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Offline heidi52

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Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:40:20 AM »
For this challenge you must choose one set of three elements from the list below, and write a story that contains all three.  Stories can be any length up to 1000 words, including the title. Enter as many times as you like. Different stories of course  ;)

1. A secret diary, the first day of school (or a job) and identical twins.

2. A horoscope, an old flame and a locked closet.

3. An annoying boss, a bikini and something unpleasant under the bed.

4. A broken watch, a love note and a scream.

5. A stolen ring, fear of spiders and a sinister stranger.

6. A taxi, an old enemy and Valentine's Day.

7. A campfire, a pair of binoculars and a lie that gets bigger and bigger.

8. A party invitation, makeup and a recipe with a significant mistake.

9. An airplane, peppermints and a good luck charm.

10. A bicycle (or motorcycle), a broken tooth and an ex-lover.


You have two weeks. Challenge will close on 4/19 at midnight. Get writing.

Send your stories to me via PM, and please put Flash Fiction as the subject.

Will a moderator please sticky this for me.  :)
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Offline MiggsEye

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Re: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 01:27:15 PM »
Fantastic prompts and challenge!
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” — Dr. Seuss

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Re: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 03:40:20 PM »
Thanks Miggs!

I hope they spark some great stories.

Can I assume you will be in?  ;D ;D

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Re: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 05:27:55 PM »
Thanks Miggs!

I hope they spark some great stories.

Can I assume you will be in?  ;D ;D


I'll try. Have to cope with finishing my U.S. taxes by April 18th this year. Heavy sigh.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” — Dr. Seuss

Offline Laura H

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 07:13:29 PM »
I like it, Heidi!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

“Don't be like the rest of them, darling.” ― Eudora Welty

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 06:09:17 AM »
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First entry has come flying in over the transom.

Don't be left behind...
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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 07:57:09 AM »
Remember how you promised yourself you were going to write more?  ::)  Here's your opportunity to keep it.

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 08:49:16 AM »
I don't get it. The writing challenges used to garner a lot of entries. But lately the prose challenges have had dismally low turnout. Both in entries and then in votes. VOTES! the last challenge had 8 votes. Assuming that 2 of the votes were the entrants that leaves only 6 people who bothered.

Have we lost all of our prose writers? And what about our readers. You don't have 10 minutes to read and vote? I thought you were here because you love to read and write.

I have to question whether the games should be continued. At least the prose, the poetry side seems to do fine.

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 08:50:09 AM »
10 days left.

Offline Laura H

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 07:15:46 PM »
Come on, writers!

Heidi has given some intriguing prompts, and there's plenty of time left!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

“Don't be like the rest of them, darling.” ― Eudora Welty

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 11:14:52 AM »
I'm definitely participating  ;)

Offline heidi52

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 05:32:00 PM »
YAY, humdrumauguries!! You rock. Will look forward to getting your entry.

Who else?  :D

Offline kateD

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 06:34:57 PM »
Who else?  :D

Well, there needs to be a substantial field to make it fun. ;-)

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 09:35:45 AM »
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It's a contest!  ;D

But we still need more to make it a challenge!!
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Offline Laura H

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Re: Sticky: Flash Fiction Challenge #126 Three Elements
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 05:36:58 PM »
Two is a start!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

“Don't be like the rest of them, darling.” ― Eudora Welty