Flash Face Off Prompts (w/c 12th October 2020)

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The two opposing themes for this week’s Flash Face Off are: ANCIENT vs. MODERN

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 Friday 16th October 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 9pm on the 16th October so will get in touch with authors on Friday to sort out logistics.

And that’s it! Enough preamble. Roll out the prompts!


(Image source: Eilis Garvey)

(Image source: Uriel Soberanes)

(Image source: Lloyd Blunk)

(Image source: Michu Đăng Quang)

(Image source: Sergey Norkov)

(Image source: Camillo Jimenez)

“Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever
Only, nothing is eternal.”
―  Audre Lord

It is a dangerous myth that we are better historians than our predecessors. We are not.”
―Mary Beard

“Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species — man — acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson

“And when, at last, …. I stood in London with ten pounds in my hand – five of which I promptly lost – the ancestors dwelling in my blood who, all my life, had summoned me with insistent eldritch voices, murmured together, like contented cats.”
―  P. L. Travers

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