Flash Fiction Challenge: Ten More Titles


We’re going to ape the challenge from last week because honestly, that website came up with so many rad titles I want to keep forcing you to use them. And I’m also lazy.

Never discount the fact I’m incredibly lazy.

ANYWAY.

Here’s how this’ll work.

At the bottom of this post will be ten titles randomly selected at this website — you must choose one of them and write a flash fiction story (~1000 words) using that title. Any genre. Post it at your online space. Link back to it in the comments. Due by next Friday, January 29th, noon EST.

The ten titles are:

The Incubus’ Tale

The Manor Above

The Dancer And The Shattered Shell

The Hero Will Not Be Automatic

Ring of Bullets

The Music Box of Manhattan

These Damned Insects

Tiger, Burning

A Cold Opportunity Without The Kingdom

The Apocalypse Ticket


120 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Ten More Titles”

  1. I quite like “The Manor Above” – got the gears moving. But we’ll see if I have time to bash something out. I haven’t written in years. 🙂 Great challenge!

  2. The post with my submission for this challenge is in moderation. Last time, the comment was in moderation for almost a week. If anyone wants to read it, it’s the latest post on my blog as of this writing.

    I’m not posting the link because it’s will sent the comment in moderation. For all I know, this will also go in moderation, but I’ll give it a shot.

  3. I’m in the middle of writing mine, and I think maybe I should have chosen a different title. NO WAY I can let any relative of mine read The Incubus’ Tale: Charlie and the Sex Factory. HA! I’ll finish it, though… Poor Charlie.

  4. http://insani-x.com/2016/01/24/ring-of-bullets/
    I’ve included audio as well.
    Not having to title things is great, but it also reminds me that titles are kind of low on my priority list. I think back to my favorite books and I think of the character’s names or the world descriptions first. James Bond movies are James Bond movies after all. I’m sure some people really get into the titles, but it explains why I’m bad at it. Maybe?

  5. I don’t know if Chuck will read this but I came across this writing prompt on facebook last night and I thought it was cool and wanted to share it:

    You’ve been kidnapped, you call on the characters from one TV show to make a rescue attempt. Which show is it?

    • I really enjoyed this. Well done! Is Silas a nod to Sylar from Heroes? He was an horologist on that show.

      I did notice one little typo/word confusion – “along” when I believe you meant “alone” when talking about the parts.

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