FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 39: WHY ME?

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It’s Friday night, and you and your friends planned a fun evening. You all work together at the same factory, and a huge order came in on Monday morning that was due by 5:00pm today. It’s been a very stressful week, but the order was completed with time to spare. A celebration is definitely in order.

You all had a terrific time at the local bowling alley, and decided to finish the evening with cocktails and a late supper at the Chinese restaurant downtown. Dinner was superb, and everyone was looking forward to opening their fortune cookie. Each took a turn reading their fortune, but when it was your turn, you crumpled it up and put it in your pocket. You told your friends that it was one of those silly predictions that fame and fortune will find you soon. Everyone had a good laugh, paid the check, and headed home.

All except you. Sitting in your car, you pull your fortune from your pocket and read it again. It doesn’t promise you fortune and fame. Your message contains a threat. That would be upsetting enough, but what’s most troubling to you is that the message is addressed specifically to you. Your name, first and last, is typed right above the message.

Prompt: Continue the story

Genre: Mystery

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 38: WHAT IS HAPPENING? — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a fantasy story that included a crisis.

Let’s find out what brought darkness to that other world.

  1. Joyce Juzwik offers us the Seven Sisters

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 38: WHAT IS HAPPENING?

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Today is Friday the 13th, and darkness has seeped into your world. What world, you ask? The world you’re going to create, of course.

Things are amiss among the magical creatures that dwell therein. Has the dragon who guards the gate gone missing? Did a witch’s curse miss her target? There is something terribly wrong in your other world. A crisis has occurred – some event that is sudden, unexpected, and overwhelming. What to do…

Prompt: Write a fantasy story, and it must include a crisis

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, May 19, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 37: CALLING ALL MOMS! — THE STORIES

Image converted using ifftoanyThe prompt this week was to write a detective story, and one of the main characters must be a mother.

Let’s find out what our moms were up to this week.

  1. David Jagneaux invites us to share A Mother’s Touch
  2. Joyce Juzwik shows us the perils of Raising the Dead

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 37: CALLING ALL MOMS!

Image converted using ifftoanySunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day. Are we going to ask you to write a sweet little story about a mom and her famous apple pie? Absolutely not! A crime has been committed, you have been asked to investigate, and we want you to include a mom in your story. The mom can be your detective, your victim, your perp, whatever. We don’t judge.

Let us tag along while your PI searches for clues. Your detective can be an amateur or a licensed pro.

Prompt: Write a detective story. One of your main characters must be a mother.

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, May 12, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 36: BRING ON THE FLOWERS AND CANDY — THE STORIES

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This week, the prompt was to write a story that included a romance. We left it up to our writers whether their stories were light and tender or dark and disturbing.

Let’s take a peek and find out how our writers set the mood for romance.

  1. Mike Young dimmed the lights for Skeletons and Kisses
  2. Joyce Juzwik decided it was time for Making the Right Move

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 36: BRING ON THE FLOWERS AND CANDY

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This week, we want you to get romantic. The rules are that there are no rules. Whether you keep it light and tender or dark and disturbing, is totally up to you.

Prompt: Write a story that includes a romance

Genre: Romance

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, May 5, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 35: THE POWER OF WORDS — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a horror story that included the following words: Cafeteria, keyboard, segment, washing machine, and chandelier.

Let’s find out what scary images our writers have created this week with their words.

  1. Joyce Juzwik warns us about the dangers of making The Wish

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 35: THE POWER OF WORDS

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Words. Those fascinating combinations of letters that have so much power. Words can soothe, they can endear, they can persuade, and they can terrify. Words create pictures in the minds of those who read, and write, them.

This week, we want you to create a picture in your mind and share it with us. By the way, we’re not at all interested in your words making us feel all comfy and cozy. We want you to get your freak on!

Prompt: Scare our socks off with a story that includes the following words: Cafeteria, keyboard, segment, washing machine, and chandelier

Genre: Horror

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, April 28, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 34: TAKE AN ASPIRIN, AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING — THE STORIES

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This week, our prompt was to write a story that was set in a hospital. Let’s find out what our writers have prescribed for us.

  1. Joyce Juzwik advises us to First, Do No Harm…

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