Flash Face Off – 15th March

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Author: Kathy Hoyle

Hey hey writertron! Here’s your Flash Face Off prompts for the week.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and find out what we’re actually doing>>


The week’s prompts are:



I have no special talent I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.



I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.

Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol 9


I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Carl Gustav Young


If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of.

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

An elderly man wearing a dark suit with light shirt and red tie, with a smile, and wearing a virtual reality mask over his eyes

An elderly man wearing a virtual reality mask by Andrea Placquadio at Pexels

Yoda with a green light saber

Yoda with light saber  by Jim Tegman at Unsplash

A library with brown reading sofa with a throw over the back and left to hang down. There are a string of lights across the top of the picture that aren't switched on, a faded rug under the sofa and tables clustered to the right of the sofa

A library with reading sofa by Marlia Zakatiura at Unsplash

A man jumping into a huge lake surrounded by mountains

A man jumping into a huge lake surrounded by mountains by Paul Pastourmatzis at Unsplash

An Indian schoolgirl reading a textbook, there are four rows of girls in total at tables with green fronts, all of them are wearing pink

An Indian schoolgirl reading a textbook by Akela at Pexels


What are these prompts for please?

Every week, we post a set of flash fiction prompts. You write a super small story (500 words or fewer), post it on our forums, give and receive feedback, and at the end of the month we pick our faves for a Friday night online open mic night. It’s pretty amazingly awesome and you should definitely join us. Yes you should.

It works like this:

Use the prompts to write in any way that inspires you. Pick a side, pick both, pick a quote or pick an image, or just go with the general aesthetic and vibe of the themes. Whatever floats your writerly hoozits. And remember—flash doesn’t have to be dark and traumatic to be effective.

Edit your writing into a beaut 500 word story and post it on the Flash Face Off forums (please submit no more than 2 stories per week thanks!)

While you’re waiting for the awesome writerly community to read your story and offer wise words and critique, read at least two other stories and give your constructive feedback.

That’s it! At the end of every month we gather all our faves and have a big ol’ open mic party. Sign up here.


Please do make good use of the workshopping forums to offer feedback to others, receive feedback on your own story, and tweak/edit as much as you like. This really is the absolute best way to develop your writing (and it’s a really nice way to be part of this

Ok now we’re really done. Go write.

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