Flash Face Off Prompts (w/c 25 May 2020)

 

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THIS WEEK’S PROMPTS:

The two opposing themes for this week’s Flash Face Off are: NEAR vs FAR

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 25th May 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 29th May so will get in touch with authors on Friday to sort out logistics.

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

(image credit: Josue Escoto)

(image credit: Dan Grinwis)

(image credit: Aaron Burden)

(image credit: NASA)

(image credit: Afra Ramió)

(image credit: Bruno Wolff)

“So far away
Doesn’t anybody stay in one place any more?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door…”
― Carole King (So Far Away)

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, (Rilke’s Book of Hours)

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.”
― Mary Oliver

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
― George Burns

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