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

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Let’s take a peek at the healthcare industry. There are doctors, nurses, and technicians from various disciplines, all dedicated to the care and well-being of their patients. There is an element of mystery too. So many different people are in and out of patients’ rooms throughout the course of each day. They give, they take, they poke, they stick, and we comply, usually without looking too closely at their name tags.

Surgery is quite the roll of the dice as well. A sedative is administered so the patient is relaxed as they’re being wheeled into the operating room, and what greets them? A room full of people covered from head to toe in white gowns, all with masks covering their faces. Just the right atmosphere to lull us into a deep and dreamless sleep.

This week, we’re going to a hospital, and the role you play is completely up to you.

Prompt: Write a story that is set in a hospital

Genre: Medical Thriller

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, April 21, 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 33: I’LL GET YOU! — THE STORIES

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This week, our prompt was to write a story about someone with a thirst for revenge. Let’s find out what our writers have in store for us.

  1. Joyce Juzwik reminds us to Never Forget

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 33: I’LL GET YOU

 

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Revenge is defined as ‘retaliation for injuries or wrongs’, and those ‘wrongs’ can be real or perceived. Those who seek revenge do so for a variety of reasons. It may be that they believe they have experienced some personal loss at the hands of another, or they may have been on the receiving end of a seemingly harmless prank by a co-worker. Even if the action or remark was not extreme or intentionally dangerous, the desire for vengeance may very well be.

This week, let’s take a look at revenge; you know, that dish that is best served cold.

Prompt: Write a story about someone with a thirst for revenge

Genre: Drama

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 32: LET’S START SOMETHING — THE STORIES

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The challenge was to write a science fiction story that started with one of the sentences listed below.

  1. I crouched behind the counter trying not to make a sound.
  2. He tried to remember who had talked him into this.
  3. She had been warned, but now it was too late.
  4. It had just been here, and now we couldn’t find it.

Let’s find out how our writers started something this week.

  1. Joyce Juzwik takes us to A New World

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 32: LET’S START SOMETHING

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Invaders from other planets, giant ants out in the desert, robots from the future, dinosaurs from beneath the sea… These wannabe conquerors travel here from outer space, journey through space and time, dig themselves out from under the ground, or rise up out of the waves onto the sand of a beach resort. All so different, yet all with the same goal. They are all planning to start something.

This week, we want YOU to start something, and we’re giving you the tools. Let’s show those giant worms and T-Rex’s how we get things rolling. Here are your choices:

  1. I crouched behind the counter trying not to make a sound.
  2. He tried to remember who had talked him into this.
  3. She had been warned, but now it was too late.
  4. It had just been here, and now we couldn’t find it.

Prompt: Begin your story with one of the sentences listed above

Genre: Science Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2016

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 31: SHARE YOUR FANTASY — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a fantasy story, and to include the following words: Spring, egg, bloom, season, and bunny. Let’s find out what doorways to other worlds our writers have opened for us this week.

  1. Mike Young shows us how to be a Party Animal
  2. Joyce Juzwik shows us the way Home

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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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