Archive for the ‘Flash Fiction Challenge’ Category

So, this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge over at terribleminds (in honor of Mr. Wendig’s Star Wars novel, Aftermath) was to come up one’s own space opera. Mine lacks some action, but I feel set ups the possibility of some space epic-ness, so I give y’all “The Conversation”:

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Hey, everybody! I know it’s been close to a month since my last post, but I’ve been unbelievably busy with the day job. Anyway, this week’s challenge over at terribleminds was to use a random title generator to come up with a title for your piece and go from there. I chose the title “The Whispering of the Lights” (because it sounded perfectly creepy and Lovecraftian) and pounded out the following:

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The only stipulation in this week’s challenge over at terribleminds was to introduce a dead body in the first paragraph of the story. I’d already had an idea for the continuing story of Gavrin the Mountain and Drayos the thief, so it didn’t take me long to cobble together “For a Glittering Gem”:

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This week’s FFC over at terribleminds involves using a randomizing feature at Flickr called “Interestingness” to find a picture to serve as a prompt. I came across a picture titled “Kermit needs to cross” and found it just odd enough to get my brain spinning in a vaguely Lovecraftian direction. So, I present “It’s Not Easy”:

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Ah…”Roll a d20 and combine two things to create the basis for your story.” Honestly, this has become one of my favorite types of FFC that Chuck Wendig does. The freedom inherent to it is nigh-unbounded and the possible “ingredients” are always so fresh and interesting. This time around, I rolled “Grimdark Fantasy” (think “Low Fantasy, George R.R. Martin-style”) and “Parallel Universe.” I took my best stab and came up with “The Basket”:

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The challenge over at terribleminds this week was to use an image (either provided by El Wendigo himself or by someone else in the comments) and write a story based on it. I decided to use the image provided by Wendig (of a business’ sign proclaiming OBERON IS HERE) and came up with “Private Party”:

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This week’s challenge over at terribleminds was to write a story in one hundred words (though, I ended up with a count of 161…sue me). I’ll admit, this was a bit more experimental than I’m used to, so I went out on a limb with “100 Words”:

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