Flash Fiction Challenge: Continuing The Tale, Part Two


Last week’s challenge is quite relevant, sooooooo —

Make with the clicky clicky.

Now, I misled you a wee tiny bit, because last week I was all ha ha ha oh you should write the first half of a story. Except now, because I’m a jerk, I’m changing the rules.

The rules are: you’re still going to continue a story from last week’s.

But you’re not going to finish not. Not yet.

You’re going to write the middle 500 words.

So: pick a story written by someone else from last week’s challenge.

Then, add your own 500 words onto it to continue the tale.

Post the entire story so far at your site (~1000 words).

Then, next week a third writer will actually finish the tale.

DUN DUN DUN.

*crash of thunder*

So: to reiterate?

Pick a story.

Not your own.

Write another 500 words.

Don’t finish it.

Got it?

Good.

Continue the story!

Due by next Friday, noon EST.


135 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Continuing The Tale, Part Two”

  1. Totally confused, having almost finished writing the second half of ryanjamesblack’s story with a suitable ending……..but will do whatever master says. Tear it up and start again…..grumble, grumble, mutter, mutter

  2. Oh shit, now you dunnit! Well, good thing I had to recover from reading the creepy-crawly thing first so I haven’t had the chance to look in on all the others and select a story. Let’s see.

  3. Why, Chuck, that was sneaky but well done.
    I wrote the next segment in the story started by fadedglories but I’m going to break a rule as well and go for more than 500 words. I really liked the story and had a lot of fun writing it. Didn’t have to think about it too much, the words just flowed. Here it is: http://wrongspelling.com/?p=1878
    Looking forward to next week’s challenge, and possible surprise.

  4. Great job. You’ve made me really anxious. How is this going to end? Now I really want things to turn out well and I bet you do too.

      • I’m glad you liked it, George. Lately I’ve been writing a story in which I’ve had to include several recipes, and I quite enjoy the search for them. I thought an appetizer would perfectly fit the scene. (I plan to try it myself one of these days – it sounds delicious.)

        I wanted to finish writing this one myself, but it’s only fair that we let someone else in on the game. I can’t wait to see the culprit!

  5. New to this! Feel like I should stand up and announce my presence with something like “Hi, long time writer, first time player…” Or maybe “Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m a fiction addict…”

    Wrote the middle bit to Christopher’s “Earthquakes.” (here: http://roktyping.blogspot.com/2014/09/flash-fiction-first-half.html) Hope I didn’t muck it up. New to the game and all. Cheers!

    http://shortstoryplanet.blogspot.com/2014/09/flash-fiction-chuck-wendig-challenge.html

    • Thanks for continuing the story, Dave. I didn’t think anybody was interested in it so I got a nice surprise. I like the abrupt change in the story and I wonder what’s going to happen next. Is she going to survive the night after all or is it just a brief respite that actually leads to something more sinister? Questions, questions… Will somebody give us a final answer next week?

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