Hey hey writertron! Here’s your Flash Face Off writing prompts for this week’s writing challenge.
(We also have to say flash fiction challenge here for SEO. Hi! Flash writing challenge! Flashy flashy flash flash!)
This week’s prompts are:
VAMPIRE vs ZOMBIE
“Wherever I was, I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time didn’t mean anything, nothing had form but I was still me, you know? And I was warm and I was loved and I was finished. Complete. I don’t understand about theology or dimensions, or any of it, really but I think I was in heaven. And now I’m not. I was torn out of there. Pulled out by my friends. Everything here is hard, and bright, and violent. Everything I feel, everything I touch…this is hell. Just getting through the next moment, and the one after that knowing what I’ve lost…”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
“Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men´s eyes, because they know – or think they know – some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.”
Dracula, Bram Stoker
“None of us really changes over time; we only become more fully what we are.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
“It took less than three generations of children online to wipe out the part of the brain that’s hard-wired for awe.”
Leone Ross, Come Let Us Sing Anyway
What are these fiction prompts for please?
Every week, we post a set of flash fiction prompts. You write a super small short story (500 words or fewer), post it on our forums, give and receive feedback, and at the end of the month we pick our faves for our Flash Face Off online open mic night. It’s pretty amazingly awesome, and you should definitely join this particular writing challenge, as well as our super supportive and lush writing community. Yes, you should.
The Flash Face Off Challenge works like this:
- Use the prompts to write in any way that inspires you. Pick a side, pick both, pick a quote, pick an image, or just go with the general aesthetic and vibe of the themes. Whatever floats your writerly boat. And remember – flash doesn’t have to be dark and traumatic to be effective.
- Edit your writing into a beaut 500 word story and post it on the Flash Face Off forums (please submit no more than two stories per week, thanks!)
- While you’re waiting for the awesome writerly community to read your story and offer wise words and critique, read at least two other short stories and give your constructive feedback.
- On the last Friday of the month we gather all our writers and have a big ol’ open mic party on Zoom where you can read your work and listen to other great stories.
How do I get on the big ol’ open mic party?
And that’s it!
NO WAIT, ONE MORE THING!
Please do make good use of the 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.
Ok, now we’re really done. Go write!