Flash Face Off Prompts (w/c 20 July 2020)


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The two opposing themes for this week’s Flash Face Off are: PAST vs FUTURE

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 24th July 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 24th July 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: Anita Jankovic)

(Image source: Lucrezia Carnelos)

(Image source: Hansjörg Keller)

(Image source: Mattia Bericchia)

(Image source: Markus Spiske)

(Image source: Alex Knight)

“It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts.”
Ella Fitzgerald

“We will never stop fighting. We will never stop fighting for this planet, for ourselves, our futures and for the future’ of our children and grandchildren.”
― Greta Thunberg

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours
―  Audre Lorde, A Litany For Survival

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