It has been a long time since I last wrote something for one of Chuck Wendig’s Friday flash fiction challenges. I know I say that a lot, but it has been weeks and for one reason or another I kept putting it off or I never found the time, which is probably tantamount to the same thing. Well this week’s challenge was too much of a sign to pass up.
For this week’s challenge he wants the last 1000 words of a novel, the ending, the summing, up the bit just before you get to the ‘Also by this author bit’. You get the idea. Maybe, just maybe if I had a go at writing the ending of my own struggling novel it would provide a bit more of a kick for me to write the rest of it. It does sound like it could work, and the worse that could happen is that I end up just writing some fiction instead, the horror.
So, with no more of an intro than the one I have already bored you with, here’s… ‘The End Bit’…
Oh, and it will very likely change if the damn thing is ever at a publishable standard so don’t start hunting me down if it differs. (I’m just thinking ahead, better safe than sorry.)
(N.B. That was a lot harder than I thought it would be.)
For this weeks flash fiction challenge at Terribleminds.com we were given a list of ten ‘ingredients’ that could be used in a piece of flash fiction. We had to choose five out of those ten ingredients and use them in a piece of 1000 word flash fiction. I could have chosen the ones I wanted but I felt that the ingredients were all of a similar vein so it might be more interesting if I randomly picked the five I had to use.
I used random.org to generate a random number which lead me to the following five ingredients.
- A Missing Corpse
- A Broken Music Box
- An Ancient Curse
- A Half Burned Notebook
- A Venomous Creature
As usual comments are both welcome and encouraged. Let me know what you think.
For this weeks flash fiction challenge over at Terribleminds.com, we were asked to write our flash fiction based on one of these five titles…
- The Monkey’s Pageant
- Dead-Clock’s Revenge
- The Black Lighthouse
- Bright Stars Gone To Black
- Plastic Dreams & Doll Desires
…or any combination of those words without adding any more of our own. Well, seeing as the word dead is in there and I did promise Jo of TheHappyLogophile.com that the next flash fiction I wrote would include zombies I came up with this little tale of undead love.
Oh, technically the zombie should have been in my last flash fiction but I couldn’t think of any way of putting it into this, so I saved it and thought I’d add it to this one instead.
Hope you like it, and I would love to hear your thoughts.
Another week and another flash fiction challenge by Terribleminds.com. Adding to the success of the earlier ‘Aspect’ flash fiction challenges (my entries can be seen here and here), Mr Wendig has done it again. This time he’s expanded the possible sub-genre, problem and elements to include options for our flash fiction by 100%. That’s right, now there are twenty possible choices for each. Which of those possible 8000 choices did I get for my flash fiction?
- Sub genre – Twisted fairy tale
- Conflict / problem – Revenge
- Element to include – A severed hand
Sometimes it can take a while for the ideas to formulate into something tangible, not this time though. As soon as the three components had been generated I was off like a whippet out of a trap.
This weeks Flash Fiction challenge hosted by Terribleminds.com was rather tricky. Mr Wendig gave us a randomly generated sentence which we had to include somewhere in our piece of 1000 word flash fiction. The sentence was…
“A novice revenges the rhythm”
It is a rather difficult sentence to use in its natural form due to a few grammatical inconsistencies. However, after a few days of mulling, ideas slowly started to brew and ferment like alcoholic tea. Then like a thunderbolt from the sky, or more accurately one of those little lightning bolts on the sensitive teeth adverts, struck me and suddenly I was on to something.
So, as always I hope you like and you must leave a comment. Yep, I’m making it mandatory now. If you try to leave the page after reading this without leaving a comment, I will send my army of molluscs after you. Don’t think I won’t. They’ll just wait for you, clinging on to your shower curtain to take you by surprise and take very small bites out of you.
Have fun, peeps.
This is my entry to the Terribleminds.com Flash Fiction Challenge: The Flea Market.
Another bit of flash fiction where I had no idea where I was going with it until I got to the end. Exciting, eh?
Here it is, comments are always welcome in fact they are positively encouraged.
A quick Flash-fiction story (or should that be conversation) based around Unicorns. written as part of the “Flash Fiction Challenge: That’s Right, I Said Unicorns” on Terribleminds.com’