Because I’ve been away for the better part of the week, I’m falling back on one of my earlier posts for this Monday’s writing prompt. I hope it will help you jump-start your week.
Flash fiction is a fun genre to work with. It challenges your ability to write tightly, to eliminate extraneous words and present a terse plot in a maximum of 1000 words or less. To be effective you’ll want to choose active verbs and descriptive nouns. This will allow you to use minimal adjectives and adverbs. Don’t forget, your still need a story arc: beginning, middle and ending.
Today, try writing a short piece of flash fiction of 100 words or fewer using this opening line:
The sunrise was brilliant that morning. Such an odd day for them to…
If you like, post your work in comments. I will give it a few days before I share mine with you. I don’t want to influence your own creative genius. Have fun. Enjoy the process!