Last week’s challenge is — “Scary Story In Three Sentences.” Check it.
I’m going to give you ten “ingredients” for a story.
You will choose five of them and write a ~1000 word story based on those five.
Your tale is due by October 26th at noon, EST.
Post at your online space, then link back here.
Here, then, are the ten potential ingredients. Choose wisely.
A Mysterious Rabbit
An Unborn Child
A Missing Corpse
A Broken Music Box
An Ancient Curse
A Half-Burned Notebook
A Sudden Storm
An Indestructible Tree
A Venomous Creature
An Impossible Doorway
38 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Five Ingredients Make A Story”
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A Half-Burned Notebook, A Missing Corpse, A Venomous Creature, A Mysterious Rabbit
…..sweet jesus, my mind is on fire.
p.s. i’ve set up a post that’ll give a random selection of these to anyone who wants them at:
I”m pretty sure you could get Bunnicula out of that list with ease. Maybe the rabbit’s just stuck in my brain and I can’t move on…
[…] Desert Music October 19, 2012 Contest Entries, Fiction, Writing No comments For this weeks flash fiction challenge at Terribleminds.com we were given a list of ten ‘ingredients’ that could be used in […]
Here’s my entry: Desert Music.
I used ‘A Missing Corpse’, ‘A Broken Music Box’, ‘An Ancient Curse’, ‘A Half-Burned Notebook’ and ‘A Venomous Creature’.
I think I covered everything. I hope you like it.
Weekend! This is called An Ancient Curse.
and / or: A Mysterious Rabbit, A Sudden Storm, An Indestructible Tree, An Unborn Child
…but I thought you already *had* a copy of my book?
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Okay, so I took:
A half-burned notebook, a missing corpse, an indestructible tree, a broken music box and an impossible door.
I give you The Tree of Life:
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Ingredients: A mysterious rabbit; a venomous creature; a missing corpse; an indestructible tree; a sudden storm.
The Forever Tree
A mysterious rabbit, a broken music box, an ancient curse, a sudden storm, an impossible doorway.
*mixes ingredients in brain with magic-brain-spoon*
And I give you, The Prince.
I used broken music box, half-burned notebook, an ancient curse, an impossible doorway and a sudden storm.
My story is here under Sample Writings: http://www.gaelicfairie.webs.com
Oh my goodness. I had this all set up neatly. My five ingredients were : an unborn child; an ancient curse; a half-burned notebook; a broken music-box; and an impossible doorway. Perfect, great.
Only trouble is, the story is now up to 2,300 words and still going strong. So once again, many thanks for the prompt, Chuck, but the story is no longer flash and I won’t post it to my site but instead I’ll try to find a market for it.
Loved this one, Chuck, thank you for the opportunity. Ingredients include: A Missing Corpse; A Half-Burned Notebook; An Indestructible Tree; An Ancient Curse; A Sudden Storm.
Here is “The Extraordinary Rendition” — http://warnerkirby.blogs.com/clintonaut/2012/10/the-extraordinary-rendition.html
For the first time, a flash fiction that continues the previous flash fiction. Unfortunately, no title.
A Sudden Storm. A Missing Corpse. A Half-Burned Notebook. An Ancient Curse. An Impossible Door.
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I used A Sudden Storm, A Mysterious Rabbit, An Unborn Child, and took inspiration from A Broken Music Box. I couldn’t manage a fifth. Forgive me m(_ _)m
I give you, Working Musician:
Aunt Imelda’s Legacy 🙂
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unborn child, missing corpse, half-burned notebook, ancient curse and impossible doorway.
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I picked: A Mysterious Rabbit, An Unborn Child, An Ancient Curse, A Sudden Storm, and An Indestructible Tree.
I mushed them all together and came up with this.
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This story started in one direction, then veered off in an entirely new one. Not sure exactly what planet my brain was on while I was writing it.
My ingredients: An unborn child, a missing corpse, a broken music box, a half-burned notebook, and a venomous creature.
The result: A Crime of Passion
Story is done but have been fighting with Typepad and browsing over formatting for the last hour
Here’s a link – appearance may vary.
An Impossible Doorway, an Ancient Curse, a Half-Burned Notebook, an Indestructible Tree, and a Sudden Storm.
About 1000 Words.
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And here is my story which I made from the ingredients :
A broken music box, an unborn child, a sudden storm and an ancient curse.
I hope I’m not too late with it and I hope you all enjoy it:D
Well, I finished mine, but at 1800 words it was too long.
So, for a change of pace, I decided to submit it instead. First submission in 2 years, second in the last 5 or 6 years. Sure, why not.
If it gets published, the blog gets a shoutout.
I ask you, how can a publisher refuse a story that features a lisping rabbit?