Flash Fiction Challenge: “The Opening Line, Part One Of Two”

Last week’s challenge: “Antag/Protag.” This is a two-part challenge. First part of the challenge is a part we’ve done here before: opening lines. I want you to write the opening sentence to a story. That’s it. Just the opening sentence. Can be suggestive of any genre. Should be no more than 50 words (and even that’s pretty long — you’re best keeping it roughly at “tweet” length). A good opening line is punchy. It may have a question implicit — or, at least, is itself a hook that will snare... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: “Antag/Protag”

Last week’s challenge? Must Love Time Travel. This week, I talked about what it takes to write an antagonist. And so it seems like a good time to connect a flash fiction challenge to it. Here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to write a flash fiction story, maximum 1000-words. You will write half of it from the perspective of a protagonist. You will write half of it from the perspective of the antagonist. As always, post your stories online, and drop a link in the comments below so... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: “Must Love Time Travel”

Last week’s challenge — “The Android and the Wondering Chamber.” Yesterday I had the fortune of interviewing Misters Hornshaw and Hurwitch (who sound the purveyors of fine meats) about their funny book on time travel (So You Created A Wormhole). As such, I thought, well, let’s carry the ball forward a little bit. You have 1000 words in which to write a story where “time travel” is a prominent feature. Anything and everything else can feature – As long as it has time travel. Post at your online space, then... Read The Rest →

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