Flash Fiction Challenge: Time To Create A Character


This challenge is a little different. I like doing some different things here now and again, so — instead of writing a story, I want you to create a character.

You can create the character in whatever mode you choose, with the one caveat:

Keep it under 250 words.

Encapsulate the character in that limit.

You can use a story to highlight the character.

Or just a clinical analysis of who the character is.

You can decide what makes a good character and what goes into this.

Then, next week, you will offer that character up onto the altar of the next flash fiction challenge — folks may borrow your character and take them on a test drive through a new piece of fiction.

Dig? Dug? Good.

You’ve got one week.

Write it at your blog.

Link back here.

Due by Friday, 8/28, noon EST.

NOW GO AND CREATE LIFE.


180 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Time To Create A Character”

  1. Hey, does anyone know if we are supposed to have started writing the story with our borrowed character yet? I get the feeling I’m on the starting line but the pistol went off several days ago.

    • I really hope not!! My understanding was those directions will be up this week. Including picking characters, story, length, all of that. (I hope we don’t have to claim characters there are so many good ones I don’t think I could pick one.)

    • I like this. Your intro was not (no offense) worded great. I had to re-read the sentence where she turned into a bird multiple times; but I like simplicity, and this intro was good. I’ll take it. Great job Devilsjunkshop. I’ll reply to this post when the new challenge is completed.

        • Yeah, I also thought she turned into a bird, but when I read it again, I realized that was meant as a metaphor, not literally. I think it was because she’s a magician. I had this image of like, when magicians use doves in an act. LOL. I kind of wish she actually did turn into a bird.

    • Interesting approach, working backwards through her life! Took me a minute, but I eventually got there. A lot of unanswered questions.

  2. This is my first Flash Fiction challenge! Let’s see how it goes!

    LINK: http://kristenflowers.com/2015/08/27/flash-fiction-challenge-82815/

    Mercy Williams takes a seat in the back row of the church. Her royal red dress hugs her curves and sticks out amongst the sea of wrinkled khaki pants and flower print dresses. An elderly man sitting in the pew in front of her turns around to greet her.

    “Are you here for the bride or the groom?”

    “Bride,” she says, it’s the lie she always tells.

    The man smiles and nods turning around. No one doubts someone like her; young, beautiful and without a date. Her perfectly curled blonde hair frames her pale skin and delicate features while her oversized black sunglasses cover her icy blue eyes.

    This is the thirteenth wedding she has been to this year.

    Mercy stomachs the groom’s litany of lies in his vows but at the reception they show their true colors. She will catch his eye and like the others before him he will come to her. Biting her lower lip and looking adoringly into his eyes he will prove if he is worthy of his bride’s love. Five of the twelve men did not pass he test. They need to suffer for treating their new wives with such arrogance and indifference.

    She does a public service for these women.

    A hush falls over the church as groom takes his place at the alter. Scanning the room, his eyes fall on her and he smiles. She can’t help smiling back knowing tonight she will have a sixth kill.

  3. I like this. Your intro was not (no offense) worded great. I had to re-read the sentence where she turned into a bird multiple times; but I like simplicity, and this intro was good. I’ll take it. Great job Devilsjunkshop. I’ll reply to this post when the new challenge is completed.

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