Flash Face Off Prompts (w/c 23rd November 2020)

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

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 27th November 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 27th November 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:  Terry Richmond)

(image source: Almos Bechtold)

(Image source: Wolfgang Hasselmann)

(Image source: Nathan Bingle)

(Image source: Fred Rivett)

(Image source: Johannes Plenio)

“He walks away
The sun goes down
He takes the day but I’m grown

― Amy Winehouse Tears Dry on their Own

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready… The teacher will Disappear.”
― Tao Te Ching

“I could disappear from the face of the earth, and the world would go on moving without the slightest twinge.
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“Amongst the monsters, I am well hidden; who looks for a leaf in a forest?” 
― Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus


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