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The two opposing themes for this week’s Flash Face Off are: EAT IN vs TAKEAWAY
Use the prompts below and/or the theme to write – in any way that inspires you. And remember – flash doesn’t have to be dark and traumatic to be effective.
Pick a side. (Or write about both!)
Pick an image and/or a quote, or more than one, or a mix of both.
It is tooootally up to you, so long as your writing has some kind of connection to this week’s themes and is no longer than 500 words. We only ask that you stick to a maximum of two stories. When you post a story it will go into a queue to be checked for all relevant content warnings before it goes live.
You have until midday on Thursday to think, write, and post up your story to our Flash Face Off forums.
PLEASE make good use of these 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 your writing community).
We’ll be picking a handful of stories to be read on our live Flash Face Off online event at 8pm on Friday so will get in touch with authors on Friday afternoon to sort out logistics.
And that’s it! Enough preamble. Roll out the prompts!
EAT IN vs TAKEAWAY
“These tomatoes remind chef of his grandmother’s allotment. This eel is a tribute to his uncle’s fishing prowess. I will pull the requisite faces to cope with all of this. The lunch will be purposefully challenging, at times confusing and served ritualistically in a manner that requires the diner to behave like a congregation member of a really obscure sect who knows specifically when to bow her head and when to pass the plate and what lines to utter when.”
― Grace Dent, Hungry
“If you walk into a woman’s apartment and nothing’s out of place, you know she’s not going to want to stay in bed all day and order in Chinese food and eat it in bed. She’s going to make you get up and eat toast at the kitchen table.”
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City
“So I went in this cheap-looking restaurant and had doughnuts and coffee. Only, I didn’t eat the doughnuts. I couldn’t swallow them too well. The thing is, if you get very depressed about something, it’s hard as hell to swallow.”
― J.D. Salinger
“In a little rainy mist of white and grey
we sat under an old tree,
drank tea toasts to the powdery mountain”
― Edwin Morgan, The Picnic
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