FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 47: ARE YOU THE ONE FOR ME?

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You haven’t been active socially following a breakup months ago. A friend decides you’ve been on the shelf for far too long, and arranges for you to go on a blind date. Your friend tells you nothing about the person except where to meet, and you are given a code word to use for purposes of recognition. It’s all a bit cloak and dagger for your liking, but you know you’ll never hear the end of it if you don’t go, so you agree.

It’s hard to anticipate how a blind date will turn out. We want you to tell us all about yours.

Prompt: Write a story about a blind date

Genre: Romance

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, July 21, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 46: JUST ONE MORE THING… — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a detective story.

Let’s find out what cases our detectives worked on this week.

  1. Joyce Juzwik shares At The Drop of a Dime

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 46: JUST ONE MORE THING…

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Famous words from a famous detective. For Lieutenant Columbo, it was always ‘just one more thing’. If he spent more than five minutes with you, there would continue to be just one more thing until he put the cuffs on you.

In addition to homicide, which was Columbo’s area of expertise, there are detectives working in many other areas of law enforcement, such as robbery, burglary, auto theft, organized crimes, and missing persons, just to name a few.

There are also detectives that work in the private sector, appropriately titled Private Investigators, or PI’s. A PI might work on cases involving infidelity, child custody, insurance investigations, and surveillance assignments. They also often assist the prosecution or the defense with criminal cases.

This week, your detective’s working on a case, and we want you to tell us all about it. He/she can be police or private – totally up to you.

Prompt: Write a detective story

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 45: INDEPENDENCE DAY — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story about Independence Day in a fantasy world.

Let’s find out how those magical creatures celebrate.

  1. Joyce Juzwik shared Independence Day

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 45: INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Next Monday is July 4th, Independence Day, the day celebrating the anniversary of national independence. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.

That is what occurs on Independence Day in our world, but what about that ‘other world’? What significance does independence have in worlds filled with magic and dragons? Are those delightful creatures such as unicorns and fairies truly free, or is independence something they must struggle to obtain and maintain?

Prompt: Write a story about Independence Day in your ‘other world’

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, July 7, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 44: WORDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story that began with one of the following sentences, and the genre was paranormal.

  1. I wondered why that particular closet door had been nailed shut.
  2. They would never believe it had been her fault.
  3. He had to find a way to stop them from demolishing the house.
  4. She knew she had to find the necklace.
  5. The box was left at the front door, and had no return address.

Let’s check out which starter our writers chose.

  1. Joyce Juzwik selected #1 and used it to reveal Family Secrets

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 44: WORDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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The spirits are out in full force this week, and they want you to finish what they’ve started. They’ve sent us some sentences from the great beyond, and they want you to choose one of them with which to begin your story.

So, pick your starter and get to writing. Make sure you don’t let the spirits down – they’ll be watching!

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

  1. I wondered why that particular closet door had been nailed shut.
  2. They would never believe it had been her fault.
  3. He had to find a way to stop them from demolishing the house.
  4. She knew she had to find the necklace.
  5. The box was left at the front door, and had no return address.

Genre: Paranormal

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 43: DADDY’S HOME — THE STORIES

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This week, our prompt was all about celebrating Father’s Day. What did our writers do? Let’s find out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik brings us a Happy Father’s Day

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 43: DADDY’S HOME

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This Sunday is Father’s Day, and it is defined as ‘a day on which fathers are particularly honored by their children, especially with gifts and greeting cards’. Unfortunately, that was never possible for you because when you were growing up, your father was rarely home. He was always on the road with his job, and in his profession, holidays were an especially busy time.

Your dad’s finally retired, and you want to make this Father’s Day the most special day he’s ever had. You’ve got the whole day planned, and it will be just the two of you. He is going to be so surprised, and you can hardly wait.

Prompt: Tell us all about how you spend Father’s Day

Genre: Horror

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 42: WHERE DID IT GO? — THE STORIES

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This week’s prompt was to write a story about something important being lost, and the genre was to be drama.

What was lost this week? Let’s find out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik explains all about Letting Go

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