I have so much fun participating in flash fiction challenges, I decided to try hosting challenges as well. So this is my first flash fiction challenge to anybody who would like to participate. The exercise is great for keeping your writing creative and fresh, and the instructions are simple. Write a flash fiction story inspired by the above sequential line drawings (anonymous), post it at your blog, and link it back in the comments of this post. Any genre, or no genre. It can even be non-fiction, a poem, or a drawing of your own, as long as the starting point is the above prompt. Word limit is 1000.
Time limit: next Monday- September 12 at noon EST. *No time limit on this one!* I will be posting my own story here next Monday. I hope some of you participate- and I look forward to reading the entries!
Oh yeah- the finale is I will choose an entry at random, and critique its strong points in the comments of this post. And of course other readers are invited to join in the friendly critique. I’ll put a link to this post in my next post, so those interested can simply click to revisit this challenge.
See you next week!
Here’s my entry, I ended up with a poem . .
Stand Lest Die
Score lain along the
corporeal lip, draft of power, false ascent,
To purge animas:
Spill and spawn rich
sun — rise
light — dawn
requiem, as corners unfold, Celestia blinks, dies, disappears
One swain comes another,
a love regress
Still no heaven
No hope for sheol