“November 19 – December 2, 2020 Writing Prompt “A Zoom Thanksgiving”

Theme: It’s a Zoom Thanksgiving Requirements: It’s Thanksgiving 2020 (Or Christmas for those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving), the usual get

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“November 5 – November 18, 2020 Last Line Contest “Night Becomes Day””

Theme: Last Line Contest Requirements: Your story must end with the line, “As night became day, he started to understand

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Bonus October 7 – October 22, 2020 Writing Prompt “The Misunderstanding”

To avoid voting confusion with the Culture Clash contest, this bonus prompt has been extended an extra day. Theme: The

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September 17 – September 30, 2020 Writing Prompt “I Had to Kill”

Theme: Murder! Mwah, ha, ha. Story must contain the following phrase, “That’s when I knew I had to kill…” but

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June 2 – July 15, 2020 Writing Prompt “Chaos”

Theme: Chaos Requirement: No Requirements Word Count: 1,200

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June 18 – July 1, 2020 Writing Prompt “A Plan Gone Horribly Wrong”

Theme: A plan gone horribly wrong. Requirement: Story should include a Top Hat and an Astrological Sign. Word Count: 1,200

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! May 28 – June 17, 2020 First Line Writing Prompt “The Gift of Ancestors”

Theme: The Gift of Ancestors Requirements: Your story must begin with the line, “It was in my great-grandfather’s time…” The story centers

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April 16 – April 29, 2020 Writing Prompt “The Curiosity Shop”

Prompt: You enter an old curiosity shop/thrift store/blackmarket. You can only choose one object. What is its story? Word Count:

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April 2 – April 15, 2020 Writing Prompt “Facing Your Fears”

Prompt: We are living in trying times, and sometimes facing our fears can help us deal with them more effectively. So,

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! February 27 – March 18, 2020 Writing Prompt “Lost in Translation”

Theme: Lost in Translation Story must contain a phrase (word, sentence etc.) in a foreign language and its translation. But

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November 28 – December 11, 2019 Writing Prompt “Choose Your Adventure”

Theme: Choose Your Adventure The story must include a skull, a map, and a casualty.   Word Count: 1,200

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September 19 – October 2, 2019 Writing Prompt “Detective Trouble!”

Theme: Write a story about a detective and the various troubles he comes across when investigating a serious case. Story

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September 5 – September 18, 2019 Writing Prompt “One Week to Live”

Theme: You have 1 week to live, and you can do anything you want before the end…Anything! Story Requirements: None

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August 8- August 21, 2019 Writing Prompt “The Shadows”

Theme: The Shadows Story Requirements: You must include the following in your story: 1. A Wall 2. An article of

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July 11th – July 24, 2019 Flash Fiction First Line Contest “Traveling Through the Night”

Theme: Travelling Through the Night You can use any mode of transportation you like, it’s the journey that matters. Story

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June 13- June 26, 2019 Flash Fiction Last Line Contest “Taming the Wild Animal”

Theme: Taming the Wild Animal Story has to show an encounter with some kind of “wild” animal in or near

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May 16 – May 29, 2019 Flash Fiction Contest – “The Eavesdropper”

Theme: “The Eavesdropper” You or another character overhears a conversation where it is believed something horrible is going to happen.

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Extended!! March 14 – April 3, 2019 Flash Fiction Contest “Impulse Buy”

Theme: Impulse Buy An impulse buy leads to a life changing event. Word Count: 1,200

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January 31 – February 13, 2019 Flash Fiction Contest “The Goodbye Letter”

Theme: The Goodbye Letter Your story should be a goodbye letter written from one character to another. It can be

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January 17 – January 30, 2019 Flash Fiction Contest “What’s Really Going On?”

Theme: What’s really going on?

Strange events have taken place, at home, work, a restaurant, anywhere you choose, that doesn’t make sense. What’s really going on?

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November 1 – November 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Something Strange”

Theme: Something Strange The story must start with: (I)(He)(She)(They)(We)(It)(A Name)(The) … knew there was something strange…” Requirement: NO spaceships in

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September 20 – October 3, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The End of the World”

Theme: The End of the World. As in apocalypse; NOT a teenager’s lament such as, “If I can’t go to

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September 12 – September 26 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Trunk” (Bonus)

Theme: First Line Prompt. Your story must begin with the following 27 words: She lifted the hood of the trunk, bracing

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September 6- September 19, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Return”

Theme: Return (any meaning) Any genre or style, but has to have a happy/upbeat ending. Must use these four words directly: ‘suit,

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August 23 – September 5, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Wedding”

Theme: Wedding. Must contain- Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Word Count: 1,200

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August 9- August 22, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Travel”

Theme: Travel You take a trip to any location you choose. Describe the scenery, the people, and the social system in

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July 12 – July 25, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “A Branch”

Theme: A Branch. Any kind at all: tree, creek, service, etc. Required Elements: Must contain the following stand-alone sentence somewhere

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May 17 – May 30, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Artificial Intelligence”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: Artificial Intelligence, and/or Virtual Reality. There are NO other

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! April 12- May 2, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

Theme: Elements Story Requirements: Your story must contain these 3 elements: Identical Twins, a party invitation, and a Locked closet.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! April 5 – April 25, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Eclipse” (Bonus)

1200 word bonus flash fiction contest “Eclipse”, the story must include a secret.

