Your task this week is woefully simple. Go to the comments, and deposit into these comments a title for a short story — not the story itself, and nothing in fact beyond the title.
Then, next week, I’ll pick a handful of the best, and we’ll use those as springboards for the next round of stories. Dig it? Good.
Due by next Friday, April 29th, noon EST.
[EDIT: Only ONE title per person, please.]
335 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: We Need Only A Title”
The Thing in the USB Socket.
Hahahahahaha! What gets put in the USB socket stays in the USB socket.
Red Rubber Boots in Flood Season.
All the Children
How to eat Hagus like a Boss
Do you mean ‘haggis’ or is hagus something I never heard of?
Maybe it’s Hagar, as in the Viking cartoon character? Not very palatable, the horned helmet tends to get stuck in the throat.
Dead Falls the Sky
The Wooing of Benjamin Crumpetpants.
Even if Chuck doesn’t pick this one, I might use it anyway.
Loving this one
Not to get too erotic but this wooing – would it by chance involve any combination of maple syrup, honey, icing sugar or whipped cream?
Verb-wise are we talking drizzle, lick, dribble, spray, lather, drip and possibly smother?
And is the setting for Ben’s seduction more likely to be a beach, medieval castle, back alley of a nightclub named TECHNOIR, (alright, that’s from THE TERMINATOR) the lower deck of a cruise ship or 30 000 feet in the air?
Don’t tell me you haven’t got this far in your outlining yet?
I vote for melted butter. I just love the way it oozes through the holes n the crumpet. Mmmm – butter and holes.
Loose Tiger Paws
I’M IN LOVE WITH A ZOMBIE BUT HE DOESN’T KNOW I’M ALIVE
All the yes on this one!!!
Didn’t I read this in the National Enquirer yesterday?
Page 3 half way down left hand side.
A Keeper of the Lost
Over the Cliff and into the Ether
The Orchid that blinked
Fire in the Sty
Dragon Poop for Sale
I love this one!
Good for the roses, I hear.
Worse Than That
Whoops! I didn’t see the edit! *backs away slowly*
The Prematurely Plucked Pumpkin
A Day Off from Dying
I see potential in this one.
Happy Birthday, by the way
The All-Star Wendigo Band Meets the Phantom of Malachite Park
Bet it’s a better film than ‘Kiss meets the phantom of the park.’
Now now. KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK (1978) may not have had the directorial finesse of a Michael Mann masterwork, but it did get a cinema release at the time over here in Australia and it holds fond( though admittedly quaint) memories for many people of a certain generation. Plus it was way better then the Gene Simmons vehicle RUNAWAY! (1984)
Aww, I quite liked runaway. Gene Simmons reverted to type. Just a shame he took his eye off the ball and neglected what he does best – stride the wastelands as a blood-spitting, fire-breathing demon Lord of thunder.
To be fair, I haven’t watched KMTPOTP all the way through. I’ve read about it through Paul, Gene and Ace’s biographies and none of them speak highly of the experience, but maybe I ought to judge for myself (goes looking frantically on e-bay for a vintage copy of the flick and … wtf, you can get a Kiss coffin? I wonder if I offered to pay $2 million, whether Gene would allow himself to be buried with me? Now there’s a premise for a short story.)
In Australia the movie actually went by the title KISS & THE ATTACK OF THE PHANTOMS
It was included in Volume 2 of the KISSOLOGY DVD set. I’m aware it’s got a reputation as a less than quality production and also that the band members don’t speak highly of it but to be honest, I enjoyed it both as a Kiss zealot and a movie buff.
Nice to talk with a fellow Kiss fan. Do you follow Ralph Vierra’s ‘Almost human’ video-blogs/facebook group?
I’ve been calling myself a Kiss canonist for all these years and I’ve never heard of this guy?
Huge, huge thanks.
I’m just happy someone got the reference. 🙂
Of that you can be confident. Kiss fans are legion and believe me, there would be hundreds if not thousands who understood the reference.
If One Day I Fail to Wake.
A Bottle of White, a Dagger run Red
The Despair Gallery
Love this! I can picture the cover image, too.
Many thanks. Love to know what you’d do with the cover.
The Night Before
I’ve already got one by this title! Will be published soon in Forever Hungry Anthology.
Wiping Away the Stains
They Sat Outside Eating Cake
No More Taco Tuesday
A fist full of weasels
The Memory-Smith’s Widow
I dig this one.
Golfing with the Devil
A memoir by Alice Cooper?
A Visa for Planet Zog
Sorry, missed the edit. Ignore this one I can’t figure out how to delete it. I might write it myself.
Easier to get than a visa for Australia.
The Rule of the Perfect Fish
One Thousand Flowers
Last Dance at the Sphincter of Oddi
How I remember those halcyon days.
I took a right instead of a left that day and ended at the Sphincter of Odie. There was no dance there.
The Moon and His Minions
Genuflecting Gerbils and snakes
The Rest of the Four-Letter Words
An all-seeing digestive tract? George Orwell only got it half right.
The Rune of Bad Hints
I really like this!
Still life with Weasel Cake
Good Morning! I See the Assassins Have Failed!
Axe Me Another, Or Heads! You Lose!
From Hell To Breakfast
Vultures in the Morning
I would have settled for pistols at dawn, but if you insist – it was your choice of weapons after all.
I know my vulture is strapped to a stick of dynamite and stuffed in a howitzer but to be fair the instructions weren’t very clear about all this.
I’m going to jump on the weasel bandwagon with: Weasel Bandwagon
In The Wake of Her Veils
Louisa Tests the Infinite Monkey Theorem
Excellent – the complete works of Shakespeare every two hundred million years.