Stories · Writing

Flash Fiction Week – Intro


As you guys know, my blog has been slightly dormant for the past year or so. In order to liven it up a bit, I’ve decided to do a flash fiction week – short stories under 600 words, one a day for seven days. In the course of deciding, I mentioned the idea to a dear friend of mine who also writes and he decided to join me in the venture.

Because coming up with ideas is an onerous task that neither of us is particularly good at (although he’s better at it than me – my Idea Muse visits only thrice a year) we’ve decided to use fiction writing prompts from off the internet. Since our styles and thought processes are quite different, we thought it would be interesting to see the different stories we produce using the same prompt. The list of prompts and the sites we got them from are mentioned at the end of this post.

So (fingers crossed) over the course of the next week I hope to bring to you guys a total of fourteen short funky stories for you guys to read and critique to your heart’s content. Seven will be by yours truly and seven by my friend (<3) Tamoor Mir.

I hope you guys enjoy them. See you soon!

MENU (STORY IDEAS) FOR THE NEXT WEEK
1. Their marriage was not what it seemed….
2. If only she had taken the rumors seriously…
(from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/story-ideas-2.html)
3. It sounded like violin music, and it was coming from the basement…
4. What if you bought a new house or apartment and when you went to move in, you found someone already living there?
(from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/story-ideas.html)
5. A technologically-advanced society living literally on top of a medieval one, and a valid justification for why the medieval one doesn’t shape up and get techy.
6. The antagonist is a 5-year-old.
(from http://matthewdellar.com/200-fantasy-writing-prompts/)
7. Combine these elements: A taxi, an old enemy, and Valentine’s Day.
(from http://www.creative-writing-now.com/short-story-ideas.html)
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