FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 31: SHARE YOUR FANTASY

 

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Story, people. We want you to share your fantasy story. The genre of fantasy is a fascinating one. Stories use magic or other supernatural elements as their main plot, theme or setting. Readers are invited to tour imaginary worlds where magical creatures are common, who are often involved in journeys and/or quests.

Fantasy stories can begin and end in an imaginary world, they can start in the real world and move to an imaginary one, or they can be set in the real world, and have elements of magic enter and take hold. There are so many different paths a fantasy story can take, which is what makes this such an intriguing genre.

This week, we want you to open a portal and permit us to step into your world of magic and wonder.

Prompt: Since Spring is now in the air, let’s write a story that includes the following five words: Spring, egg, bloom, season, and bunny

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 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 30: MEET THE PARENTS — THE STORIES

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This week, our prompt was all about meeting new in-laws for the first time. Let’s take a peek at how their meet and greet turned out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik shared Meeting the Parents

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 30: MEET THE PARENTS

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You found the one – the one with whom you were destined to spend the rest of your life. You had only known him/her briefly, but it truly was love at first sight, and you threw caution to the wind and eloped.

Now that your honeymoon trip is over, you need to settle down in your day-to-day lives. First, however, you are reminded that you still have not met your new in-laws. You have been assured they are not angry about not being invited to the ceremony, but it is very important that they meet you as soon as possible.

You are really looking forward to meeting them. It should all go very smoothly, right?

Prompt: Tell us about meeting your new in-laws

Genre: Open

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, March 24, 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 29: GET YOUR GREEN ON — THE STORIES

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This week, we were all about St. Patrick’s Day. The prompt was to write a story that takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, and to include the following five words: Whiskey, gold, road, luck, and leprechaun. Let’s find out what holiday events our writers have shared with us.

  1. Joyce Juzwik devised A Simple Plan

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 29: GET YOUR GREEN ON!

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Next Thursday, March 17, 2016 is the Feast of Saint Patrick, also known as St. Patrick’s Day. The day commemorates Saint Patrick, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish. Most major cities around the world celebrate the day too, with parades, street theater, and dance presentations. Pubs and restaurants make sure they have a ready supply of Irish Whiskey, as well as keeping another St. Patrick’s Day favorite on hand – Green Beer.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with food and drink and all things green. It is also the time of year when leprechauns and other fairies are out and about playing practical jokes on one and all. It is said that if you catch one, he will be obligated to lead you to his pot of gold. If only!

This week, it’s all about St. Patrick’s Day.

Prompt: Write a story that takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, and include the following five words: Whiskey, gold, road, luck, and leprechaun

Genre: Open

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, March 17, 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 28: SIDEWALK SALE — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week began with a used book sidewalk sale. We purchased several mysteries, and fanned through the pages to make sure none were torn or missing. They were all priced at $1.00 each, so even if the books were not intact, it shouldn’t be a big deal. The thing is though, with mysteries, no reader wants the page with the conclusion to be missing or damaged. We find our books are in good shape, but when we are checking out the last one, a note falls out of the book and…

The challenge was to continue the story. Let’s find out what mystery was hidden inside our mystery.

  1. Joyce Juzwik’s note directed her to the Chosen

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 28: SIDEWALK SALE

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It’s Saturday afternoon, and a beautiful sunny day. The newspaper is full of garage sale listings, and you’ve found some great items browsing through those. A small notice under Sales however, catches your eye. A used book store at the North end of town is having a sidewalk sale. All their books are marked down to $1 for today only. Forget garage sales. This is so much more exciting. Who knows what classics or first editions you might be able to pick up there.

You purchase several books and hurry home so you can pick out what will be your first read. The ones you bought were all mysteries since those are your favorite. You decide to flip through the pages of all of your new books to make sure they are intact. It is so annoying when you’re right in the middle of a who-done-it and one or two of the pages are torn or missing. Then again, how picky can you be? After all, they were only $1 each. Still…

While you’re fanning the pages of one of your new found treasures, a note falls out, and…

Prompt: The rest of the story is now in YOUR hands. Go!

Genre: Open

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 27: FUN WITH FRIGHT — THE STORIES

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This week, the prompt was to write a story that featured at least one monster. Let’s find out who, or what, got top billing.

  1. Rose Green revealed The Monster
  2. Mike Young was Doin’ the Monster Mash-Up
  3. Joyce Juzwik introduced BFFs

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 27: FUN WITH FRIGHT

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Lately, I’ve been on a monster kick. I’ve been watching some epic films like The Mist, It Came from Beneath the Sea, The Blob, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and one of my all-time favorites, Pumpkinhead. I know we’ve got a few months before Scare Day rolls around, but monsters are great fun to watch, read about, and write about any time of the year.

This week, let’s wake up some of our creepy friends from their pre-Halloween hibernation. You can go the supernatural route, and dredge up something from a grave, or share a day in the life of a creature, like a giant mosquito. Pick your favorite monster and give them headline billing in your tale.

Prompt: Write a story that features at least one monster

Genre: Open

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, March 3, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 26: OPEN THAT BOOK! — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to open the book we were currently reading, and begin our story with the first sentence of the fifth paragraph on Page 40.

Let’s find out what our writers are reading, and check out where their starter sentence takes us.

  1. Rose Green opened ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ by Ursula K Le Guin and the story she’s shared with us is called Dragon
  2. Joyce Juzwik opened ‘Brimstone’ by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and the story she’s offered us is called Paid In Full

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