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Flash Fiction Early to Fall

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This week’s Terribleminds.com flash fiction challenge is all based around Hell. We have to write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 1000 words based in or about Hell, which is kinda one of my favourite topics. Why? God knows. That’s something a psychologist and a defense lawyer can worry about.

Not going to bother about writing any pre-amble this time, so let’s get straight in to the fictiony goodness…


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Flash Fiction : Supposed Injustice

Flash Fiction old building orpanage old decrepid ruinI still have some time left over so I thought I’d have another go at Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge. First one is here and it has all the details of the contest, so I won’t bore you with it again. This time I am going to write another piece of flash fiction based on the words that are left over.

  • Whalebone
  • Orphan
  • Hermit
  • Hound
  • Acid

So here we go… Hope you enjoy it.

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Flash Fiction : Flash in Ten Chapters

Red demon eyes evil monster darkBoy, Wow, Gee-willigers and holy crap has it been a while since I’ve written any flash fiction. Plenty of excuses( well isn’t there always?) but they aren’t important. The important thing is that I am here to lay a fresh batch of flash fictiony challenge on “yo ass. y’all”.

Hmmm, not sure I’ll try that street talk malarkey again, aaaaaand technically, I’m not laying any kind of flash fiction challenge on a bottom of any kind. I am merely participating in the flash fiction challenge expertly hosted by Mr Wendig at Terribleminds.com.

The challenge this week is to write a piece of flash fiction of no more than a thousand words, except this time we must present it as ten chapters. No other things to consider here, nevertheless I feel that the challenge part of the title may be true to its word.

Here it is…


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Flash Fiction Accounting for Revenge

flash fiction accounting adding machine calculatorAlready falling behind on my personal flash fiction writing objective, the Terribleminds flash fiction challenge is just what I need to get back on track. As a small diversion to the usual drill, this week’s challenge is to write a piece of flash fiction that can be up to 2000 words in length. Yes, you read that right a whole 2000 words. This means that I can go into more detail, and hopefully end up with something a little more special. Although I’m away from home this week, so it may be difficult for me to find the time to write this double-length fiction.

The gist of what my flash fiction is split into three sections, ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘uh-oh!’ Using a random number generator gave me these details.

I rolled and I got these…

  • Who – An accountant
  • Where – a trailer park
  • Uh-oh! – Left for Dead / Out for Revenge

Now the easy part, forming those three points into a well thought-out and perfectly written piece of flash fiction of 2000 words. Ah…

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Flash Fiction – Joe’s Bar (Part 3)

Well we’re now at week three of the Terribleminds.com flash fiction challenge. The challenge being, to add 200 words to an existing piece of flash fiction, slowly building the story until after the five weeks we have a whole load of 1000 word tales.

First, I’m going to draw your attention to Lynna Landstreet’s  continuation of my flash fiction In Too Deep that I think is brilliant.  http://lynnalandstreet.com/stories/in-too-deep-parts-1-2

I have decided to pick up ‘Joe’s Bar’ started by The Urban Spaceman and continued by Rebecca Douglas

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Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part Two

It’s part two of the Terribleminds.com flash fiction challenge. As a reminder the challenge is set over 5 weeks. For the first part of the challenge we had to write the opening 200 words to a piece of flash fiction. In the second week of the challenge we pick up someone elses first 200 words and we write the next 200 words. Next week we’ll choose someone elses story and add the third 200 words and so on until there are several 1000 word pieces of flash fiction with five authors.

Well, for this part I have chosen to continue Dangerdeans story entitled Blackout.

So here we have it. Dangerdeans original 200 words followed by my addition.

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Flash Fiction : In Too Deep

This is my first piece of flash fiction that I’ve written in a while, and honestly it’s only about 20% as good as other stuff I’ve written. Though, I have only written one fifth of the story.

Chuck Wendig’s Terribleminds flash fiction challenge this week is a challenge in five parts. This week we are to write the first 200 words of a story. It doesn’t matter which genre, or style and there are no other criteria. Next week (or tomorrow to be more precise) we will all choose someone elses 200 words to write the next 200 words for. I will expect that each person cannot add to any story more than once but that is conjecture. I do love the word conjecture.

Well, here we go.

    Flash Fiction : In Too Deep

The plunge into the ice-cold water, hit Derry like an avalanche. A fading knowledge of the film ‘Predator‘ had informed him to lower his body temperature so that the alien won’t see him. Though, he hadn’t realised how cold the water would be, how the flow of the water would drag him away from the bank or how his thick woolen coat and boots would become the rocks that pulled him down.

It’s worth noting at this point that in Predator, the hero was a hardened military veteran with experience in guerrilla-warfare, while Derry worked in the Accounts department for a large national fish exporter, and the most alien thing he had encountered in his life so far was the perpetual lack of sticky notes in his office. Being woefully terrible at making quick decisions, preferring an hour or two to mull over every eventuality also goes some way to explain his poor choice of hiding place.
His limbs stiff, his breathing now wheezy-gulps, and his head now spent more time underwater as his legs struggled to move. Derry panicked, with a thought that he didn’t have hours to mull over…. he was going to die.