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 — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a horror story that included the following: Writer, 50,000, month, goal, winner.

Let’s find out what our writers did with these terms used with NaNoWriMo.

  1. Rose Green shared some NaNo Horror
  2. Mike Young turned it into The Game
  3. Joyce Juzwik experienced Writer’s Block

Do leave your comments on our writers’ blogs/websites. Your input keeps us writing.

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? — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a paranormal story, using the above painting as inspiration. When our writers looked, what did they see? Let’s find out.

  1. Mike Young paints a Portrait of the Artist
  2. Joyce Juzwik reveals My Sin

Please stop by our writers’ blogs/websites to leave your comments. We’d like you to tell us what you see.

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 — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a fantasy story that included the following words: Autumn, portal, potion, kingdom, and teacher

Let’s find out what magical doors our writers have opened for us.

  1. Rose Green is in the middle of Preparing for Autumn
  2. Joyce Juzwik explains the benefits of The Potion

Please stop by our writers’ blogs/websites to leave your comments. We always look forward to hearing from our readers.

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.