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
118 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Spin The Wheel”
1-5-6. Fairytale Fantasy Methlab Nanotechnology. Well fuck. Just great. A trip back to my childhood.
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So I went and got a blog, it was from a shady looking guy called Herman, who swore blind it had only been used several times before. Anywhooooo…to the point. I got 7)Dieselpunk…6)The Golden Gate Bridge…and….4)One or more time-travelers…so here goes
PS:- Oldestgenxer I finally found an asshole, it was in the mirror the whole time!
I’m blaming Reggie Lutz for inspiring me to do this.
I got 4) A police procedural, 1) in an abandoned Walmart, 4) with one or more time-travellers.
Yes! Got this out and it’s not the last minute.
Oops. Forgot to add this. Rolled 3-8-7.
My roll is 1-10-10. I present to you, “The Last Temptation of Snow White,” a delightful romp through the misery of every little person’s favorite vixen. It’s not erotic smut…though the first sentence may seem like it.
I wasn’t entirely successful but at least I had a great time. I rolled Splatterpunk, an abandoned Walmart, and talking animals. So, here it is, my first attempt at horror: “This is How You Remind Me”. http://sacredcheese.com/journal/2013/1/10/this-is-how-you-remind-me.html
I rolled dieselpunk/the tropics/a mysterious box.
This is first story (of any length) that I’ve finished in YEARS, so please be gentle with me.
“Wellfleet’s Gone Missing”
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I rolled 3, 7, 2 and the result can be found here: http://evathereseebert.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/flash-fiction-challenge-spin-the-wheel/
Ha hahaha! classic. reminds me of the tick.
I’ve only seen one episode, but now that you mention it, you’re right; it does!
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This was a ton of fun! The number generator gave me: Splatterpunk inside a virtual reality world featuring a dead body.
That was fun to read. very suspenseful
Wow, I actually had to make my own blog to post this. This is my first flash fiction ever, outside of a high school creative writing class. I rolled Southern Gothic in Limbo with a razor that never needs sharpening. This was a lot of fun.
first flash fiction ever, first blog ever. if i posted two times I’m sorry I didn’t see me first one.
I liked that. Your idea of limbo was really interesting!
ok first flash fiction ever. I’ve been reading some great stuff some of yous guys have been putting up, so here’s my attempt. i rolled sothern gothic limbo razor blade. Enjoy!
Here we go. A superhero, in a meth lab with nanotechnology
Not sure if this posted the first time. I got police procedural, comet, and magic foodstuffs. First challenge. We’ll see how it goes.
Got Southern gothic, Limbo & a dead body:
very interesting. very metaphorical twist
Thank you, Sam. I appreciate the feedback as this was my first attempt and I nearly didn’t post it. 🙂
Very atmospheric. I enjoyed it! I’m glad you ended up posting in the end Serena.
Lots of lessons learned doing this one. Super hero, vigilante, meth lab.
It’s called ‘Nemesis’.
And here’s the link:
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Had a hell of a time getting started and my website is acting like a jackass but here’s the link for now, will update when I get it properly sorted.
Finished in the wee hours of the morning, my Southern Gothic tale about a nightclub in Hell featuring a blizzard. http://wp.me/p1k02d-o5
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You can read my entry called Green Lettuce Days at http://bluefoxcafe.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/green-lettuce-days/
Rolled: Southern gothic, an abandoned WalMart, and talking animals.
I wasn’t sure (and still amn’t) what exactly Southern gothic entailed, but I didn’t let that stop me. Lol.
I like your writing style! I chuckled at the talking Racoon. Nice job!
I rolled 6,6,6. Spooky. Here goes very nearly nothing:
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