Flash Fiction Day: help me

a call for writing prompt submissions
photo by Lauren Mancke

Dear Readers,

I need your help. I stumbled across Damon Wakes’ Flash Fiction Day earlier and couldn’t resist signing up for it (Doesn’t it look fun? You can still sign up, too, if you fancy it).

I don’t know how many stories I’ll manage to write. I’d like to write at least twelve. None of them longer than 100 words (obviously), but it’s still a lot. I’ll need plenty of inspiration. From you. A single word, a starting line, photo prompts, a (fictional) response to a recent post of yours – anything you’d like to see me use during my story marathon, pop it in the comments, please.

I am not going to promise I’ll use every prompt. But I’ll try.

30 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Day: help me

  1. OK, I’ll play! Here are a few, just right off the top of my head:

    As the ground rose up to meet her, she thought, “It’s going to rain…”

    Kristen sighed as the windshield wipers wiped the bluebird of happiness across the cracked glass.

    Staring at the crack over the bed, Bobby began imagining things that would keep him awake for a week.


    Once the gerbil tasted blood, it was hooked.

    At least two of the above are taken from real life. I’ll leave it to you to imagine which two.

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  2. My first thoughts:

    Forgetting what you need to remember, or remembering what you want to forget.

    The last kiss.

    Fur so soft.

    As fragile as tissue.

    I thought her eyes were green.

    The wrong glass.

    Cobwebs in every corner.

    Hidden in the basket.

    Have fun!

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  3. You might want to check out creativewritingpromptshq.com too – they have lots of interesting prompts based on pictures and storyline starters! Good luck 🙂

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  4. I know all of you will have a good laugh at this one! BREAD

    then try these 🙂

    The night she lost it all/control

    There’s something to be said about living in a shoe

    Little mouse found (in) the cheese hole

    That second part/sip/step won’t kill you

    The struggle against silence

    (Don’t) pick up the broken glass

    purging, solemn, ubiquitous, housewife, colour coordinated

    I can’t wait to read the posts!

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    1. Oh yes, she’s lovely. Thanks Lynn! Good to hear you’ve signed up, too – help yourself to a writing prompt if you want, there’s enough knocking about 🙂

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      1. Glad you liked her! She’s gorgeous 🙂 Only managed five and I suspect that’s me done for the day. Cracking fun, though – thanks for sharing the link. Looking forward to reading yours tomorrow. 🙂

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  5. I’m quite interested to see what you do with just 100 words to work with: that’s always seemed like an interesting format. Some things I think might make for neat stories:

    “The Top Ten Spork-Related Life Hacks You’ve Never Heard Of!”

    “It looked significantly less like a World War Two stick grenade in the photograph.”

    Also, this rather impressive photo of a wasp: http://animalia-life.com/data_images/wasp/wasp2.jpg

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      1. No problem! I’m totally astounded by the response this year: nearly 10 hours in (in my time zone) and there are still new people signing up. Thanks for being a part of it.


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