Real estate is fascinating. The buying and selling of houses. The buying and selling of homes — not just a place you rest your head, but for some, your heart. And then there’s the potentially criminal aspect. Or the callous capitalist aspect.
And then if you contextualize it across genres — real estate horror, real estate sci-fi, real estate in fantasy, what the hell does that look like?
I dunno. You tell me.
Your job this week is to write about real estate.
In some way.
In some fashion.
Make this strange topic interesting in whatever context you find interesting.
Length: ~1000 words.
Due by: Friday, May 18th, noon EST
Post the story at your online space.
Drop a link to said story in the comments.
47 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Real Estate”
I took a sci-fi angle on this one.
I left a comment on your blog. I enjoyed this one a lot.
Hey Allison! I really enjoyed your story and the name of the new planet. Nice ending!
A little over 1,000 word mark – but it’s worth it.
Hey Mozette. I liked your story. The suspense was great :). I left a comment on your blog. I look forward to reading more.
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Another feeble offering–
Great tension. Business is business is always business. But, what will happen with the Hengeri?…
That’s another story…suffice to say, they complicate the picture enormously. Thanks.
You’re welcome, Doug. 🙂
Wow! I strangely latched onto this one. Only gave it a couple of revisions before posting, though, so please excuse typos, etc. Enjoy!!! http://brandonmhumphreys.blogspot.com/2018/05/helen.html
Wow! I left a comment on your blog. I loved Kramer’s character.
Thanks, legreene515. I had fun writing him.
Amazing! Well-written and suspenseful. What inspired you? I subscribed to your blog, Brandon.
Thanks Ashleigh!! I think the inspiration came from my only experience as a homeowner and my work with realtors. I put just enough of my old house and the realtors I know into the setting and characters that the rest of the details just came easily. I also listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, so, ya know, murder and all. Thanks again for the comment and the subscription! I’ll check yours out soon!
Thanks, Brandon. I appreciate your comment on my story. What made you interested in true crime?
Creepy! Nice twist at the end.
I didn’t expect to be the first one out of the gate on this one, but here’s my submission, came in right above 1000 words.
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THERE’S A DEMON PORTAL IN OUR HOUSE 🙂 Fun! https://authoressconfessions.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/theres-a-demon-portal-in-our-house/
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Sorry, I made an error with the link on my previous post. Please use this one instead. https://jessopcj.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/the-day-the-dragons-came/ Much appreciated!
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Here’s my contribution – No Country For Old Ghosts. http://andreaspeed.com/2018/flash-fiction-challenge-no-country-for-old-ghosts/
Trust you have as much fun reading as I did composing it. Please follow the above link to my website. The essay length is 1163 words.
I went with horror. The Spare Garage. 999 words…
“Morgan Starr, Home Inspector” is not at all about problems with my house. Not at all.
Sci-fi, to try and make up for my space opera silliness form last week. Feel free to read that one too, if you want, It was a good one! 1,000 words. Please to enjoy “Make Me An Offer”.
I liked this. I left a comment on your blog too.
Thanks for reading! Glad you liked it.
Here we go:
I like that, not what I was expecting at all.
Sci-fi horror, called “The Attic”. 967 words. I’ll leave comments on all of yours.
Ashleigh, this was amazing. I left a comment on your blog too. I loved it.
I don’t know what genre this is. Possibly literary fiction. A little bit of a twist in the middle. Overcoming the past.
I really enjoyed this. I hope you are chosen for the Master’s Review. 🙂
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Hi. I made myself promise to try one of the Flash Fictions, so here I am. Supernatural real estate. 1135 words.
I really enjoyed your work, Artemis. The POV was great and it was scary. Great job!
Here’s my little tale.
Not exactly the flashiest of flash fiction. But an excerpt is better than a blank page.
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So I cheated and wrote a short story (3,000 words). It’s a hillbilly horror about the property/real estate legal principal of adverse possession. Enjoy! https://moodynewts.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/adverse-possession/
A young man who spends his days on the docks of the slums flirts with a rowboat of passing noblewomen. ~400 words. Have a great weekend, writers!