Flash Fiction Challenge: The Wheel, Part Two

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:


  1. Weird West
  2. Comic Fantasy
  3. Wuxia
  4. Bad Girls In Prison
  5. Zombie Apocalypse
  6. Alien Abduction
  7. Lovecraftian
  8. Teenage Noir
  9. Steampunk
  10. Locked Room Mystery


  1. Betrayal by a loved one!
  2. Need to hide a body!
  3. Someone’s been poisoned!
  4. The character is being hunted!
  5. Enemy at the gates!
  6. Heist gone wrong!
  7. Man versus nature!
  8. Man versus technology!
  9. Revenge!
  10. Family torn apart!

Must Feature:

  1. Demonic possession
  2. A forbidden book
  3. A mysterious stranger
  4. A bottle of rare whiskey
  5. A vengeful god
  6. Someone gone or going mad
  7. A suitcase full of money
  8. Carnival folk
  9. A secret message
  10. A hidden tunnel

102 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: The Wheel, Part Two”

  1. So much fun! I missed out last time because my toddler was sick so I couldn’t write.
    I rolled 7, 8, 1 so behold: Emily’s Typewriter, a Lovecraftian man vs machine tale featuring demonic possession(I know, it’s almost too easy, right?!).
    I fudged up though and I’ve gone over the word limit(1,200) so I’m not eligible to win, but I’d still love it if anyone wants to drop by and give me any feedback.

  2. So, Chuck. I’m astounded at how many really good stories these folks have written. But do you ever come back? Is there a “winner” each week, or is this just for practice? We’re deep into the next week, and no comment from you on this set….

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