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Ilana Masad – Writing Prompt

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“Mash Stories, 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:”

Ilana Masad | | @ilanaslightly

So, based on Ilana’s suggestions here are…

Word suggestions from #febflash—


Ilana Masad is a flash fiction writer as well as the founder of The Other Stories ( podcast which features lots of flash fiction. She has been a juror for Mash Stories whose focus is exclusively on flash fiction.


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