Flash Fiction Friday Writing Prompt – Gas pump on a farm

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Today is Flash Fiction Friday. Feed your muse chocolate and she’ll help you write a great story. But make sure you give her the good stuff. :)

Check this out to see how Flash Fiction Friday works, as well as information on how you can contribute to Flash Fiction Friday. :)

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The Prompt

Write this story using the phrase, "we need to build a windmill".

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. How you interpret it and where you take it is a whole other adventure and completely up to you. :) Happy adventures!

Get Writing!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

When you’re done, leave a comment including a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :) Please also include a link to the writing prompt here on your blog. :)

Flash Fiction Friday Writing Prompt – Hiroshima Castle

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Today is Flash Fiction Friday, the day we all go crazy, employing our many personalities to write that best selling flash fiction…

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The Prompt

Make your main character a warrior. :)

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. How you interpret it and where you take it is a whole other adventure and completely up to you. :) Happy adventures!

Get Writing!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

When you’re done, leave a comment including a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :) Please also include a link to the writing prompt here on your blog. :)

Flash Fiction Friday Writing Prompt – The Souk

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Today is Flash Fiction Friday, the day we all go crazy, employing our many personalities to write that best selling flash fiction…

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The Prompt

Make your main character a spy and set him in a place s/he’s completely unfamiliar with. S/he studied the local language, but doesn’t get all the nuances.

What happens?

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. How you interpret it and where you take it is a whole other adventure and completely up to you. :) Happy adventures!

Get Writing!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

When you’re done, leave a comment including a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :) Please also include a link to the writing prompt here on your blog. :)

Flash Fiction Friday Writing Prompt – The Tango

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Today is Flash Fiction Friday, the day we all go crazy, employing our many personalities to write that best selling flash fiction…

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The Prompt

Set this flash fiction piece on another planet with other sentient species. What do they think of what these two people are doing? How would your sentient species react?

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. How you interpret it and where you take it is a whole other adventure and completely up to you. :) Happy adventures!

Get Writing!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

When you’re done, leave a comment including a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :) Please also include a link to the writing prompt here on your blog. :)

Flash Fiction Friday Writing Prompt – A man named Earl and a jungle monster

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Today is Flash Fiction Friday, the day we all go insane trying to write that best selling flash fiction…

Okay, so I haven’t been running my Flash Fiction Fridays in a long time, but today, they’re resurrected. I hope you join in and have some fun!

Check this out to see how Flash Fiction Friday works, as well as information on how you can contribute to Flash Fiction Friday. :)

The Prompt

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Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. How you interpret it and where you take it is a whole other adventure and completely up to you. :) Happy adventuring!

Get Writing!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

When you’re done, leave a comment including a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :) Please also include a link to the writing prompt here on your blog. :)

Flash Fiction Friday – How it works

The Writing Prompt

I’ll post a writing prompt each Friday.

The prompt might be in the form of a picture, title, words or phrase to be included in the story, or something else entirely.

What you do with the writing prompt and how you interpret it is entirely up to you. :D

If you post (either in part or the whole thing) what you’ve written online to a blog or other website, please link back to the specific writing prompt that prompted that story (using a permalink or permanent link) and leave a comment on that prompt with a permalink to your story so we can all check it out. :)

Your reward? A breathtakingly brilliant and entertaining short story or a crazy plot twist if we’re all lucky. Hey, make sure you give me half the profits, eh, for providing you with the idea… :D

The Tip of the Day

I’ll try to post a writing tip with each Flash Fiction Friday writing prompt. Hopefully they’ll help someone. :)

How you can help

If you’ve got a great idea for a writing prompt or a writing tip, email me at lm at lmashton dot com. I’ll credit you and provide a link back to your blog, website, Twitter page, or something similar that you provide me with. :)

Please use "Flash Fiction Friday" in the subject line of the email.

Images for you to use

You can use the image below on your website.

