This week, the paperback of Invasive landed.
Presently, I am in a shed that has once again, in a timely fashion, become a staging ground for gigantic carpenter ants. I have two above my head right now. I had three above my head five minutes ago, but one literally dropped down onto my hand as I was typing an email.
So, I figure that makes a good flash fiction challenge.
The book is called Invasive.
The idea is, in part, about invasive species.
So, write about that. In whatever capacity you so choose. Take inspiration from it. Needn’t be sci-fi. What’s an invasive species look like in fantasy or horror? How could it figure into a crime or mystery story?
Length: ~1500 words
Due by: June 9th, Friday, noon EST
Post at your online space.
Drop a link in the comments below.
29 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Invasive Species”
Another offering of words. https://advancedneocognitr.wixsite.com/perceptrons/they-go-marching
“Note to self; don’t smash mirrors ghostly figures live in because they will get pissed off and run after you.” https://thewritingsoflc.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/journal-entry-writing-prompt/ *Something I wrote a little while ago, thought it would go well with the theme* 🙂
I call this one, The Scourge.
Invasive species? How about Gastroenterologists! 😀
hope you like it. btw, I sent a 5 things, thingy a while back… not sure how that works…
Here is a short story: Invasive Countermeasures.
The work of a planetary exterminator can be boring sometimes.
Mine is a direct sequel to my yodeling demon story from last week. Please to enjoy.
I decided to take the SciFi road and twist the points of view a bit.
(And this is to check the new comments box. I forgot, oops).
My story is called “The Muse (Or How I Learned to Love Invasive Words)” I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
What did you bring? I dunno, I kind of like it.
I posted this one long ago. Himalayan blackberries are invasive where I’m from.
I’ll see if I can’t get something new written by Friday.
Made it just under the wire. A little hurried, but it’s a story.
This story is very charming!
[…] about a new flash piece? It’s an answer to a chalenge by Chuck Wendig again, this week asking for a story about an invasive species. I might have misinterpreted that adjective slightly. Or hit his hidden meaning on he head. I […]
Naturally, I chose the non-obvious meaning of “invasive species”, though it still has an invasive animal species.
Not for the squeamish!
There’s a slightly shorter German version of this one, too (it got expanded during translation into English). I did that to have this double for a challenge to post 10 stories during June http://thomasdiehl.eu/?p=4885
I think this is the first time I did something that downright qualifies as horror.
No spoilers here, but there is a common theme among three of the stories.
The second Amelia Dare, Baby Girl Detective story, which was originally sparked by the idea of a noir/crime fiction story, but in a children’s day care setting. All of it inspired by my daughter.
Woven in an invasive species, to be sure, as the title might indicate — Amelia Dare, Baby Girl Detective: The Case of the Creepy Crawlies
Interesting approach. At first I had my doubts about the baby-girl detective approach, but it works. I liked the story and found it amusing. Good for Amelia for thwarting that invasion!
An idea that’s been bouncing around in my head for a long time, and here it is:
I’ve caught up at last! Good luck with your book, Chuck 🙂
Today – ‘It Came from Nether Smocking’ http://jemimapett.com/blog/2017/06/09/fridayflash-fiction-came-nether-smocking/
[…] challenges. The challenge was to write a short story around the idea of an invasive species. You can see the challenge here. The idea for this story has been bouncing around in my head for a very long time, and I have a […]
A liddle bit late, but the idea only came to me today. On a bus full of tourists, as it happens. Inspiration, huh? http://grahamwho.com/grahamwrites/2017/06/09/flash-fiction-pests/
I’m pretty late with this one.
I went with an urban fantasy/horror kinda thing. I also tried a first person POV, which I am evidently not very good at writing, but this one just wouldn’t come out in third person.
(Mabel’s story I mean–my comment is showing up weird for me)
[…] This week’s Chuck Wendig challenge was called “Invasive Species” in honour of his new book called “Invasive.” You can read about the challenge here […]
I hope I’m not too late – here’s Benjamin 2.0
I wrote something, and then completely forgot I wrote it! Seriously, what’s up with that? Anyway, sharing it just because I found it again. http://www.frivolities.net/forgotten-flash-fiction-story/