Last challenge: “Bad Parents“
AND WE’RE BACK.
Sorry — little holiday interruption last week.
This week, a bit of a quirky one.
You ever play those old-school Infocomm text adventures?
(Zork: “You are eaten by a grue.”)
I was a huge fan.
Now, there’s a Twitter account / bot that, if you tweet the word “inventory” to this particular Twitter bot — @YouAreCarrying — it will tweet back at you a randomized list of inventory items, taken, I believe, from old Infocomm games.
@ChuckWendig a chair, a broken clockwork canary, a green eyed rock, a veil, a skeleton key, a ransom note, a pretzel, a manhole cover.
— YOU ARE CARRYING: (@YouAreCarrying) July 11, 2014
So, I want you to do that.
(Or, if you don’t have a Twitter account, go pluck a tweet from the YouAreCarrying page.)
Take all the items listed in the response tweet (your “inventory”) and use them all — in some way, oblique, abstract or overt — in a flash fiction. We’ll up the word count to 2000 words for this one. Due by next Friday (7/18), noon EST. Post at your online space; drop a link below so folks can follow it back. And that’s it. Go forth. Get your inventory. Write a story.
112 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: @YouAreCarrying”
A little late (okay a lot late!) but better late than never, right? here’s mine. There Goes The Sun http://wp.me/pBqgu-aD
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Rats! My cable went out when I was trying to post, so I’m late. Anyway, here’s mine: Number 9 http://wp.me/p40k2G-JK
Not my usual genre, but I loved this challenge. Here’s my story http://www.jjtoner.net/short-stories/a-quest/
Missed the deadline! Didn’t spot it. Sorry!