writing this. https://authoressconfessions.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/pilot-sea-reapers/
May the 4th be with you! Just wanted to put that out there and reserve my spot while I heroically write my piece.
I tried. 1400 words. Couldn’t edit any more out of it. Anyway, it’s my first submission here, so enjoy! https://bradnonmhumphreys.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-hero.html
Nice work — I enjoyed this. Thanks for submitting here.
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Since I write more creative non-fiction, here is my take on the complications of heroism. 971 words.
There we go, I managed a thing after all. “No More Heroes”
What an awesome challenge!
Here is my piece. First time posting here and excited to share this with you!
And May the 4th be with everyone 😉
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Right on time! A soldier earns triumph on the battlefield, only to feel victor’s guilt.
Just under the gun!