Lynna Landstreet Simon B. Such an incredible starter. Everywhere. Danny Smith by Dave Zeltserman It felt so right. FIRST PLACE WINNER. Skip them. Each time around you’ll grab someone else’s story and add 200 words to it. Alien invasion? We are reinventing the short story 200 words at a time December 20, 2013 @ Flash fiction, also known as micro-fiction, is a short story that’s usually between 500 and 1,000 words. It's number #186. I glanced about eagerly, hoping for signs of the brightening of people’s auras as they stepped out of their cars and pointed at the swirling riders. Pale fingers dipped into the dark liquid pooling around me. “The Metamorphosis,” “The Trial,” and “The Castle” are all very good stories, but “Give It Up!” is a perfect summation of the Kafkaesque: disconcerting and ultimately hopeless. I shook my head. December 4, 2013 @ ), Doreen Queen 11:15 PM, Whit 3:14 AM. He lifted my keys. Freer. Another outcast of life, like himself. 200 word FLASH FICTION First Campaigners' Challenge. If i could i would. wrote a nice second part. http://writinword.blogspot.com/2013/11/terrible-minds-flash-fiction-challenge.html, jeffwroteit Each time around you’ll grab someone else’s story and add 200 words to it. 2:54 PM. 10:51 AM. December 13, 2013 @ Nice!Thanks for joining the Insecure Writer's Support Group! The explanations are getting a bit unwieldy at this point, so I’m just going to jump right into […], Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge | Imagine That Below is an original example of a flash fiction story that comes in at just under 500 words. That was when the honking began and I realized, I wasn’t the only one seeing it. Jake Corwin signaled his men to aim high and smiled in grim satisfaction as their shots rang out death’s medley and the passengers sitting in the seats fell over one by one. (That part is critical, obviously. That’s what editing is for. Clocking in at just over 100 words, it’s also one of the most impressive feats of flash fiction by … R.T. Wilder 🙂, http://paul-feeney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/flash-fiction-challenge-part-2.html, Chuck Wennings Flash Fiction challenge | Pilcrows & Cedillas Short Stories Less Than 1,000 words: Flash Fiction. Mine is #72, Really interesting approach, although I had a few moments when I had to reread to understand what was going on.If you want, check out my entry. This week we are to write the first 200 words of a story. Terrorist attack? 2:38 AM. Gave me goosebumps. I would love to know what you think. Stick to a main theme. We’ll play this weird narrative whisper-down-the-lane variant until roughly the end of the year. I was ensconced upstairs in my apartment, attempting to write a proper article on the holistic benefits of açai berries when the thin veil of snow swirling over the cars below took on the form of native people riding on horses, Mohave, I thought, the word just coming to me. 12:17 AM. On the subject of Sad Reject, I missed joining any of the 59 Campaigners' Groups. Passive face and dull eyes, the stranger gave me no hope. Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama… Confident and happy? Thank to everyone who commented. Hope you like it! But great might not be the first word that springs to mind. This was fun. I have tried to space the story so the meaning is clearer. 12:09 AM, […] Story, Part 2by Courtney Cantrell on December 6, 2013 • 0 CommentsThis is for Part 2 of Chuck Wendig’s December flash fiction challenge. Then — and I’ll remind you of this next Friday — you’ll take someone else’s 200 words and continue that story for 200 more (for a total of 400 words). November 29, 2013 @ 10:16 AM, Levi, I have attempted to continue your story. 7:05 AM. ;)If the door lock had been on the catch she'd have had a chance. So, for right now… Post your 200 words at your blog. SHOW, SHOW, SHOW! The last one slumped over his wounded side, a dagger clutched in one trembling hand, eyes like granite over a large nose and even larger red-orange mustache. Unlocking the door, he dragged me into bleeding darkness. […], mckkenzie Don’t tell us. FLASH FICTION 55 words or less 2. Opening the door struck me as a bad option, “What if I don't?”, “Die here. Mine is (albeit loosely) titled Elegant Justice. 