Last week was our debut and five writers joined in with responses to an avalanche aftermath. It’s amazing what can bury us. Be wary of words, emotions and paper as much as unstable snow. Reading and writing flash fiction has been linked to elevated levels of creativity. Catch up on some great flash writing from last week:
- Repercussions!! by Rhuchira Khana of Abracabadra
- Flash Fiction by Jason Kennedy of I Am A Writer, That’s What I Am
- Flash Fiction — The Avalanche by Norah Colvin of Norah Colvin
- Flash Fiction by Susan Zutautas of Everything Susan
- Flash Fiction by Paula Moyer (submitted in the comments, posted at Carrot Ranch on FB)
According to the latest “Writer’s Digest,” short genres offer writers a way to break out in their fiction writing. In fact, there’s a rich environment for publishing shorts. If you want to pursue some upcoming publication contests, review this list at The Writer magazine online.
So let’s get to creating!
March 12, 2014 Prompt. This week’s prompt comes from a comment read in a magazine. A woman relays the story of how she almost sold her “prize possession,” a 1972 Super Bug. It got me thinking about what we deem as prize possessions. Do we hold more than cars dear to us? I suspect so, but I also suspect that we have emotional ties to these material possessions, as well. In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a character from any perspective who has to part with a prize possession.
March 12 Response by Charli Mills:
Middle of a Monday rah-rah meeting before the store opens and my cell phone vibrates in my apron pocket. I’m not supposed to take calls at work, especially not during the weekly sales goal pitch. A manager glares at me as I hastily exit to the backroom among stacks of boxes.
“I’m calling about your listing,” says a voice.
I’m sick to answer these calls. Already 18 people want to buy my sea-kayak, the one I take out on Lake Superior. But when you have lymphoma, prized possessions pay for treatments.
Submit your link by noon March 19, 2014 in the comments section. If you do not have a blog to link to, submit your response in the comments section (please keep it business friendly on my blog; thank you partner). Thanks for taking the challenge and happy trails to you in your writing adventures!