Flash Fiction Challenge: The Android And The Wondering Chamber

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, but I like it.

So, your flash fiction challenge should utilize this sentence.

In fact, it should be your opening sentence.

After that, you’ve got up to 1000 words to tell the story, whatever that story may be.

Post online at your space, then drop a link here so we can all see it.

Due by Friday July 20th at noon EST.

57 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The Android And The Wondering Chamber”

  1. Chuck! Why are all these women having babies… shame on you.

    Actually, too many distractions and I couldn’t get the android thing going. Better luck next week. Good writing, all.

  2. I somehow missed the point of making it the opening sentence. Sorry. But I normally don’t write on Saturdays — that’s editing day or nothing day. So, the fact that I wrote is a good thing.

  3. […] For this challenge…I don’t know. The first sentence? That’s the challenge. Make that the first sentence. Geez, I hope I didn’t have to make it the title, also. To see more of these stories, roll your R2-D2 ass over here: Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge: The Android and the Wondering Chamber […]

  4. Originally I was going to skip over this challenge, because, quite frankly, it seemed a little silly.
    But then I had an idea, completely separate from this challenge, and I wondered if it was enough to build into a full story–maybe a short, or a novella. Maybe it is. The whole reason I wrote this for the challenge is so I wouldn’t forget it, so it was serendipitous that it actually ties in quite well with the challenge. Is it random? Is it luck?

    The Reverse Turing Test

  5. […] This piece was inspired–if that’s right the word–by a flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig over at Terribleminds.com. My approach is a bit of a double Kobayashi Maru, but that’s how I roll, as they say. (“Who SAYS that??”) The first sentence is the challenge. Anyway, if you want the details they’re over here. […]

  6. This is a bit of a double Kobayashi Maru, but so it goes. Thanks for the challenge, it was fun, and I also thought it was time I put something in the hat.

    Two travelers get punk’d by an ancient inscription. It’s called “Fuck Harry Potter.” Here it is: http://nathanzalman.com/?p=635

    Oh, and by the way… Mister Crankypants says “Thanks, great answer!”

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