Flash Fiction Challenges

Why do I host these challenges?

A few years ago, I wanted to develop a regular creative writing practice, but could never quite find the motivation. In 2014, I decided to host a 52 week flash fiction challenge – basically, I wanted (read: force myself) to write a story a week and decided that flash fiction would be support that goal. Over the course of that year, I developed a writing habit and found voices, characters and stories within myself I never knew existed. It was liberating and exciting! I made a connection with a writing community and many cool and creative folks. It was a really powerful experience for me.

Why flash fiction?

I just love the challenge of telling a story within a limited word count. Flash fiction aims to tell an entire story within a short work count – usually under 500 words. There is no set rule about the number of words. Some say under 400; others say up to a 1,000 words. It’s really up to you. I personally dig 500 words for no reason in particular.

Writober 2020

2020 has tossed us a fair share of challenges, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon! Join me for Writobter challenge – 31 days of writing prompts!

Past challenges