Last week’s challenge: “Opening Lines, Revealed.” This week’s flash fiction challenge is quite simple: Pick one of the following five settings/situations and write about it. That’s it. OH SO EASY. The five are: In the middle of a prison riot. Chinatown during a hurricane. In the Martian suburbs celebrating the Red Planet’s independence. In a […]
I wanted lines that told multiple potential stories. Meaning, a writer could read it and find a world of stories coming out of that one line — not just the one obvious one, say. Some lines were very specific to a genre or to an event and so I hesitated using them, despite their inherent awesomeness.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week’s challenge? “The Fairy Tale Upgrade.” A few weeks back I was playing with that random sentence generator used in another flash fiction challenge, and I got what was, for me, a truly fascinating story-inspiring sentence. That sentence: “The noticed android walks past a wondering chamber.” I don’t know what the fuck that means, […]