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#febflash Prompts

1. Take the first line of your Facebook news feed as the first line of your story. 2. Take a piece you’ve written and re-write it from a different point of view or perspective–perhaps a different character’s take on the…

#febflash Prompts

Janet Hamill – Synesthesia Surrealist poet and fiction writer Janet Hamill has adapted her poetry prompt for us. SYNAESTHESIA:  THE SENSES AND THE ART OF IMAGERY Synesthesia – From the Greek, “perceive together.”  The intermingling of sensations; sensing for…

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Cynthia Kraman Cynthia Kraman, author of The Touch, Club 82 and others, suggested we try an “Exquisite Corpse,” or group story. The first line of the story is, “It’s 3 AM.” Add your line, then ask friends for subsequent lines.  Or…

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Tsaurah Litzky 1. Make an abstraction come to life by rendering it in specific details.i.e. for Old Age “Jenny was frightened that it was getting harder and harder for her to make it across the street before the light started…

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1. Since February is the month for love, write a story about a crush, requited or un-. Title your story with a word or phrase you’d find on a traffic sign. 2. Double soy grande caramel macchiato, cup of Joe,…

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Rusty Barnes – Writing Prompt The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction Edited by Tara L. Masih Rose Metal Press 2009 FLASH FICTION EXERCISE Memory-Mapping Exercise from Rusty Barnes I acknowledge here the conflation/adaptation of a couple…

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I teach a course in Flash Fiction, and have come to appreciate the kind of skill required for brevity of narrative and surprise/conflict. Over the years I have seen stories just over a paragraph to four pages that capture moments…

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Matthew Sharpe I recently spent about two years writing a lot of very short stories. I started by writing them accidentally and enjoyed it so much that I switched to writing them on purpose. I developed a few…

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“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This sentence, often attributed to Ernest Hemingway  (although the link to him is said to be unsubstantiated) has been called ”a six word novel” or an extreme example of flash fiction. Your choice of…

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