FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 57: LET’S BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to go to Page 5 of the book we were currently reading, and begin our story with the first sentence of the first full paragraph.

Let’s find out what our writers are reading, and where those starter sentences led them.

  1. Rose Green’s inspiration came from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and her story is called A new beginning
  2. Joyce Juzwik’s inspiration came from Bleed a River Deep by Brian McGilloway, and her story is called Survival of the Fittest

After you’ve read our stories, please take a moment to leave your comments on our writers’ blogs/websites. We always enjoy hearing from our readers.

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 57: LET’S BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING

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This week, we want you to find your inspiration in the book you are currently reading. When you post the link to your story, don’t forget to include the name and author of the book your starter sentence came from.

Prompt: Begin your story with the first sentence of the first full paragraph on Page 5

Genre: Sci-Fi

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 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 56: DEAR JOHN/DEAR JOAN — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story about ending a relationship using dialogue only, and the genre was romance.

How did those ‘let’s break up’ chats go? Let’s find out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik found out Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 56: DEAR JOHN/DEAR JOAN

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A relationship can be tricky, whether it has been going on for a long time, or has only just begun. Your character is involved in one that’s going nowhere fast, and wants to be free to move on in another direction. He/she feels sending a letter might not make their position clear enough, and decides a face-to-face chat would be best.

Will this break be neat, clean and painless or complicated, nasty and dangerous? Totally up to you.

Prompt: Write a story about ending a relationship using dialogue only

Genre: Romance

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 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 55: HAPPY TRAILS — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story set in the Old West that included the following words: Stagecoach, outlaw, bank, railroad, and cabin.

Let’s travel back in time with our writers to the days of cowboys and cattle drives.

  1. Joyce Juzwik confirms it was For the Principle

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 55: HAPPY TRAILS

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It’s time to saddle up and ride those trails once again. During the 1800’s, there were many exciting things happening in this country. Many people were mining for gold and silver, Frank and Jesse James were robbing banks, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway joined Atchison and Topeka, Kansas with Santa Fe, New Mexico, and guns were blazing at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

This week, let us ride along with you as you journey back in time.

Prompt: Write a story set in the Old West, and include the following words: Stagecoach, outlaw, bank, railroad, and cabin

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 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 54: TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK… — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a horror story that included a clock. What type of clock, and how it fit into their story, were decisions left to our writers.

Let’s find out what tales about clocks and/or time our writers have for us.

  1. Joyce Juzwik reminds us that Timing is Everything

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 54: TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK…

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Objects have been featured in many horror films. Sometimes they represent ordinary items that have been cursed, such as the Chucky Doll in Child’s Play, or the car in Christine. At other times, they are used as a conduit from the spirit world to ours, such as the TV set in Poltergeist, or the painting in Ghostbusters 2.

This week, we want you to include a specific object in your story: a clock. What type of clock it is or how it fits into your story is totally up to you.

Prompt: Write a story that includes a clock

Genre: Horror

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 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 53: GIFTS FROM THE OTHERS — THE STORIES

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This week, the prompt was to choose one of the listed titles, and write a paranormal story. The title choices were:

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

Let’s check out which titles were chosen, and what type of journey our writers have planned for us to the other side.

  1. Joyce Juzwik vows To Honor All

Please take a moment to stop by our writers’ blogs/websites to leave your comments. We want to hear from you no matter what side you’re on – or from!

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.