Flash Fiction

I’m a fan of flash fiction. I write some every week because it’s fun and it also helps to keep me sharp. For the last April writing challenge, I’m going to invite you to try out flash fiction, yourself.

Here’s what you do: Head on over to the most recent 500 Club post on the Parking Lot Confessional. As the kids over at the PLC will explain, there is a new 500 Club post each week. It contains two prompts for flash fiction. A prompt is like a starting point–a loose guideline to follow. The goal is to write 500 words of fiction based on one of the two prompts you find there.

Now, at first glance flash fiction can be intimidating, but it really shouldn’t be. It should be, above all else, fun. So pick the prompt that sounds like fun to you and run with it. If neither of the two most recent prompts grab you and this is your first time trying your hand at flash fiction, go to the previous week’s post and try one of those prompts. Then, let your mind go and just write. 

If you take me up on this challenge, and I hope you will, be sure to post your fiction on the PLC blog (they have instructions there) and include a link to your writing in the comments below, here. Remember, this should be fun. Don’t stress out about it. Just let your hair down and have a good time.

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