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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 70: HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ANOTHER WORLD

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Let’s have some fun with our final prompt. All over our world, the holidays are celebrated in many different ways. But, what about the folks on other worlds? What holidays occur at the end of their years, and how are they celebrated? You tell us. Your ‘other world’ can be another planet or another dimension of our very own Earth realm. It’s all up to you.

Prompt: Write a story about an end-of-year holiday celebration in another world.

Genre: Science Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: December 29, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

We want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy, and Successful, New Year.

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 69: LET’S STIR UP SOME DRAMA!

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One definition of drama is ‘an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances.’ This week, we want you to choose a starter sentence and let the drama flow.

Prompt: Begin your story with one of the following sentences:

  1. He knew if he told them the truth, they would turn against him.
  2. She ran away quickly, hoping none would follow.
  3. They decided to leave the door unlocked in case it showed up.
  4. The letter revealed a shocking secret.
  5. No one in town wanted to accept the free tickets.

Genre: Drama

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: December 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 68: HOWDY, PARTNER

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It’s time once again to head ‘em up and move ‘em out. You had a powerful good time at the hoedown last night, and you’ve just finished wetting your whistle at the local saloon. The herd is getting restless, and you’re anxious to saddle up and hit the trail.

Prompt: Write a story set in the Old West that includes the following words: Wagon, dog, campfire, river, and rainstorm

Genre: Western

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt. This begins our countdown to the final prompt for this year, and for F3. Our final prompt will be for Week 70. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our writers for sharing your work, and thank you to all our readers for your support and feedback.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 67: WHODUNIT?

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Now that NaNoWriMo is over, we’re back, and we’re putting you to work. A crime has been committed, and we’re assigning you to the case. The detective in your story can be with the police department or a private detective in business for himself/herself.

Prompt: Write a detective story that includes the following words: Investigate, harmless, sister, notebook, and midnight

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: December 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, WEEKS 62 THROUGH 66: HAPPY WRITING

 

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I am going to give you the month of November off so you can devote all of your time and creativity to NaNoWriMo. I’ll be NaNo-ing too, in what will be my 8th year of participation.

Wishing you great success with writing your novel. Make sure you check back here on December 2, 2016 for your next prompt.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 61: PRE-NANO FRIGHT

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With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, let’s have some scary fun with a few terms from that yearly event.

Prompt: Write a horror story that includes the following: Writer, 50,000, month, goal, winner

Genre: Horror

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: October 27, 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 60: WHAT DO YOU SEE?

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If three people witness an event, when they’re asked to detail what they’ve seen, there will be something different about each of their stories. While there will be some similarities overall, each will have directed their focus to a different aspect of the occurrence. The same would be true if those three people were shown identical photos or paintings.

This week, we want to know what you see. Look at the painting above, and write your story. What you focus on is totally up to you. Your story can be about the painting itself, it can be about the subject, or perhaps the voice in your story will be that of the artist.

Look carefully, and then tell us what you see.

Prompt: Use the painting as inspiration for your story

Genre: Paranormal

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: October 20, 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 59: BRING ON THE MAGIC

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It’s time to take a journey to a world filled with pixies, dragons, ogres, goblins, and wizards, just to name a few.

This week, we want you to take us to that other world – to that other reality, where animals speak, fairies fly, and magic is everywhere.

Prompt: Include the following words in your story: Autumn, portal, potion, kingdom, and teacher

Genre: Fantasy

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: October 13, 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 58: EVER HAVE ONE OF THOSE DAYS? — THE STORIES

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Our prompt this week was to continue a story. It began with the following:

‘You’re on your way home from work and turn onto your street. There are several police cars, with lights flashing, parked on both sides of the street, and barricades have been set up in the middle of the street. You pull over at the corner to check out the scene, and see several officers coming out of a house carrying bags and placing the bags in a van. Following them are paramedics pushing a gurney toward an ambulance, with what appears to be a body on it that has been covered with a sheet.

This scene is upsetting to you since all this activity is occurring at your house. What makes it particularly disturbing is that you live alone. You get back in your car, turn around, and head for the highway.’

So, where did our writers go from there? Let’s find out.

  1. Joyce Juzwik hit a Rough Patch

Our writers will have a great day if you stop by their blogs/websites to leave your comments. We always appreciate hearing from you.

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 58: EVER HAVE ONE OF THOSE DAYS?

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You’re on your way home from work and turn onto your street. There are several police cars, with lights flashing, parked on both sides of the street, and barricades have been set up in the middle of the street. You pull over at the corner to check out the scene, and see several officers coming out of a house carrying bags and placing the bags in a van. Following them are paramedics pushing a gurney toward an ambulance, with what appears to be a body on it that has been covered with a sheet.

This scene is upsetting to you since all this activity is occurring at your house. What makes it particularly disturbing is that you live alone. You get back in your car, turn around, and head for the highway.

Prompt: Continue the story

Genre: Mystery

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.