Flash Face Off Prompts (w/c 2nd November 2020)

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

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 6th 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 6th 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:  Waldemar Brandt)

(image source: Alberto Frias)

(Image source: Roman Kraft)

(Image source: Jordan Beltran)

(Image source: Tabia Damm)

(Image source: Forest Simon)

Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.”
― Dolly Parton

“’Rubbish!’ screamed a fat, elderly woman, in Richard’s ear, as he passed her malodorous stall. ‘Junk!’ She continued. ‘Garbage! Trash! Offal! Debris! Come and get it! Nothing whole or undamaged! Crap, tripe, and useless piles of shit. You know you want it.’”
― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

“But we are trash, you and me,
We’re the litter on the breeze,
We’re the lovers on the streets,
Just trash, me and you,
It’s in everything we do.”

― Suede, Trash

“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


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