Flash Friday Writing Contest: September 8, 2017

Next week will be the first Flash Friday Writing Contest. The rules:

The rules:

The prompt will go live at 1:00AM EST.

Write like a wild thing.

Post your 1000 word or less submission in the Forum before Sunday at midnight.

I’ll choose a winner before Thursday. Winner will be chosen based on adherence to the prompt, creativity, voice, style, and craftsmanship.

The winner gets a manuscript critique from me of their winning entry. (Yes, you can rewrite it and send it back to me at a later date, but it still has to be under 1000 words).

Got it?

However, this week will be a practice week.

So here’s your prompt:

Choose one of the following pictures. Use it for inspiration to create a character voice and a conflict that character might encounter. Genre doesn’t matter.

Librarian retro

Dodge car


Good luck!


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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