2018 Flash Fiction Challenge… It’s on, like Donkey Kong!
For 52 straight weeks (that’s an entire year for those of you who dunno it) I will be posting a weekly prompt; we’ll call her the “Mama” prompt. Then, your job is to spawn a whole bunch of babies from the Mama prompt. Just like a litter of kittens. Except if your story is deformed, I won’t eat you.
Most prompts will be straightforward, but in case you haven’t noticed, I’m not exactly conventional. I say and do weird things and I like to spice things up once in awhile. So, you may be asked to do some off-the-wall stuff – all in the name of Fiction, of course.
This will be a compilation of both Prompts and final submissions. All in one place.
Weekly Prompts & Submissions
One: “The clock strikes midnight . . .”
Two: “Wrong Place, Wrong Time. . .” Submissions
Three: “MC is on vacation with a group of friends in a strange place. The next morning one of them has disappeared. . .” Submissions.
Four: “Pick a #, then pick another . . .” Submissions.
Five: “You’re with a friend one night. When you look at him/her their eyes reflect like an animal’s. . .” Submissions.
Six: “A bunch of old souls have escaped Purgatory and taken over the bodies of several people. Tell one (or all) of their stories. . .” Submissions.
Seven: “I saw it on the internet. . .” Submissions.
Eight: “Your MC is set up for Valentine’s Day, but when their date shows up they can’t believe who the other person is. . .”
Nine: “Your MC takes a selfie when they thought they were alone. But when the picture develops there is someone (or something) standing behind them. . .” Submissions
Ten: “A vehicle barely avoids hitting a pedestrian because someone else pushes them/removes them from harm’s way. Your character is either the driver, the pedestrian or the savior. . .” Submissions
Eleven: “No prompt this week…”
Twelve: “Luck of the Irish, eh? In honor of St. Patty’s Day, write your story involving one of the following symbols of good luck: a four-leaf clover, a face-up penny, the lucky #7, a horseshoe, a rabbit’s foot, rainbow, the North Star, a wishbone, a falling star, a wishing well…”
Thirteen: “Don’t drink the kool-aid! … (Who knows what’s in it) . . .”
Fourteen: “The jokes on you . . .” Submissions
Fifteen: “Your MC keeps waking up at the same time every night . . . ” Submissions
Sixteen: “Your MC receives an unusual inheritance . . .” Submissions