In theme with the upcoming Valentines Day, write a short story inspired by the following comic:
"At night, the streets are empty. No exceptions."
In the spirit of Halloween / Samhain, write a short story inspired by one of these microfiction horror stories. I'd love to see what you come up with, drop me a link so I can read! Disclaimer: not my images. Source unknown.
"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault." Note: this is the first line of a novel (source unknown)
Microfiction is such a fascinating form of story telling. With a finite number of words, every syllable is vital. In my post Story Classifications, I discuss typical length of microfiction and the 6 word story. In reality, we see microfiction all the time. You see, microfiction is rarely (if ever?) a complete start-to-finish story - … Continue reading On Microfiction
Writing Promt Span: 4 weeks Length: Flash Fiction / Sketch Story Difficulty: Moderate For my writing papers at university, we have to produce short stories to be assessed. Being a novelist, I've always found short stories, that are of any nature other than autobiographical, near impossible to write. I don't know how to smoosh the … Continue reading Writing Prompt: A Seasonal Concept
What self-respecting writer doesn't occasionally engage in random Writing Prompts? Well, me apparently; maybe a few others too - if I'm being honest. The truth is, as writers, we don't always write quite as much as we should. Like any skill, it takes practice and regular use to maintain your talent. Lucky for me, writing … Continue reading Writing Prompts