Flash Face Off – 24th February

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Author: SarahWHQ
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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:

BOOKS vs MOVIES

 

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

 

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

Oscar Wilde

 

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

 

Certain things leave you in your life and certain things stay with you. And that’s why we’re all interested in movies- those ones that make you feel, you still think about. Because it gave you such an emotional response, it’s actually part of your emotional make-up, in a way.

Tim Burton

 

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.

Martin Scorsese

A close up of an academy award with a red background and some stars littering the ground

An Oscar statue by RDNE  at Pexels

Room with comfy armchairs and round tables in front of a cluttered bookcase

Antique bookshelf in an old café by Emre Can Acer at Pexels

Darth Vader on set with a red lightsaber and two Stormtroopers behind him

Darth Vader on a movie set by Andres Garcia  at Pexels

The Hollywood sign with greenery in the foreground

Hollywood sign by Clément Proust 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.

NO WAIT ONE MORE THING!

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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