“Mash Stories www.mashstories.com, has a good system, where they take three words, and then require the participants of each contest to use those three words, exactly as they are, in a story that is 500 words or fewer (and in your case that could be 250 words or fewer). You can ask for random words and then pull them out of a hat or something similar before posting them, or use a random word generator (here’s one: http://www.textfixer.com/tools/random-words.php).”
So, based on Ilana’s suggestions here are…
Word suggestions from #febflash—
CATAPULT, FUNGIBLE, STRIKE
Ilana Masad is a flash fiction writer as well as the founder of The Other Stories (www.theotherstories.org) podcast which features lots of flash fiction. She has been a juror for Mash Stories whose focus is exclusively on flash fiction.