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Trees are amazing. Trees are givers of life in many ways. Trees, like this one, can be weird or scary. Your job, this week, is to write a 1000-word piece of flash fiction about — you guessed it, a tree. A tree must be involved. It can be a character or a setting or some other part of the tale. It can be good or evil or neither of the two. It can be part of a horror story, a redemptive tale, a fantasy story, a crime narrative. Whatever you want.... Read The Rest →
So, every good story has an argument. It has more than a point-of-view — it has a point. Maybe it’s one you intend, maybe it’s one that crawls up out of the wet goop that is your unconscious mind. Who knows? Either way, the story exists and the story says something. It’s not an obvious thing. It’s more the plumbing behind the walls than the walls themselves. But it’s there. Whispering its message through the vents. That’s a story’s theme. Today, I’m going to give you a theme. And you’re (duh)... Read The Rest →
Given my choice of mid-day horror film (IT, which was great), I ask that today’s flash fiction challenge be a simple one: You have 1000 words to write a story about good versus evil. In whatever context you choose, in whatever genre you choose. Do that, and do it well. Post at your online space. Due here by September 15th (Fri), noon EST.
You have given us titles. You have given us opening lines. You have given us closing lines. Now it’s time to pick a batch and write some stories. The job is easy enough: choose (randomly if you like) a title, an opening line, a closing line, and then write a story with… well, do I need to explain it? Use the title, the opening line, the closing line. C’MON PEOPLE JEEZ. Length is — well, flash fiction is usually ~1000 words, but let’s forego any kind of length here and... Read The Rest →
Okay, last week I said, “come up with an opening line.” The week before that I said, “come up with a last line.” Now, I want a title. Then we will mash up all three challenges into one proper short story. For now, drop down into the comments, and I want: One five-word title. Just one. Not three words. Not six words. Five words. Due by Friday, September 1st, noon EST. Go.
Last week I asked you for the last sentence of a story. This week, I’m asking you for the first sentence of a different story. How this will work is this: Next week, I will pick ten of each, allowing you to then randomly choose from that selection for an opening and final sentence to a short story you’ll write. But that means we need another sentence that will start this unwritten story. So, get to doing that. You again have one week. Due by Friday, August 25th, noon EST.... Read The Rest →