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February 15 – February 28, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “What’s in the Attic”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “What’s in the Attic”. Story Requirements: An elderly man

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February 1 – February 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Fence”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Fence”. 1. a physical barrier either existing or in

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January 18 – January 31, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Ride”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Ride”. Requirement Element: Something or someone fragile or

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DEADLINE EXTENSION!! November 24 – December 31, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

This will be our final contest of 2017. We would like to thank all of you who have participated, and

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October 12- October 25, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Stuck in an Elevator”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Stuck in an Elevator”. Story Requirements: You are stuck

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September 28 – October 11, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Fire”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Fire”. Story Requirements: ‘Fire’ (any meaning of the word).

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August 24 – September 13, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Letter”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Letter”. Story Requirements: A teacher finds a letter in

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 3 – August 23, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Service”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Service”. Story Requirements: could be military service, could

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July 20 – Aug 3, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Happiness”

(Painting: “Happiness Costs No Money” by Gideon Fasola) Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Happiness”.

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June 15- July 5, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Conspiracy”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Conspiracy”. Stories could involve a current/known conspiracy, or one you’ve

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(DEADLINE EXTENDED!!) May 4- May 24, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Obsession”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Obsession”. Folks, this prompt is wide open. You can take

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April 6- April 19, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Devil”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “The Devil”. It is believed in some cultures that if

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March 23 – April 5, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Clouds”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Clouds”.   The clouds can be storm clouds, chem trails,

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March 9- March 22, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Night Photography”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Night Photography.” Contest theme: “Night Photography”. This theme is wide

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February 2- February 15, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Sequels”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Sequels.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can be

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January 5 – January 18, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “A Fresh Start”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “A Fresh Start.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread

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Story Thread: December 1- December 14, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “The Day After”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “The Day After.”  Your story must take place after some

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Story Thread: November 17- November 30, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Irreconcilable Differences”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Irreconcilable Differences”. The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can

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Story Thread: November 3- November 16, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “The Main Character is Physically Impaired”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: October 6- October 19, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “A Change of Mind”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: Sep 8- Sep 21, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest “Spring”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the Contest Theme: “Spring,” which

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Story Thread: Aug 25 – Sep 7, 2016 Flash Fiction First Line Contest “The owlet led me to…”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Story Thread: Aug 4- Aug 24, 2016 Flash Fiction Last Line Contest “In A Few Moments, There Would/Will Be No More Doubts”

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A STORY IS NOW AUGUST 24TH. LET’S GET SOME MORE STORIES SUBMITTED!! The LinkedIn

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Story Thread: July 07- July 20 Flash Fiction First Line Contest “It’s been a long time since I drank champagne…””

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; May 26 – June 8 Flash Fiction Contest “Family Secrets”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the theme “Family Secrets– real

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STORY THREAD; May 12 – May 25 Flash Fiction Contest “Discovery”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the theme “Discovery – of

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STORY THREAD; Apr 28– May 11, 2016 Flash Fiction Last Line Contest: “The Sands of Time Had Run Out.”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the Last Lin Theme: “The sands of

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Monthly Genre Short Story Contest – Fairy Tale Redoux

(The LinkedIn discussion thread can be found here. This post is for stories only.) What childhood would be complete without

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STORY THREAD; Mar 17 – Mar 30, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “3 of 4 Required Elements”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Mar 3 to Mar 16, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest: “Unwanted Gifts” Prompt

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Feb 18 to Mar 2, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest: “Desert/We Covered Lots of Territory That Day” Prompt

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Feb 4 to Feb 17, 2016 Flash Fiction First Line Contest: “It Was The Most Beautiful…”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Jan 21 to Feb 3, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Could it have ended any better?”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Dec 17, 2015 to Jan 6, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “There was a sudden chill in the air…”

Please note: In December the Flash Fiction Family will be taking a Christmas Break from Dec 17th to Jan 4th,

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STORY THREAD; Dec 10 – Dec 16, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Guilt”

Please note: In December the Flash Fiction Family will be taking a Christmas Break from Dec 17th to Jan 4th,

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STORY THREAD; Dec 3 – Dec 9, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Triangle(s)”

Please note: In December the Flash Fiction Family will be taking a Christmas Break from Dec 17th to Jan 4th,

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STORY THREAD; Nov 19 – Dec 2, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “The Curse”

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Flash Fiction Contest “The Curse” – With Thanksgiving coming, the usual 1 week contest will be extended to

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STORY THREAD; Nov 12 – Nov 18, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing First Line Contest: “It was the worst…”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the First Line Contest: “It

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STORY THREAD; Nov 5– Nov 11, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “A Seed”.

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the writing prompt: “A seed

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STORY THREAD; Oct 29 – Nov 4, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Urgency”.

This week’s flash fiction prompt is “Urgency”, think outside the box and make the reader feel a sense of urgency.

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STORY THREAD; Oct 22 – Oct 28, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Love”.

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the writing prompt: “Love”, required

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