Theme: Ocean The setting must be on or near the ocean. On a ship, in a high rise looking outRead more
Theme: Dominoes A story in which cause and effect are quite central to the plot. Perhaps something bad ends upRead more
Theme: Fox Forest Required Elements: leaves from a tree singing Word Count: 1,200 Description: Legend says Fox Forest is namedRead more
Theme: The Dance Required Elements: a drink a dance partner a non-dance place, i.e. a place you wouldn’t normally dance.Read more
Theme: Bottled Emotions You live in a world where you can buy bottled emotions. Required Elements: bottles Word Count: 1,200Read more
Theme: Last Line Contest Requirements: Your story must end with the line, “As night became day, he started to understandRead more
Theme: Culture Clash The story should contain a misunderstanding due to either a language barrier or cultural differences. Requirements: aRead more
New post publishing soon. The writer suggesting this week’s prompt, requested we change the theme from “The Misunderstanding” to “CultureRead more
This 30 day bonus contest will allow 2,500 words.
Winter Love – Winter is the only time two lovers can be together.
Theme: Memories Conjured The protagonist is painting an image of what he/she thought was fictional, but it suddenly triggers forgottenRead more
Theme: Revenge The line “you ruined me, I plan on returning the favor” must appear somewhere in the story itself.Read more
Theme: Something Wicked This Way Comes Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are so many differentRead more
Theme: The Gift of Ancestors Requirements: Your story must begin with the line, “It was in my great-grandfather’s time…” The story centersRead more
Theme: Somewhere Else. A character has to be in (or go to) a place quite different from their normal environment.Read more
Theme: Black Feathers
Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are so many different stories that could be told from this one detailed picture.
Use this image as inspiration for your story, it can be the image as a whole, a single part of it or several elements inside the image itself.Read more
Dialogue Prompt: two people are chatting in a café/restaurant/bar/park etc, they are discussing a recent broken heart. How did theyRead more
Theme: A Hard Time You must use the line: “it was a hard time for most of us…” It mustRead more
Christmas Writing Prompt: Reindeer Baby. 1200 word count, Story Requirements: A live reindeer.Read more
1200 word count: A story set in space, either on Mars or the international space station; must feature gold in some way, with a possibility of no return.Read more
1200 word limit First Line Writing Prompt “I know this is going to sound crazy but…”Read more
Halloween Prompt: “The Not Haunted Home for Sale.” 1200 word count, Story Requirements: A pumpkin or pumpkin(s).Read more
1st line contest: “Sometimes some things are better left unsaid.” *The first line can be finite as above, or thereRead more
Theme: The Shadows Story Requirements: You must include the following in your story: 1. A Wall 2. An article ofRead more
Theme: It’s all in the genes (in any sense or context – not a required phrase). Story Requirements: None WordRead more
1200 word Flash Fiction First Line Contest, the story must start with the line: “She was five when she accidentally swallowed her name.”.Read more
Theme: The Book That Set the World on Fire Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are soRead more
Which character will you be? First person writing prompt:
A little girl is sitting on a train next to a man in black. “What do you do mister?” She asks him.
Taking off his sunglasses with a faint smile, he says, “I make bad people go away.”
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?Read more
Theme: The Girl in the White Dress Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. This one captivated me,Read more
Theme: A Christmas Miracle. Stories must end with the line: “With that, he/she walked into the snowstorm, never looking back.”. (DoesRead more
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 inRead more
Theme: The lighthouse On a dark and stormy night a visitor arrives at the lighthouse. Required Elements: Crashing Waves (actualRead more
Theme: Return (any meaning) Any genre or style, but has to have a happy/upbeat ending. Must use these four words directly: ‘suit,Read more
Theme: Travel You take a trip to any location you choose. Describe the scenery, the people, and the social system inRead more
1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “The Harbor”, the story must start with the paragraph: “It was dark. Not pitch black, but some gray darkness that barely allowed shapes to form. All I could smell was the tang of seaweed, all I could hear was the breaking of waves.”.Read more
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “What’s in the Attic”. Story Requirements: An elderly manRead more
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Fence”. 1. a physical barrier either existing or inRead more
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Murder at Midnight”.
Story Requirements: completely open to writers interpretation.
Word Count: 1,200
This will be our final contest of 2017. We would like to thank all of you who have participated, andRead more
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Stuck in an Elevator”. Story Requirements: You are stuckRead more
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “tragedy”. Story Requirements: completely open to writers interpretation. WordRead more
Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Letter”. Story Requirements: A teacher finds a letter inRead more
Last line flash fiction contest. Submit a story in this bonus 30 day contest for your chance to win either a Starbucks or a Kindle Gift Card.Read more
Can you write a short story about the “Elephant in the Room”? An English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, or a condition of groupthink no one wants to challenge.Read more
This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Clouds”. The clouds can be storm clouds, chem trails,Read more
New short story contest theme: “Time”.
Anything to do with time. A watch maker; a clock tower; time travel; a historical era, the essence of a musical arrangement; a pocket watch; a deadline, (as in a limited time), a rare opportunity (one-time only). Etc., etc.Read more
This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “A Fresh Start.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment ThreadRead more
This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “A Christmas Tale.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment ThreadRead more
This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “The Day After.” Your story must take place after someRead more
This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Irreconcilable Differences”. The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread canRead more
(The LinkedIn discussion thread can be found here. This post is for stories only.) What childhood would be complete withoutRead more