Next month, I will participate in a flash fiction challenge where they send out a prompt based on genre, location, and an object. This starts at midnight on a Friday and you have until midnight on Sunday to turn in your story.
So crazy, I thought maybe I should train for it. Back in the day, in the Army, we had a saying: Train as you fight. Why not apply that to this situation?
My goal on Friday was to dash off a flash fiction piece in a day. I used the examples on the site, only I made three separate lists, so I wouldn’t go into any story with preconceived notions. I mixed up the selections using a random number generator.
What was my first assignment?
Romantic Comedy / A drug rehab center / a glass eye
Yes. Because nothing says romance or comedy like drug addiction. But … I did it. I had a story by the end of Friday. I’m not certain it’s something I’ll ever send out. I am fairly certain it’s offensive (see “glass eye” above), but it was a blast to write and reassuring.
I may come in last, but I feel pretty certain I can write a story for the challenge (albeit an offensive one).
- Practice Flash Fiction ~ 1,000 words
- The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
- A Measure of Sorrow
- Alliance ~ Yep, sent it right back out again