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Flash Fiction Challenge: A Five-Word Title

Your job this week is easy-peasy, oh-so-sleazy– (Okay, not that sleazy.) Go into the comments, come up with a title* comprising five words. Not four. Not six. Not one. Five words exactly. Pop that sucker in the comments, and next week I’ll grab ten of them and that’ll form the basis of the challenge the following week. Get it? Got it? Good. Due by next Friday, noon. Ramblers, let’s get ramblin. * a title = one title, not several, thanks

Flash Fiction Challenge: Ten Random Titles

Always a fun one — Ten random titles. I give you a list. (Gotten from a random title generator online.) You pick (or randomly choose) a favorite. Write a story. Fun and easy. I mean, y’know. “Easy.” List at the bottom of the post. Length of story: ~1000 words Due by: Friday, June 16th, noon EST The List Of Titles The Secret Gift Wave of Destruction Laughing Lights The Thief of Moons The Thorn of Prophecy Each Game The Nobody The Unwilling Word A Year of Bodies Cleaning Up The... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: Invasive Species

This week, the paperback of Invasive landed. Presently, I am in a shed that has once again, in a timely fashion, become a staging ground for gigantic carpenter ants. I have two above my head right now. I had three above my head five minutes ago, but one literally dropped down onto my hand as I was typing an email. So, I figure that makes a good flash fiction challenge. The book is called Invasive. The idea is, in part, about invasive species. So, write about that. In whatever capacity you so choose. Take... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: Fire-Owls, Magic Bands, Wizard Vans, Otter Gods

Go to this tweet. That begins a series of Choose Your Own Adventure-style tweets (currently at this point, posted yesterday). I’ve been doing it since before the new year, though some of the early ones didn’t thread, but these do, so you should be able to look through the whole thing on a single web- or app-client. I want you to go through those, and base some flash fiction off of any part of the completely deranged fantasy thread going on there. You can be faithful to it or stray wildly... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: X Versus Z, Redux

Another classic challenge, of which I am a fan. Way this works is, below you will find two tables — X and Y! — and you will pick (or randomly draw) from those tables. That will leave you with a set of X versus Y — and from there, you will write a piece of flash fiction based on that parameter set. You can even use the match up (SKELETONS VS. SCIENTISTS!) as the title to the work, or come up with a new title. Length: ~2000 words Due by: 5/26,... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: The SubGenre Smash-And-Grab

AND WE’RE BACK. And we return with an old favorite. We shall make subgenres dance together for our whims. I will give you 20 subgenres. You will pick two from the list either using a d20 or random number generator (or use monkey knuckles or coffee grounds or whatever), then you will write a short story that mashes up those two subgenres. Length: We’ll say 1500 words. Due by: Next Friday (5/19), noon EST. Post at your online space. Link to it in the comments below. So we can all read it! THE SUBGENRE LIST: Political... Read The Rest →

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