July 2018

Tell your protagonist to stop talking. This month, write a piece with only five words or less of dialogue. But don't just put them in a room alone. Are they communicating with someone else? Are the five words important? Do they regret what they've said, or do the words assuage the situation? Or are the five … Continue reading July 2018

June 2018

Our theme this month is ACCEPTANCE. Write about someone coming to terms with a difficult situation. Or someone seeking understanding from a friend or family member. Or someone who discovers that after revealing a secret, they are loved and valued just the same as before. Responses: Split Ends by Kelsie Colclough Muscle Memory by Traci Mullins Requiem in Orbit by … Continue reading June 2018

May 2018

May is National Share-a-Story Month! This annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing is intended to bring children and books together, as well as to encourage the formation of parents' and children's book clubs. But everyone has a favorite story or book, regardless of whether they have kids. This month, use your favorite story … Continue reading May 2018

April 2018

April is National Poetry Month! You're thinking, wait, poetry? I thought this was a flash fiction site? But that doesn't mean we can't support our fellow writers, regardless of genre! This month, find a poem. Use it to prompt a flash fiction piece. You could write about two strangers meeting on a lonely forest road; … Continue reading April 2018

October 2017

This month is Inktober! Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any social media site you prefer, search for the #inktober posts. Choose one that looks interesting to you, and write a flash fiction piece about it. What is happening … Continue reading October 2017