All right! This week’s challenge is late — I’d written one to post on Friday but WordPress… ate it? I don’t know. It was there one day, then the next it wasn’t. And by then I was at BEA partying with Grumpy Cat, so, it was too late.
Just the same, I’ve had a few folks email me and ask me to still do one.
SO HERE WE ARE.
Your challenge this week:
Pick three words from the list of ten.
Incorporate these words into your story.
Again: three words. Incorporate into the tale. Which doesn’t mean simply using those words — it means making them parts of the plot, characters, or motifs found within. You can choose these words randomly (d10 or random number generator) or eschew chaos and hand-pick ’em.
You’ve got (less than) one week.
Due by Friday, June 7th, noon EST.
Write ~1000 words at your online space. Link back here.
CHOOSE YOUR WORDS AND WRITE.
83 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Choose Your Random Words”
I got – tongue, scorpion, legend. 935 words. My effort
The legend of the scorpion queen.
[…] for the Flash Fiction Challenge: Choose Your Randomly Chosen Words at Chuck Wendig‘s site, Terrible Minds. The challenge: 1,000 words using three randomly […]
Argh! I wanted scarecrow, moon and divorce! 😛
What I got was scarecrow, republic and holiday, however. So here, at 992 words, is the Headless Horror of Galdean: http://blog.icarusmortis.co.uk/2013/06/07/the-headless-horror-of-galdean/
My first challenge response, and I’m submitting it right at the wire! RNG gave me scarecrow, epidemic and republic. In response, I give you Straw Men, at 1,300 words: http://ksbrennan.com/straw-men
This is the first flash fiction that I’ve done, and I chose mint, moon, and scorpion. Enjoy: http://dailycharacters.blogspot.com/2013/06/flash-fiction-chandras-adventure.html
[…] week over at terribleminds, Chuck Wendig offers up a flash fiction challenge. This week’s challenge was to pick 3 words from a list of 10 and incorporate them into our tale. Usually I go random with […]
Late posting due to formatting issues, but the story was done on Wednesday, so I hope that still counts. Mint, moon, tongue, and a few others because they are awesome words and I may have a problem. http://www.awrenwriting.com/?p=193
I did save my collection from this week in case something goes wrong again, but I did one from March based on 5 random words. Here’s Dolphin Replay
[…] It was also kind of inspired by Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge (surprise!), over here. (In case you’re wondering, I got the words: moon, tongue, and legend.) So, without further […]
[…] I passed the rest of my time in hospital, however I stumbled upon this flash fiction challenge at terribleminds, and having wanting to get back into writing something other than a report card, was excited to […]
Really late, but I just started reading this blog. Here’s my response: https://archive.org/stream/Randomwords/randomwords.txt. I won’t say in advance what words I chose, but you can find it on the site.