Flash Face Off Prompts (w/c 5th October 2020)

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

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 9th 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 9th 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: Frankie Cordoba)

(Image source: Jason Leung)

(Image source: K8)

(Image source: Federico Gutierrez)

(Image source: Jeshoots)

(Image source: Edi Libedinsky)

“You may calculate for yourself the vast numbers of oysters which passed, each day, beneath my prising knife; and you might imagine, too, the redness and the soreness and the sheer salty soddenness of my fingers at the close of every afternoon.”
―  Sarah Waters

At the sight of them, she is taken by the desire for something sweet. ‘Do you have any marzipan?’
‘No. Sugar is – not something we take much of. It makes people’s souls grow sick.'”
― Jessie Burton

“There’s so much spring in the air– there’s so much lazy sweetness in your heart.
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Whoever you are, whatever you are, start with that, whether salt of the earth or only white sugar. ”
―  Alice Walker

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