Our writing prompt guru Chuck Wendig decided to do an opening line challenge this week. In theory we write the opening line for today and next week we pick one and write the story. So I wrote: Nobody in her
The tenth letter of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet is J for Juliet. Since this is Friday I need to write some flash fiction for you, involving Juliet. Well, that really brings just one thing to mind. And since Chuck Wendig,
As usual, Friday is Flash Fiction day. I use the writing prompt from Chuck Wendig (AC). This week we have five random words to weave into a 1000 word story, any genre. My words were Topaz, Casket, Djinn, Acid and
In this week’s Chuck Wendig Challenge we have to write 1000 words in a ‘something’-punk subgenre of our choice – a made up one, not a standard one like steampunk. I ducked the opportunity to devise a new one and
Something different this week. Chuck Wendig gave us a writing exercise in place of the usual flash fiction challenge. “I want you to take one thing and describe it ten different ways. That thing can be… anything. An object. A person.
This week we are invited to invent our own cocktail (and give the recipe), then write a short story tied to the cocktail in some way. Any genre, 2000 words. So this story contains alcohol and mild abuse of it.
Our challenge from Chuck Wendig this week was to rewrite a fairy tale in a genre drawn at random. I got 6 – Satire – and I also wanted to make it part of my Norfolk week. I’ve always wanted
As you may know, I don’t do horror. I find it too scary. Keeps me awake at night revisiting it. There was a short story in a collection of Amazing Stories* once, called “You’ll wonder where the yellow went…” which
“Easy. All you have to do is randomize a title from the two columns,” said Chuck Wendig. Then he gave us two numbered lists, I got my random number generator working, and drew 7 & 3 to give me “Orichalcum
“You dangle them from the cliff. You save them from the cliff. Doom? Salvation. Question? Answer.” I know Chuck Wendig didn’t mean it literally, but I just kept thinking of this situation for my task this week… to write a
Ten words – use all of them in your story. That was the challenge from Chuck Wendig in this week’s flash fiction challenge. I went blank to start with, then was tempted to do a little backstory since one of
This week’s challenge from Chuck Wendig was to write a story in your own ‘punk’ genre. This was in honour of the release of his new book Under the Empyrean Sky, which he calls ‘cornpunk’. I’m slightly familiar with cyberpunk,
This week’s flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig is a mashup of two films out of a list of twenty. I think it’s pretty obvious which two films I drew. It’s a bit long; but last week’s was short –