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If you need another size, please let me know and I’ll do my best to accommodate. :)

Happy writing!

FFWriMo Day 30 Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

ffwrimo flash fiction writing monthWelcome to Flash Fiction Writing Month, where everything is possible! It’s only limited by, well, nothing! Nothing at all!

To understand how FFWriMo, or Flash Fiction Writing Month, works, read this. It’s not complicated. :)

Tip of the Day

Try writing in a different genre than your usual and play. You might be surprised with what you end up with. :)

The Prompt

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Use this as the setting for your story. :)

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. Where you take it is a whole other adventure. :) Happy adventuring!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

And when you’re done, come back and leave a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :)

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FFWriMo Day 29 Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

ffwrimo flash fiction writing monthWelcome to Flash Fiction Writing Month, where everything is possible! It’s only limited by, well, nothing! Nothing at all!

To understand how FFWriMo, or Flash Fiction Writing Month, works, read this. It’s not complicated. :)

Tip of the Day

Take some time out to let your imagination run free. Daydream. Have fun playing with your characters and setting mentally. See what kind of trouble they can come up with all on their own…

The Prompt

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What would your character be like if he’d gone to a school like this? How would it change him, shape him?

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. Where you take it is a whole other adventure. :) Happy adventuring!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

And when you’re done, come back and leave a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :)

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FFWriMo Day 28 Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

ffwrimo flash fiction writing monthWelcome to Flash Fiction Writing Month, where everything is possible! It’s only limited by, well, nothing! Nothing at all!

To understand how FFWriMo, or Flash Fiction Writing Month, works, read this. It’s not complicated. :)

Tip of the Day

Read a variety of books from a variety of genres to feed your creative self. Read widely, both good books and bad, to see both what works for you as a reader as well as what doesn’t. Why do some things work and others don’t? What lessons can you take from the books you read?

The Prompt

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One of your characters is an inventor, years before his time.

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. Where you take it is a whole other adventure. :) Happy adventuring!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

And when you’re done, come back and leave a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :)

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FFWriMo Day 27 Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

ffwrimo flash fiction writing monthWelcome to Flash Fiction Writing Month, where everything is possible! It’s only limited by, well, nothing! Nothing at all!

To understand how FFWriMo, or Flash Fiction Writing Month, works, read this. It’s not complicated. :)

Tip of the Day

Do you have strange dreams, particularly the kind that can serve as inspiration for a story? Keep a notebook close at hand when you sleep, and when you have such a dream, promptly write it down – you may not remember it the next morning.

The Prompt

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Insert a man and a woman, escaping criminals, into the scene above.

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. Where you take it is a whole other adventure. :) Happy adventuring!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

And when you’re done, come back and leave a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :)

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FFWriMo Day 26 Flash Fiction Writing Prompt

ffwrimo flash fiction writing monthWelcome to Flash Fiction Writing Month, where everything is possible! It’s only limited by, well, nothing! Nothing at all!

To understand how FFWriMo, or Flash Fiction Writing Month, works, read this. It’s not complicated. :)

Tip of the Day

Have you heard of artist dates? Basically, it’s a way of refreshing the creative part of your soul. Take an hour or two each week, by yourself, to do something that will fill your creative soul. That may be reading a book, taking a walk, looking at flowers and wildlife, painting, sculpting, cooking, or any number of other creative or relaxing endeavors.

Taking such time to feed your soul can unloose creativity in many areas. Give it a try! :)

The Prompt

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What are all these people doing? Who are they? Where are they and why?

You can write about them, or you can write about the people who discovered this piece, perhaps archaelogists, relic hunters, or a construction worker preparing a construction site for building.

Remember, the prompt is just that – a prompt, a hint, a suggestion. Where you take it is a whole other adventure. :) Happy adventuring!

Are you ready? Get set! Get writing!

And when you’re done, come back and leave a permalink to your story/excerpt/whatever if you posted it to your blog. And make sure you let us know how writing went for you. :)

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