Recently, for something sort of fun and random, the wonderful Kait Nolan ran a little bit of a flash fiction challenge for her readers, and I won! The only prize, really, was bragging rights, but I decided to give it a go on a whim and it seems to have turned out quite well for me. It also reminded me of how much I love writing prompts and how I’ve been paying so much attention to novels, novels, novels lately that I haven’t been doing much on the frontier of shorter fiction. After all, the only things I do have published that I didn’t publish myself were two flash fictions on Communist China. Clearly, it’s a format that works for me, and one I should probably explore more often.
But I was also thinking it would be kind of fun to have some writing prompt contests on my own blog. Now, I know my readership is probably not even half of what Kait’s got, but I know there’s a few people and maybe this could pick up as something to do often. The only prize I can offer is more bragging rights, but that’s pretty valuable too, right? So here were go, a writing prompt; post a little blurb of fiction to go along with it and on Monday we’ll see if I can figure out how to do polls and vote for your favourite!
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Everywhere you looked, there were splashes of color. Reds and yellows, the green of the grass and the blue of the sky.
Have at it!
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