First up, a little administrative work:
I picked the random winner from the last challenge, “The War On Christmas.”
BLUE LYNX is that winner.
Blue Lynx, contact me at terribleminds at gmail dot com. Kay? Kay.
With that outta the way, it’s time to BEGIN ANEW.
*dun dun dun*
Here’re the rules. I’m going to give you three categories. You will pick randomly from each category, maybe with a d10 or using a random number generator. From your choices, you’ll have 1000 words to write some flash fiction. Post this fiction at your online space. Link back here. Due by Friday, January 11th, at noon EST.
Here, then, are your categories:
- Fairytale Fantasy
- Post-Apocalyptic Horror
- Police Procedural
- Military Sci-Fi
- Conspiracy Fiction
- Southern Gothic
- An abandoned Wal-Mart
- An underwater alien ship
- The tropics
- A meth lab
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- On the surface of a comet
- A Nevada brothel
- Inside a virtual reality world
- A nightclub in Hell
- Talking animals
- Magical foodstuff
- A straight razor that never needs sharpening
- One or several time-travelers
- A vigilante
- A dead body
- A blizzard
- A mystery box
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My magic numbers are 7-8-4: Time travelers at a Dieselpunk Nevada brothel.
I got Military Sci-Fi (5), a Nevada Brothel (8) and a mystery box (10)…
I’ll be on that like the plague!
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Splatter punk story about a dead body at an abandoned Walmart. Gotta say, kinda stoked about this actually.
HNY to you Chuck and all the Wendigites. I’ve rolled the lists into my wp plugin that generates random choices and gives out the items rather than numbers.
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Wow so, I got the bug hard from my prompts and here’s mine: http://christwise.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/flash-fiction-challenge/
I thought that was lovely. I really enjoyed the sense of mystery and the bittersweet payoff.
Thank you so much!
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Well here we are my first piece of Flash Fiction for 2013, and I rolled ‘Splatterpunk’, ‘Abandoned Wall-Mart’ and ‘Talking Animals’.
Hope you like it. This is The Cat & Mouse Murders – http://writewayround.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/flash-fiction-the-cat-mouse-murders/
Splatter-y! Nicely done.
The last line had me laughing. Fun story!
This is it – http://fav.me/d5qebcs
It rocks, by the way.
(Not biased in any way.)
I can’t get to it unless I sign up for DeviantArt 🙁
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Challenge met and accepted. THOR SLAYMASTER’S SHOPPING SPREE.
(Superhero, Wal-Mart, blizzard, not that these things are important.)
That was fun, I loved the style of it, and it was very creative!
Fun story. I enjoyed the book burning lol
here is my contribution.
Fixed some spelling issues and my URL (Thats what I get for rushing)
That was very cool and weird, I really enjoyed it!
That Last Tear Drop
(I love prompts!)
Great story! I enjoyed the writing and found it sad and beautiful!
2-4-7. 2.Post-Apocalyptic Horror, in the Tropics, with a Vigilante. I don’t like the genre, so this will be a great exercise!
Oh wait… 4 is Limbo. I’m not sure I can pull off post-apocalyptic HORROR in limbo. I call reroll! …3,7,2. A superhero on a comet with magical foodstuffs. Molllified, for now.
And now… “Quick Fix” by me. http://danzierlea.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/magic-food/ It’s about magic food, a superhero, and a comet. Let me know if you all like it.
AND in the spirit of neither being nor appearing to be a cheating cheat-faced cheater, I give you “Danced to Death.” http://danzierlea.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/part-2-not-cheating/
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I rolled fairytale fantasy, Golden Gate Bridge, and a dead body. So I present: “Canonbreaker”.
Enjoyable read! I liked the last sentence =)
So, I rolled:
A nightclub in Hell
Shit, guys, I’m already working on a novel like this… WHAT DO I DO NOW, WENDIG? GUIDE ME!
My friend and I don’t have web pages yet. Can we link to our ‘author’ pages on Facebook?
