Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner

Roger Shipp, author of the blog, “It's All in Finding the Right Words,” has started a new flash fiction writing challenge, titled, “Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner.” Everyone is invited to participate in this challenge. For more information, click HERE.

Roger provides us with the first sentence or part of the first sentence, a photo prompt, and approximatey 100-200 words with which we build our stories. The first partial sentence Roger furnished us with is, “Of all the places I thought I would end up on New Year's Eve…”This is my submission for this challenge:

Of all the places I thought I would end up on New Year’s Eve certainly wasn't at the Mile High Bowling Alley!” Macy threw her bowling shoes on the floor and plopped down on the bench to put them on. She was noticeably irritated that Andy had brought her to a bowling alley for their New Year's Eve celebration.

“I thought you loved to bowl?” Andy replied in a higher than normal voice.

“Well, I do like to bowl but not as a celebration to a brand new year!”

Andy irritably retorted, “We are here so try and make the most of it.”

Macy walked up to the alley with her bowling ball at ready and tossed the ball down the alley toward the pins. STRIKE!

She turned around and smiled at Andy and started laughing, “I guess I'm glad we came here after all because I'm going to cream you!” (137)



Flash Fiction Challenge for Aspiring Writers

There are several Flash Fiction Challenges on WordPress and I have really enjoyed being a member on them. Lately, my heart has been challenging me to consider starting a Flash Fiction Challenge for Aspiring Writers.

The Flash Fiction Challenges that I have participating in have many, what I consider, professional writers (authors of books or in the process of writing books). This made me realize that us “aspiring writers” need a flash fiction challenge of our own. (I would hope some professional writers would also join to be our mentors and help us improve our writing).

If you are interested, please read below and let me know your thoughts or your decision:

1. Each challenge will be a Photo Prompt Challenge. I will supply the photograph to be used to base our stories on.

2. I will start a new blog that would be strictly for this writing challenge and those who would like to join will only receive posts that are specific to this challenge.

3. I will need to know if you are interested in joining and if so, what is your blog url so I can send you and invitation from my new blog.

4. Would you like a weekly challenge, a bi-weekly challenge, or a monthly challenge?

5. How many words do you think should be the limit? 100 words, 200 words, or another number of words.

6. What are your thoughts about this Flash Fiction Challenge? Any suggestions or thoughts that I haven’t mentioned? Have I forgotten anything?

7. Any suggestions of names for the challenge?

So, please let me know if you would be interested in joining this challenge and/or what your thoughts are. Thanks!!

P.S. You do not even need to be an aspiring writer. If you would like to join just to have fun, that is acceptable too.

(Also, I do not want to step on the toes of any of the currently running Flash Fiction Challenges. I want to continue participating in these challenges, and others who may be reading this may want to continue participating in them too).