Well, it’s been a while since we had a flash fiction challenge around here. A few people have asked me about it, though, and I am very excited to announce my fourth challenge! You can see results from previous challenges here and here.
For those of you who haven’t heard about my flash fiction challenges, every so often, I host a challenge that includes three elements:
- A writing prompt someone gives to you
- A writing prompt you give to someone else
- Feedback for each of the participants by the various participants
“Flash fiction” is a genre of short fiction, generally around 500 words, but examples can be up to 1000 words. In our challenge, the maximum length will be 1000 words, but each person may assign a shorter length with their prompt. 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.
Feel free to use this image to promote the challenge. Just don’t change it in any way, please.
If you’d like to participate, comment on this post with the name of the blog you would be posting your story on. If you don’t have a blog, you can still take part! You do, however, need a way to comment. If you do have a Google account or some other way of commenting on blogs, comment here and email me at rachelleoneilwriter [at] gmail [dot] com. I’ll make sure to put you on the list. On Friday, January 22, 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, remember the following:
- Your prompt is dependent on someone I assign to you. You do not come up with your own prompt.
- No profanity, sexual scenes, or excessive violence.
- If you do sign up, do me a favor and spread the word about the challenge via Twitter, Pinterest, your blog, or some other method. You may use the above image to do so.
If you have any questions at all, please comment or email me. These are always a blast, and I’d love to have you take part!