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The two opposing themes for this week’s Flash Face Off are: SPOTS vs. STRIPES
Use the prompts below and/or the theme to write – in any way that inspires you.
Pick a side. (Or write about both!)
Pick an image and/or a quote, or more than one, or a mix of the bunch.
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.
You have until midday on Thursday 25th November to think, write, and post up your story to our Flash Face Off forums. A maximum of two stories each, please and thank you.
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). And remember, flash doesn’t have to be dark and traumatic to be effective.
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!
SPOTS vs. STRIPES
“Fifteen. Fifteen puppies! How marvelous! How marvelous! How perfectly! Oh, the devil take it, they’re mongrels. No spots!”
“Stripes make a habit
Of repeating themselves, go on
Ad infinitum, distinguish art and ordinary things:
Tree rings, traffic cones, wrapping paper. Hear
Rainbows jangle as light splits through
Water; the art is to notice.”
— Alison Riley
“I used to run a night club in Fort Myers, Florida called Norma Jean’s Dance Club. That was the hottest spot from Sarasota to Cuba.”
— Diamond Dallas Page
“Getting bad reviews or doing something that’s not great is also really good for you as an actor. It also makes me feel as an actor that I’ve earned my stripes a bit.”
— Greta Gerwig