Last week’s challenge: “Spin The Wheel.” (So many entries!)
The past challenge was rather successful, so — I think we’re going to do it again.
I love these “games of aspects.” Eeeee!
Ahem. Anyway. So! Another set of random parameters for you to choose from, whether by rolling a d10 or using a random number generator like this one right here.
As usual, you’ve got 1000 words. Post it at your online space. Link back here.
You have one week. Due by Friday the 18th, noon EST.
Randomly choose one (or if you don’t want random and hate fun, pick one) from each:
- Weird West
- Comic Fantasy
- Bad Girls In Prison
- Zombie Apocalypse
- Alien Abduction
- Teenage Noir
- Locked Room Mystery
- Betrayal by a loved one!
- Need to hide a body!
- Someone’s been poisoned!
- The character is being hunted!
- Enemy at the gates!
- Heist gone wrong!
- Man versus nature!
- Man versus technology!
- Family torn apart!
- Demonic possession
- A forbidden book
- A mysterious stranger
- A bottle of rare whiskey
- A vengeful god
- Someone gone or going mad
- A suitcase full of money
- Carnival folk
- A secret message
- A hidden tunnel
102 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The Wheel, Part Two”
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The Random gods have been kind – I got 1, 6 and 4. If I can’t make a story from those, there’s no hope for me.
cant wait to see
Rolled a 8, 5 and a 10. This should be good
I am not going to enter this contest. I did, however, just buy Mockingbirds and Blackbirds. As soon as I can figure out which one I’m supposed to read first, I will dive in!!!!!! #ilovechuck
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There is, really, no such thing as random. Clearly, the random gods meant for me to enter this contest, and meant for me to choose “zombie apocalypse,” because OF COURSE, and “hunted,” because of the tie-in and, well, SHAMELESS RIP-OFF of a classical work of fiction, and “whiskey”, because it is by-God five o’clock somewhere. So I give you THOR SLAYMASTER’S DANGEROUS GAME.
You’re welcome, America.
8, 1, 3.
I have no idea, but tonight… oh hell.
1,2,10 This does’t seem to hard I just kind of wish the random number generator had given me something a little weirder.
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I got 5, 7, and 7. which seems easy. So I roll again *shake the dice and 1 7 6. Dang Stephen king already did that one.
I got 3,6,7.
I don’t know if it could be called a Heist Gone Wrong, or if its Wuxia, but there is a Suitcase Full of Money. So one out of three ain’t bad.
I rolled 6, 6, 8…this is going to be even weirder than the last one.
I’m late I know I just spent the last 30 minutes fighting with my internet connection. I hope y’all enjoy it.
7,8,10 for me. Second go at Lovecraft in the challenges. Happier with how this one came out than the last one.
I was very impressed with this work. You were able to merge the (3) selections in a very unique way. You also did a great job on the ‘language’ of it – it ‘flavored’ the writing. Loved it.
Lovecraftian. Need to hide a body! A secret message.
Loved this! Well crafted and strange.
8 2 10 challenge accepted!
Locked room mystery. Family torn apart! A bottle of rare whiskey!
A new moment with some old friends.
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I got 10, 10 and 7. To which my brain promptly went “okay, time to be a sick motherfucker! Let’s take ‘a family torn apart’ LITERALLY!”
So I present my not-safe-for-hematophobes-or-anyone-with-taste, “A Forensic Puzzle”: http://itt.ymakadomain.com/?p=69
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I give you The Bearded Lady
aka Darlene Underdahl
Rather enjoyed this and pleased that the gods of story gave me three things that turned out to be a prequel to another idea I’d had a while back. I give you, 1. Weird West, 5. Enemy at the gates and 6. Someone gone or going mad. Or as I called it, “Sunset”.
Hope you enjoy and happy for any feedback.
Very pleased with my dice rolls: steampunk, enemy at the gates, vengeful god
I give you: To Heaven and Back Again, another short in my Approaching Lightspeed steampunk-in-space
I scored, 2 Comic Fantasy
· 6 Heist gone wrong!
· 1 Demonic possession
It’s called ‘Hobbit heist’
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Here we go then.
I rolled Weird West, Someone’s Been Poisoned, and Mysterious Stranger, hope you like it.
The Untold Legend of Skull Ridge
Hah! Amusing, and definitely the weirdest west I’ve read about.
I pulled from the hat Locked Room Mystery, Someone’s been poisoned, A bottle of rare whiskey. The challenge has been accepted.
I loved your character development and attention to the small details – it makes it feel so much larger than the 1000 words written. Great job man – loved it.
Oh, this was fine. Didn’t find the locked room, but loved the dark humor, clean writing, and mystery. Well balanced.
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Here’s mine. Great fun! Louise
Okay, finally got my nailed down. I got: Steampunk, the character is hunted, and it must feature a demonic possession. It came in around 978 words.
