Last week, I said, “Hey, write a really great sentence.”
And you did.
Lots of you did.
This week, I’m saying, okay, go check out those sentences in the comments, pick one of your favorites, and use it in a new short piece of flash fiction, ~1000 words long.
Post that story at your online space.
Link back here so we can all see it.
Make sure to identify which sentence you used!
Give credit both in comment and your posting.
Due back in one week: by next Friday, noon EST.
Go. Pick. Write.
192 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: From Sentence To Story”
So this is my first time publishing a challenge. I’m excited about it. I chose OzFenric’s sentence: She rises through black waters, leaving the city behind, and as the light above glimmers and grows, she knows she will need to remember how to breathe.
I changed the tense but I thought this was just a beautiful sentence. My first version was Disney but I’m more of a Grimm water. Enjoy.
I was very interested in reading your response to the sentence because it’s so different from mine.( just above yours) I enjoyed it.
You have such a way of twisting fairy tales. Well written! Not Walt’s mermaid to be sure.
Thank you!! I looove the dark stuff.
There’s a much longer story in there. 🙂 And probably a movie. I loved it and need to read more. Thanks for using my sentence!
Yay! I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for the inspiration.
I used Toni J’s sentence: That bridge was burnt long ago, though I never knew if it was my match or my friend’s that started the fire.
Tried to keep the fire theme through it.
I’m using Jason Heitkamper’s: The rats have really taken over and, while the house feels more empty than it did ten years go, I can still see the ghosts of my sisters clinging to every shadow.
It’ll be live in just over an hour. (Friday UK time 🙂 )
Here is my first attempt at flash fiction. I used Chris Sm(@poorstruggler) sentence: He was like paint chips, and not the fun brain addling and shaky hands lead kind, he was straight white latex. Boring and safe
I enjoyed this a lot, Alice. A series of random jaunts in every direction that left me right where I started, but a little wiser for the journey.
I chose Jemima Pett’s line “The first message was two minutes of silence before the line clicked off.” It just wouldn’t let go! http://darkvirtue1974.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/flash-fiction-challenge-from-sentence-to-story/
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I used a sentence by Leigh Schulman, which was, “I have never wished the death of another living being like I did the rooster who lived next door to us in Bocas del Toro.” For whatever reason, that sentence tickled my Muse’s fancy.
This is pretty freakin’ brilliant. I’m a sucker for any story that mentions Lagrange points, and the sentence folded in seamlessly. I struggle with humor in writing, and this was one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while, so… props and respect.
Thanks, Kevin! Much appreciated.
I used the following sentence by Trish in writing my story:
“Papa should have got her head off ‘fore he buried her,” Henry said.
My story’s entitled Mama, and can be found here: http://pikabot.tumblr.com/post/99633560965/mama
Ok, I scraped my tired braincells together for this bit of silliness, but I still like it!
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I based mine on Ashley Kidd’s “She knew that no matter how much space and time separated them, she would always cherish the gift he’d given her that one exquisite night.” – and had fun with it.
I used Justin’s sentence: “I open my eyes and the sky explodes.”
Still a little rough.
I chose “It was yet another example of the universe out to crush what was left of his soul.” by KVeldman
In response to Gina X Grant’s wonderful opening sentence:
“The sex was so good that event the neighbor’s had a cigarette.”
I know that this is late, but LIFE got in the way. I took a chance. I finished.
Again…great opening line!!!
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I used the sentence from georgekaltsios.
“The day after he burned the letter, he got a text from her.”
I know it’s late, but thought I would post anyway. Thanks, George and Chuck!
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