Flash Fiction Challenge

Over at Chuck Wendig‘s blog, he posts flash fiction challenges once per week. I’ve not participated until now, but today I decided to see what I would get.

It involved four dice rolls, and since I don’t carry around my gaming dice all the time (anymore), I used the “dice roller” app on my phone.

What? Of course I have a dice roller app on my phone. Now where was I?

Oh, yes. I rolled a 16 and an 8, which means my flash fiction (1000 words or so) must be a mash-up of Southern Gothic and Magical Realism. OK. I’ve got this.

Then I rolled a 6 and a 9. My story must feature A Locked Door and also A Tremendous Reward. Well. Those two go together quite well, do they not? So my challenge is to make it not quite so obvious. In other words, the locked door isn’t a way to get to the reward, at least not directly. That’s too . . . cliché.

So, let’s see what I can come up with. Watch this space. Well, not this space. But this blog. For a new post. Later this week. Containing a 1000-word(ish) story. Hopefully more polished than this blog entry. With sentences. With actual subjects. And verbs.

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2 Responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge”
  1. Liss Thomas says:

    I’m so doing this. And coming back to ready yours of course.

    I choose Post-apocalyptic and Paranormal romance.
    Then I rolled, A disturbing diary and massive feast.

    Readers Beware!

    • Oooh, that sounds neat, as well. On my long drive today, I thought about this one quite a bit. I think I know my character and the setting. All I need is a way to interpret “tremendous reward” that isn’t clichéd. Like…a llama or something. ;)

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