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Flash Fiction Challenge: The Last Sentence Is Needed

Your task this week is simple: I want you to come up with a single sentence. Just one. No more than thirteen words long. This sentence is meant to be the end of a story. The last sentence. You can deposit this sentence in the comments below. Again: just one, please. Not a whole story. Just one sentence — the end to an as-yet-incomplete story. Do this by next Friday, the 18th, noon EST. Begin.

Flash Fiction Challenge: Behold The Magic Realism Bot

Someone suggested this one to me this week, and I sadly forget who (apologies!) — but there is a Twitter account called MAGICAL REALISM BOT. I don’t know if it’s really a bot or someone is actually creating or curating it, but it doesn’t matter. Because it is brilliant. Especially as fodder for flash fiction. So, go look at it. Pick a tweet. Write a short story based on that tweet. That’s it. Go do it. Length: ~1500 words Due by: Friday, August 11th, noon EST Post online. Give us... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: Slasher Movie Edition

So, given this interaction and also the release of Riley Sager’s FINAL GIRLS, I figure today’s flash fiction challenge would be cool if it played with the slasher movie story type — so, write a story that has something to do in some way with a slasher film narrative. (Think, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, so on, so forth.) It can be a horror story or not — feel free to play with this story type in the context of other genres. It also doesn’t need to be a slasher story... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: Inspired By InspiroBot!

I advise you to click here: INSPIROBOT. There, you will find the ability to generate algorithmic inspirational memes. Just like the one at the fore of this post. You can either: a) generate your own or b) use the one above. From there, design a piece of short fiction around that, um, “inspiration.” Use the text in the story if possible. Otherwise, just use it as a springboard to delightful story weirdness. Length: ~1000 words Due by: Friday, the 28th, noon EST Post at your online space. Link back here... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: There Is No Exit

Last night, I had a dream — no, no, not the one with Mrs. Butterscotch and the strap-on dildo covered in spray cheese. This one was a dream in which a phrase figured prominently: There is no exit. I don’t know why. I don’t know what it means. It probably doesn’t mean anything, because dreams are just your brain’s way of pooping. Anyway. I thought it would make a very good flash fiction challenge. So, incorporate that phrase — “There is no exit” — into the story. Either as a... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: Here Are Your Five-Word Titles

Last week, I said, gimme some five-word-titles. This week, I picked ten at random. They are: Dark Lords of Shining Sun Paper Cuts Make Good Bait You Don’t Steal My Shit Once There Was Far Music I Shouldn’t Have Swiped Right Ghosts of the Sea Queen Someone’s Dragon Is Double-Parked Outside The House No One Built Dear Robbie Benson, Save Me Time For Tea And Treachery Your job: Pick one or nab one at random. Then write a story using it. Length: ~1500 words Due by: Friday, July 7th, noon... Read The Rest →

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