Flash Fiction Friday Writing Contest – September 8, 2017

Here’s your flash fiction writing prompt for Friday, September 8: The Rising

The rules:

You have until Sunday, September 10, at midnight EST to submit your entry in the Forums. It must be under 1000 words and adhere in some way to this weeks theme.

Entries will be judged on creativity, interpretation of the theme, structure, technical skill, and the overall quality of the writing. The winning entry will receive a manuscript critique from me.

I’ll post the winner by Thursday (unless Hurricane Irma says otherwise).

Good luck!


Use the photo below and/or the excerpt from Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” along with this week’s theme of “The Rising.”

Flash Fiction Prompt


An excerpt from “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou:

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Here’s the link to the Forum for this week.



Anna Yeatts is the publisher of Flash Fiction Online, one of the largest & oldest venues for short-short fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Penumbra, Mslexia, & Cicada, among other publications. Follow her at annayeatts.com or on Twitter @AnnaYeatts. Anna also teaches online writing courses and coaches personal writing students.


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