Doing the Devil’s Work: http://whirlingnerdish.blogspot.com/2013/01/flash-fiction-challenge-doing-devils.html
Oooh! Good writing. I enjoyed this. I don’t usually like steampunk, but you really captured the flavor of…everything.
BTW, I’ve given myself a challenge. I will do all Flash Fiction Challenges by the close of 2013. That’s right, Every mother frogging one! Statistically speaking, it’s impossible to write 50 consecutive crappy stories. By the end of the year, I should have at least 5 that are salable. Can he do it?
Link to the blog category for the FF challenges: http://www.barelyok.com/category/terrible-minds-flash-fiction-challenge
My goal is to do at least 75% of the challenges. It’s far more ambitious then I normally am but I, like you, feel that at least some of my stories will not be totally craptacular
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9,3,9 – A return to Steampunk. Interesting.
1000 Words: “The Last Flight of the Wayward Albatross” http://www.blueinkalchemy.com/2013/01/14/flash-fiction-last-flight-of-the-wayward-albatross/
I rolled Bad Girls In Prison, Enemy at the Gates and A Bottle of Rare Whiskey. ^^
Not flash-fiction, as it’s way too long, but fulfills Weird West, man vs. nature (desert of DEATH), and a rare bottle of whiskey. Written in honor of my BFF’s birthday. http://chelsearthompson.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/the-shortest-and-most-puerto-rican-sherrif-in-the-west/
I rolled Bad Girls in Prison, Enemy at the Gates, and Carnival folk. I had a lot of fun! Thanks for posting!
Some great and quirky writing here. I read this piece with a smile on my face, and was really into it. The ending shocked me (in a good way).
I really liked the tempo of your writing. It made me laugh more than once and yet there were some nicely grimy visuals. Great job 🙂
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I’m a novice by every meaning of the word, but I’m practicing every day and this little competition is a great opportunity to do that.
My random was 5, 1, 1
I even started a blog for this, and it doesn’t even have a real domain name yet 😉
Had to cheat a little. First two genres I rolled I didn’t even know what they’d look like. (What IS Wuxia?). So I took comic fantasy and then rolled 3 & 6. Halitor the Hero (or maybe Halitosis the Hero) coming soon. . .
I rolled 7, 9, and 4…high standards to live up to – here’s hoping I do Lovecraft justice!
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6,2,10. Alien abduction, need to hide a body, a secret tunnel. That was fun, though the listed conflict hit more in the second part of the tale. Trimmed to under a thousand words. http://authorrileyhill.com
This, is, awesome! You had me captured to a point in the end where I audibly said “What?!?” My wife asked me “What, what?” I couldn’t explain – she had to read – we loved it 🙂
Brilliantly done Riley.
Thanks, Dave. It was a blast to write. It started out around 1500 words, so I had to bite it down a bit. I might flesh it out and use it in a collection.
I really enjoyed your story! I felt like it had not just one twist, but two.
Hey Riley! I’m thrilled you enjoyed my story =) I read through yours and loved it. You’re a fantastic writer and I love your voice and prose. How hard was it to cut words from your work? I shaved off 300. You know what they say: ‘Kill your darlings’ lol.
Added another link since it moved down in my posts: http://authorrileyhill.com/archives/218
Not entirely on topic, but fun nonetheless.
Oh yeah – 7, 6, 8 – Lovecraftian : Heist gone wrong! : Carnival Folk !!!
I wrote it from the standard H.P. (almost the modern found-footage-type film) docu-style creeptastic mystery. I got it to 1060 words and cut it back to 995.
I hope this is even close to as enjoyable to read as it was to write – I honestly had a blast writing this one!
Here is “Case #207”
Well done, Dave. I enjoyed more than one chuckle. Having encountered a few police reports, I couldn’t help but imagine how the readers of these would react. This was a fun read.
Your addictive contests are taking 1000 words away from my own project weekly lol. Here’s my story entitled the Path of Crows – A kung fu fable with flavours of wuxia, revenge, and the reason why Nickelback exists — a vengeful god.
A Native American friend of mine used to comment on the laughter of crows…I completely enjoyed this story. I found it elegant, with twisted humor and wonderful characters. Thank you for a fine read.
I freely admit, I do not roll. I take what I like most, and leave the rest. That being said, here’s steampunk, someone’s been poisoned, and a secret message.
I like Stephen’s random picker. And I am also goofing off writing Flash Fiction instead of working on my book.
“But it’s a great exercise in focusing,” she said.
Teen Noir: http://lauralibricz.blogspot.de/2013/01/914-flash-fiction.html
No, wait, that was Teeange Noir, Somebody blocking the exit and a suitcase full of money. But that wasn’t 914 was it? Did Stephen slip me a mickey? Or was that me?
Tight! Nice ending–didn’t see it coming. What were your “3” random selections from the categories (I got the whiskey and money). Fun read.
My setting was Weired West, the conflict man vs. tech, the must have, Forbidden Book.
Wild Wild Horse http://wp.me/p1BAlV-3u