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

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This week, the prompt was to choose a starter sentence from the following, and write a story in the genre of drama. The choices were:

  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.
  1. Mike Young introduces us to The Lodger

Make sure to leave your comments on Mike’s website. He used all five sentences in his story and truly went that extra mile down drama road!

 

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

Red curtain

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 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 44: WORDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a story that began with one of the following sentences, and the genre was paranormal.

  1. I wondered why that particular closet door had been nailed shut.
  2. They would never believe it had been her fault.
  3. He had to find a way to stop them from demolishing the house.
  4. She knew she had to find the necklace.
  5. The box was left at the front door, and had no return address.

Let’s check out which starter our writers chose.

  1. Joyce Juzwik selected #1 and used it to reveal Family Secrets

Please don’t forget to stop by our writers’ blogs/websites to leave your comments. You will make all the spirits very happy.

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 44: WORDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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The spirits are out in full force this week, and they want you to finish what they’ve started. They’ve sent us some sentences from the great beyond, and they want you to choose one of them with which to begin your story.

So, pick your starter and get to writing. Make sure you don’t let the spirits down – they’ll be watching!

Prompt: Write a story that begins with one of the following sentences:

  1. I wondered why that particular closet door had been nailed shut.
  2. They would never believe it had been her fault.
  3. He had to find a way to stop them from demolishing the house.
  4. She knew she had to find the necklace.
  5. The box was left at the front door, and had no return address.

Genre: Paranormal

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 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 19: LET’S GET WEIRD!

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HAPPY 2016 TO ALL!

Since we are at the beginning of a brand new year, I think our first prompt for 2016 should be to write something weird. How should you write a weird story? Well, first of all, you’ll select one of the starter sentences from the ones listed below. Then, you’ll write a story that’s dark, sinister, strange, mysterious, bizarre, twisted… I’m sure you get the idea. Let’s check out your selections.

  1. When I left the room, it was in the corner by the window.
  2. She found begging distasteful, but what other choice did she have?
  3. He hoped he would be able to outrun them this time.
  4. When they first arrived, it had been with the best of intentions.
  5. We pounded as hard as we could, but the door would not open.

You can take your story down a horror path, cruise it down a sci-fi highway or jumble those two genres together. The point being, when we get finished reading your story, we do not want to feel all warm and cozy. We want to be shaken, rattled, rolled, and taken on a wild ride.

So, pick a starter and get to writing. Weird awaits!

Prompt: Select one of the starter sentences and use it to begin your story

Genre: Horror or science fiction or a mixture of both

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, January 7, 2016

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