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That title sounds like I’m shuttering the flash fiction challenges forever, but I promise, that’s not the case — no, instead, I want you to use that idea as this week’s prompt. What I mean is this: I want you to write the end of a long journey. That can mean whatever it needs to mean in the context of your story. The story can be any genre. The tricky bit here will be — how can you get in a beginning, a middle, and an end for what is... Read The Rest →
I’m going to give you ten one-word titles. You will pick one, either by choice or by random generator, to be the title of a piece of flash fiction for this week’s flash fiction challenge. You’ve got ~1000 words, due by Friday, April 7th, noon EST. Post the story online. Link back here. Here are the ten one-word titles. Do not combine them. Do not speak them aloud because they may be a magic spell or launch codes. CHOOSE. Holiday Undulate Juniper Jumper Permanence Ossuary Supernumerary Sidereal Bushcraft Tourmaline
For this week’s challenge, an odd sort. I want you to write a story of going against authority. That can mean whatever it means — but I want it to be a story with attitude, with a take-no-shit, have-no-fucks style. Whatever genre, whatever theme you want. Get rude. Be profane. Middle fingers up. Chaos and rebellion and whatever else you care to muster. Due by: noon on Friday, 3/31. Length: 1000 words Post at your online space. Give us a link below. Fuck yeah.
This week’s challenge: Gods and goddesses. Genre doesn’t matter, but I want you to write a story dealing with the divine. A deity! A demi-god! Whatever. Made-up or real, doesn’t matter. From the POV of the deity or from someone having to deal with said deity. Or maybe you wanna talk about a whole damn pantheon. Entirely up to you. Length: ~2000 words Due Date: 3/24/17, that Friday, noon EST. Write at your online space. Link back here. Go forth and confront the divine.
Today, a challenge to you: I want you to come up with your own monster. Not a vampire, not a werewolf, not a Loch Ness serpent or a Chupacabra. Something new. Something uniquely yours. You will create this creature and give it life inside a piece of flash fiction. Name it. Think about it in context of its environment. Make it a character all its own. You can write something horror, fantasy, sci-fi, or if you wanna take it for a more literary or literal spin, do so. It’s your monster.... Read The Rest →
Today, I’m going to give you a pair of themes. You will choose one, and write a story using that theme. 1. Doing a good thing sometimes means being evil. 2. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Two themes in opposition to each other. Choose one, write. Length: ~1000 words Due by: 3/10, Friday, noon EST Post at your online space. Give us a link. The usual.