5:25 PM. I shot up from my desk and pressed my face to the glass. Unlocking the door, he dragged me into bleeding darkness." 11:42 AM, TERRIBLE MINDS FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: 200 WORDS | J.F. Flash Fiction: The First Two Hundred Words | We Love The Stars Too Fondly 1:59 PM, I chose yours: My thanks to John Ward - he suggested reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce. Never Let Me Go. 9:10 AM, The Helping Hat part two: http://vidacruz.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/200-words-at-a-time-the-helping-hat-part-two/, Flash fiction Challenge: 200 words at a time part two | and she lived happily ever after Morning AJ and NadjaThank you. At any time. This challenge was to write 200 words, the start of a story. My Mum was probably still asleep but I could hear her you-never-know-what might-be-in-there lecture buzzing on repeat inside my head. Let me know where your 200 word story is so I can be certain not to miss reading it. 1:42 AM, Hi, Ken & Mandy, I loved this. November 29, 2013 @ I love where you did the breaks in the story. 2:01 AM. Normally, 100-word stories are scheduled for 07.00 BST (GMT in the winter) on the following Friday. I’m posting it in a few minutes. Lynna Landstreet The creature looked up at him doubtfully, its eyes narrowing. Administrative head’s up — still tallying which of the opening lines were used the most in the last challenge (unless, ahem, anyone feels like taking that bullet for me). Oh that's vicious. 10:16 PM, Here’s mine – tentatively titled “Water” – 200 words exactly! Keep in mind that your first draft doesn’t have to fit within your target flash fiction word count. 12:08 PM, everyone else seems to be simply choosing their own – I’m going to pick one to start on…, Smoph I’m honoured, thanks! It’s not a problem, my mind just prefers things a little more organised. December 3, 2013 @  It continues […], Juicy Chunks O’ Wisdom For Monday, December 9th | We Love The Stars Too Fondly Less people out in the cold! Thanks for visiting my blog and reading mine :), Wow, yikes! Here’s my contribution. 11:14 AM. It defies length, boundaries, and expectations. 5:07 AM. But it is what it is and hey, I wanna try this out, see what happens. Flash Fiction Example. November 28, 2013 @ 🙂 This was uploaded via my phone so sorry if it looks a bit ropey. Almost like an exquisite corpse. Emma Chapman’s return to Edgware, and the school that pretty-much expelled her years before should have been studiously uneventful but her fascination with enigmatic, self-isolating, Conall Ridgeway–whose genetics put him at the eco-warrior end of the werewolf spectrum–spins her life from frightening to romantic by turn. H.P. Great idea for a challenge. http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3882836649574714556#editor/target=post;postID=9026482784722731233;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname. Running in the woods did great things for my style. This is a bit of an experiment, so, who the hell knows if it’s going to work? Flash fiction is many things: hilariously difficult to categorize; confusingly known as “microfiction,” “short shorts,” “minisagas,” “dribble,” and “drabble”; and sometimes, even dangerous. Doreen Queen 11:19 AM, 200 words exactly, about a deathly allergic child, her friend Bloody Marty from the graveyard she saw through binoculars, Crocodile Girl from an imaginary swamp, and The Owl. | Write on the World, Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge | Imagine That, Juicy Chunks O’ Wisdom For Monday, December 9th | We Love The Stars Too Fondly, Terribleminds Flash Fiction-Part II | Jeff Wrote It, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part 3 | Brickhouse Piggy, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part 4 « terribleminds: chuck wendig, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, The Final Chapter « terribleminds: chuck wendig, TERRIBLE MINDS FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: 200 WORDS | J.F. December 6, 2013 @ Flash fiction usually falls under 1000 words, though some may stretch it to 1500. 