Long as everyone can see it, go for it!
I didn’t even cheat–I took the numbers I got, first time. Year 299
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10 A nightclub in Hell
2 Magical foodstuff
Splatterpunk, a nightclub in Hell, a mystery box.
One massive nail-bomb coming up…
Been a while since I tried one of these. We’ll see what happens. I got:
One or several time travelers
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I got superhero, surface of a comet and a dead body.
This was a lot of fun. I got Dieselpunk in a Nevada brothel with one or several time travelers.
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I got Conspiracy fiction / On the surface of a comet / A blizzard, which led to probably the wierdest thing I have ever written. Snowball’s Chance – http://www.otherleg.com/lexifab2/?p=1530
2-8-1. Let’s give it a crack.
8. Conspiracy Fiction
2. An underwater alien ship
4. One or several time-travelers
So here’s what I tossed together: http://www.jqpdx.com/2013/01/07/the-secret/
This, I like. Good story.
awesome story! i would like more!
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For the random number thing, the ones I got were 7, 5, and 10: Dieselpunk, A meth lab, and A mystery box.
This is not what I would have chosen. If I was cheating and could pick what I wanted, what I would have chosen is either fairytale fantasy or post-apocalyptic horror, an abandon Wal-Mart or the Golden Gate Bridge, and mummies or a blizzard. So what do I do with this?
The Pusher’s Algorithm
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First timer…Conspiracy Fiction, A nightclub in Hell (both taken loosely) and nanotechnology.
I dont have a blog, webpage, facebook page or any type of cyber canvas whatsoever…so in order for me to blow your mind Chuck (retreats behind shield of obnoxiousness) am I allowed to post here?? or could I send it to your email for you to scrutinise?? or maybe I could just take a long walk off a short peir and allow you to continue your life unhindered by stupid questions? Though if I do, you will at some point from now jerk awake in the dead of night, glistening in the cool blue light of a full moon due to the panic induced cold sweat, and you will realise that what has been missing inn your life, is the enrichment that only my presence could have brought. It could be ten minutes, ten hours, ten years, ten aeons, point is it will happen.
Sadly not, Joseph — please don’t send to me. Try posting to Facebook or another social media site? Thanks! — c.
Joe, blogs are like assholes. Everybody has one, and the internet is full of them. Get yourself one for free. Don’t think of it as endless frustration, think of it as a new and exciting hobby.
Okay, well it was worth a shot. I guess i’ll have to get a blog. (scribbles something down on paper) Anyone know where can I get an asshole?
My second flash fiction evah! These are fun, yeah?
Soooo dark! Which means, of course, I loved it.
Thank you so much 😀
That was great. you capture southern gothic a whole lot better than I did.
Thanks so much for reading it 🙂
This is my first Flash-Fiction and it helped me a lot. I love doing this kind of stuff.
i realize its a little longer than 1000 words (double that actually) but still. sorry
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Always seem to roll and Asian element on these. Kaiju (which I had to look up), Purgatory, and “a straight razor that never needs sharpening.”
Seems like a million years since I managed to carve out a few minutes to do one of these.
Glad to be back!
Aw, crap. It was supposed to be Limbo, not Purgatory. I’m a call synonym.
*hangs head in shame*
It really has been a while…
Police procedural, a meth lab, and a mysterious box starring in “Ice”.
I want to try a Southern Gothic setting, in an abandoned walmart with a dead body with a “razor that never needs sharpening.” Yes, I chose four, but they…I feel so intrigued on doing it. Could I ?
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The Fates assigned me three elements: Superhero, virtual reality world, a vigilante. Yet, like delicates thrown in a dryer set to High, they came out as something else.
My numbers were 2,8, and 6. 🙂
Very creative! Fun and sad all at the same time. Nice job 🙂
I drew -Conspiracy Fiction, The Golden Gate Bridge, A vigilante, by random.org. It was something new to me.
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My numbers were 2, 8, and 8. How come I always end up with a dead body?