FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 53: GIFTS FROM THE OTHERS

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This week, shape-shifters, ghosts, vamps, and all their supernatural pals are busy writing the stories they plan to bring to life on Halloween night. They want to make this one especially terrifying, so they’re beginning their preparations early. They’ve come up with some awesome titles for their tales, but there were a few left over. Rather than let great titles lie around with no stories to belong to, the spirits decided to donate them to you.

The titles are:

  1. Last Rites
  2. Broken Dreams
  3. To Honor All
  4. The Invitation
  5. Footprints

Prompt: Choose one of the above titles, then write your story.

Genre: Paranormal

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 52: PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story set in a healthcare facility, with a genre of medical thriller.

Let’s find out what our writers have for us in their little black bags.

  1. Mike Young serves it up Well Done
  2. Joyce Juzwik vows Till Death…

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 52: PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF

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This week, we want you to take us into a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office. Most of the time, we’re in and out. All we require is a clearance note to be able to return to work, or we only need one additional vaccination to keep us compliant with school policy. But, what if, on one visit, we see, or experience, something that causes us concern? For instance, what’s that unnerving whining sound that’s coming from behind the curtain in Treatment Room C, or why did two different nurses call you back for extra blood samples when you were already on your way out?

It’s all routine, they say. Nothing to worry about, they say. Don’t give it another thought, they say. Comforting words, right?

Prompt: Write a story set in a healthcare facility

Genre: Medical Thriller

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 51: WE MADE YOU! — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a sci-fi story that included the following words: Fire, DNA, Corporate, Student, and Secret

Let’s find out what our writers have for us this week.

  1. Joyce Juzwik brought us an Unpaid Intern

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 51: WE MADE YOU!

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This week, we want you to put your imagination into maximum overdrive, and tell us a tale that involves the future, a journey through time and space, or a door that leads into a parallel universe. Toss some robots or aliens into the mix, or introduce us to a mad scientist, whose lab contains an operating table and a death ray machine.

We’re going to help you get started with some words to include in your story. They are:

  1. Fire
  2. DNA
  3. Corporate
  4. Student
  5. Secret

Prompt: Write a story that includes all of the listed words

Genre: Sci-Fi

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 50: WE ARE FAMILY — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story about sisters. Let’s find out what our writers had to say about this unique relationship.

  1. Rose Green brings us My Perfect Sister
  2. Beach Bum presents Terrible Suburban Secrets
  3. Joyce Juzwik offers What’s Best for Father

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 50: WE ARE FAMILY

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Sunday, August 7, 2016 is Sisters’ Day. All siblings have a type of relationship with each other, but the bond between sisters is quite a unique one that, at times, only they can understand.

Throughout life, sisters are there for each other during good times and bad times. Sisters know each other’s darkest secrets and best qualities. They can be the best of friends or fierce competitors; but, in the end, nothing, and no one, can ever come between them. Right?

This week, let’s explore the family dynamic of sisters.

Prompt: Write a story about sisters

Genre: Drama

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, August 11, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 49: WHAT’S BEHIND THE CURTAIN? — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a mystery story, and begin it with one of the following sentences:

  1. What have I done?
  2. It was obvious that he had been lying all along.
  3. When she opened the safe, it was empty.
  4. They had to find the diary before midnight.
  5. We couldn’t let anyone know we’d been inside.

Let’s find out what our writers had hidden behind their curtains.

  1. Rose Green concealed Her part in the game
  2. Joyce Juzwik stashed That Green-Eyed Monster

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 49: WHAT’S BEHIND THE CURTAIN?

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Magicians use sleight of hand to confuse and deceive when they perform their tricks. Metaphorically speaking, clever criminals do the same. Some leave false clues and plant evidence to direct suspicion away from themselves. During the investigation of a crime, the curtain may be pulled back many times, but does it reveal the truth or only what the perpetrator wants revealed? Such is the nature of mystery stories. They give, they take, they hide and they reveal. But in the end, are we presented with the solution, or simply another mystery?

This week, we’re giving your story a start. Where it goes from there is up to you. Will you give us the key to that locked room at the top of the stairs? Will you take us on a guided tour of an abandoned house’s secret passageways? Will we be invited to a party where no one is who they appear to be?

Let us tag along with you through all the twists and turns of your riddle within a puzzle.

Prompt: Write a story that begins with one of the following sentences:

  1. What have I done?
  2. It was obvious that he had been lying all along.
  3. When she opened the safe, it was empty.
  4. They had to find the diary before midnight.
  5. We couldn’t let anyone know we’d been inside.

Genre: Mystery

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

 

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 48: DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? — THE STORIES

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This week’s prompt was to write a story about casting a love spell. Let’s find out what magic our writers have for us this week.

  1. Joyce Juzwik reminds us love happens All in Good Time…

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