Back in April, I challenged ya’ll to participate in a circular flash fiction challenge, where we each had a prompt and a word limit of 1000 words or fewer. The exercise was a blast, and there were some very creative responses! Check some of them out if you’ve got a few minutes:
Well, I think this would be a good time to do another flash fiction challenge. For those of you who don’t know, “flash fiction” is a genre of short fiction, generally around 500 words, but examples can be up to 1000 words. For this challenge, you’ll be writing a response to a prompt given to you by someone else. In addition, you’ll also create a prompt for a different person. Prompts can be anything from a concept to a sentence starter to a picture, etc. If it can prompt a story, you can use it. The final element of this exercise is feedback: you are responsible for giving feedback both to the person you gave a prompt to and the person you received a prompt from. Of course, you’re welcome to give feedback to anyone else, as well.
If you’d like to participate, comment on this post with the name of the blog you would be posting your response on. If you don’t have a blog or a way of commenting here, you can still take part! Email me at rachelleoneilwriter [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll put you on the list. On Friday the 26th, two weeks from today, I will pair you each with your partners and give the official rule list. You may sign up anytime between now and then. For now, all you need to know is the following:
- Your prompt is dependent on someone I assign to you.
- No profanity, sexual scenes, or excessive violence.
- Feel free to refer others to this post. The more, the merrier!
I’m excited for this! My last challenge was a blast, and I’m sure this one will be even better. It could also serve as an excellent way to get your writer juices going for Go Teen Writers’ 100 for 100 challenge or for NaNoWriMo! I’m looking forward to seeing your names on the list! If you have any questions at all, please comment. I’m happy to answer them for you!