I love writing short fiction, especially from a prompt, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of a new flash fiction writing challenge. So far, I’ve written four, which I will link you to shortly.
The 13 Week Streak
The prompts come from Thain In Vain and Drafty Devil each week. Streakers have 500 words or less to come up with a great tale, and everyone votes at the end to see who has come up with the best story.
Here are the four stories I’ve written so far. Please leave me comments about what you liked, what you didn’t like, what made you cry, and what made you puke. After all, that’s what we writers live for.
Story 1: Discount Rate (Romance)
Three couples hire a small boat and a captain for a whale watching tour, but when the boat returns to the dock several hours later, only six people remain on board.
Story 2: Excursion (YA)
An hour’s walk from camp, there is a fork in the trail not marked on any map.
Story 3: Squirm (Speculative)
A man who ate a contaminated hot dog at a food stand is stuck at the back of a long line to the port-a-potties – and things are getting dire.
Story 4: Fast Car (Suspense)
Two teens steal a relative’s classic car and head to the beach.
That’s all for now. Hopefully there was something here for all your reading needs. If not, let me know what kind of story you’d love to read. Who knows? It might end up here one day.