Flash Face Off – 29th 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:



A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

J.R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit


You can’t unscramble the egg no matter your wisdom and determination.

Kaleb Kilton


Oh, God above, if heaven has a taste it must be an egg with butter and salt, and after the egg is there anything in the world lovelier than fresh warm bread and a mug of sweet golden tea?

Frank McCourt


In my defence, the Easter Bunny is the weakest link in magical lore. I mean, you have to admit that the whole thing is ridiculous. A giant rodent who sneaks into people’s homes at night to leave eggs filled with candy? How in the world is that symbolic of the Easter celebration? 

Autumn Doughton, Chasing Polaris


In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it

You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade

I’ll be all in clover, and when they look you over

I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.

Fred Astaire, Easter Parade


Dinosaur Eggs hatching: five eggs in total, one broken and empty, and one on the left at the back open with a dinosaur peeking out

Dinosaur Eggs hatching by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz at Pexels

Golden eggs in a nest on a blue backdrop

Golden eggs in a nest by Alizee Marchand at Pexels

Sign with Egg Hunt written on it, with a rabbit and chick on top and a tree behind it

Egg hunt sign by a tree by Eren Li at Pexels

Figure sitting with a scary rabbit mark on and blue light behind him

Man in scary rabbit mask by Sahrul Ramdani at Pexels

Three wild rabbits playing in the snow

Wild rabbits playing in the snow by David Bencz 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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