4:15 AM, Here’s mine: The Forest Road. Flash fiction is a medium of brief and enclosed stories. A great challenge in doing as much as you can with a small word count. December 2, 2013 @ Jake would have to pay those stories more heed. 2:23 PM, Also used your piece I love the MC's reaction when she slips to the floor...great description there. 4:51 PM. Subplots. I felt safe. November 29, 2013 @ It’s been a horrendously long time but this is a challenge I couldn’t miss out on. One of these days I might look at rewriting this as a 60,000 word novel. November 28, 2013 @ I hope you enjoy it. I should run safe. Juzwik's Blog(2). The carriage rider groaned, but to his credit he did not cry out nor beg in his last moments. :), Yikes! Drug-induced hallucination? Angela Carina Barry‘s work is posted here (scroll down until you find my original post at 8:59 PM on November […], Terribleminds Flash Fiction-Part II | Jeff Wrote It November 29, 2013 @ November 29, 2013 @ First it was cartons and tins on the worktops, then newspapers on the stairs. So, did she stab herself or did stab her? November 28, 2013 @ Micr-O Fiction: 8 Provocative Writers Tell Us a Story in 300 Words or Less. 7:38 AM, R.T. Wilder Although Wikipedia indicates that the starting word count for flash fiction stories is around three hundred words, there have been many flash fiction contests around the world with maximum word count limits set to 15 words or lower. I am 55 on the linky list and my entry is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/first-campaigner-challenge-the-door-swung-open/. A source of ideas. Dizzy… smiling, I slid to the ground. “You understand me?” he asked simply. December 3, 2013 @ We’ll play this weird narrative whisper-down-the-lane variant until roughly the end of the year. But, it was nothing I couldn’t make up with a bit of effort. November 28, 2013 @ December 3, 2013 @ Begin the story with the words, “ The door swung open ” (remember that these four words will be included in the word count.) 99 Flash Fiction Writing Prompts. 8:57 PM, […] this holiday week, Chuck Wendig has bestowed upon us this odd task in his Flash Fiction Challenge. People have been enjoying stories for as long as humanity has been around. 7:02 AM, Here’s my contribution. 7:53 PM, […] it. December 3, 2013 @ Just wish I could delete my original link…, Terribleminds Flash Fiction Challenge Part 2 of 5 | Author Lisa Barry http://jeremiahboydstun.com/2013/11/28/200-words-112813/, Adrienne This was wild. February 1, 2014 @ http://snellopy.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-forest-road.html, Angela Carina Barry November 28, 2013 @ Just enter the HTTP title into a browser. 8:44 PM, Joanna Horrocks Magpie Lane was hardly wider than a ribbon that edged the woods but that didn’t stop traffic using it to get to the motorway quicker. The parkbench’s curvature felt familiar under his tiredold spine. "Pale fingers dipped into the dark liquid around me. Often by necessity. The smile is a nice twist--makes me wonder what's going on inside her head. December 12, 2013 @ In and out, the slice of steel through skin shocked me. December 2, 2013 @ Creepiness! Hey R.T. – I continued your story, “Harriet.” Check it out at http://jeremypodolski.com/200-words-at-a-time-terrible-minds-flash-fiction-challenge/ (Also added to Chuck’s “Part 2” post). Flash fiction is perfect for when you have five minutes to fill. A bandit attack goes awry – for the attackers. 1:17 PM, Mosquitoes – http://lpstribling.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/wendig-flash-fiction-200-word-intro/, paulfny | Write on the World Flash fiction, also known as short-short stories, are stories no longer than 1,500 words in length. 7:53 PM, Et voila: http://lynnalandstreet.com/stories/in-too-deep-parts-1-2, davekearney75 5:53 PM. It’s a shade over the money at 224 words. Magunga Williams in Quickie 29th June 2015 7 mins read. Eeeeek! Does YOUR MC hold a principle as part of who they are? December 10, 2013 @ I’m calling it Jesper, just so it’s a bit easier to follow down the line, although titles are subject to changes at each stage. I asked a few writers this question. 5:04 AM, […] Wendig’s Terribleminds flash fiction challenge this week is a challenge in five parts. (My entry for Part 1 is […], And now, 600 Words (Only 400 more to go!) 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