Writing Prompts and Submissions

13 Week Streak  – Summer Flash Fiction Challenge
One flash fiction story under 500 words a week for 13 weeks–that is your challenge! Stories must be under 500 words and contain the classic story elements: protagonist, obstacles or complications, and resolution. Each Monday I will post a weekly writing prompt here!

Week 13 – Stanley’s Cup Round

Prompt: Never underestimate the lives of old men sitting on benches.

Mystery Basket: a person named Ralph, animal crackers and driving on Route 66.

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Week 12

A woman dives into the ocean and hears a voice.

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Week 11

While playing truth or dare with friends on a warm summer day, a girl discovers she likes eating live bugs.

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Week 10

A family has an argument while waiting in line for the ferris wheel.

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Week 9

“I wish the timing had been better.”

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Week 8

A couple is seated in a booth at a diner when a red-headed bombshell walks in and sits down at their table.

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Week 7

A boy puts a quarter in a gumball machine and a human tooth comes out.

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Week 6

A character is at an arcade on the pier, when a man comes up and grabs his/her shoulder.

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Week 5

“Carnie wanted to operate the Mansion of Horror midway ride for the summer of ’69 Playland traveling carnival. No experience needed. Apply within.”

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Week 4

Two teens steal a relative’s classic car and head to the beach.

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Week 3

A man who ate a contaminated hot dog at a food stand is stuck at the back of a long line to the port-a-potties – and things are getting dire.

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Week 2

An hour’s walk from camp, there is a fork in the trail not marked on any map.

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Week 1

Three couples hire a small boat and a captain for a whale watching tour, but when the boat returns to the dock several hours later, only six people remain on board.

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