Writing Prompt “3 of 4 Required Elements”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

This post is for STORIES related to this week’s Writing Prompt.

Required Elements – must include 3 of the 4 – singular or plural in any combination: 

  • An Antique Fountain Pen
  • A Mallard Duck
  • A Set of Wind Chimes
  • A Child’s Sandbox

Critiques, comments and feedback are encouraged on the LinkedIn Comment Thread; non story comments here will be deleted.

The point of these friendly contests is to hone our craft and create successful stories within a predefined set of limitations. There is no monetary compensation.

Please Note: comments may be considered “published” in regards to other contest requirements.

All stories fall under general copyright laws. No part may be reproduced without the express consent of the respective author.

Story Submission Rules:

One story per author. Stories must be in English, unpublished and your own work.
Stories must fit into a single comment box and must be under 1000 words.

Voting

You will need to vote for the following:

  1. Your top 5 votes in order.
  2. Story with your favorite character.
  3. Story with the best use of dialogue.
  4. Story with the best pacing.
  5. Story with the best structure.

See How to Participate for complete rules and disclaimers.

Voting starts Wednesday morning at 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EST / 10:30pm IST / 5:00pm WET/GMT/ 4:00am AEDT (Thursday) and ends the same time on Thursday / 4:00am AEDT (Friday).

A link to the voting page will be posted at that time.

Winner will be announced in the Comment and Story thread.

  • You may vote only once and cannot vote for yourself.
  • In order for your story to qualify you must vote.

The winner shall name the next week’s writing prompt.
In case of ties, co-winners may be announced and the moderator shall select a winner to name the theme.
The winner has three days after the announcement to contact either Alice Nelson or Carrie Zylka via LIFlashFiction(at)gmail.com with the next theme/items of their choosing.