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What is Flash Challenge? A challenge to write, to produce. Maybe you have the writing chops but can't seem to get motivated to write, like Jim W., of Illinois. Maybe you've never written before but want to give it a try, like Hannah C., of central Texas. Maybe you just make up funny names, like Wendell K., of Wales. What do you do with a gift like that? You write flash fiction! Yeah! Okay! Why not!


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Come join the parade. Participate in our regular weekly Flash Challenge where you will be competing for glory, worldwide fame, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the coveted jester cap doubloon. Log in any time between now and Tuesday night to get this week’s prompt. Don’t check the prompt, though, until you’re ready to write uninterruptedly for 90 minutes. The timer starts as soon as you hit the link. If you haven’t registered yet, you still have time to do so and compete in this week’s contest. It’s off the tip, yo.

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By Richard | October 1, 2008

Dear SMYL,

I want to write a novel but I have absolutely no discipline or motivation.  None, whatsoever…

See just there?  I almost stopped writing this letter.  That’s how bad it is.  I should go back to bed.  What can I do?

Indifferently,

Lazy in N.Dak.

Dear Lazy,

Participate in our 100 Word-a-Day Novel Writing Challenge!

- SMYL

Dear SMYL,

I am constantly revising-

I am continually revising-

I can’t make it past my first line!  Help!

Sincerely,

Insecure in Oklahoma

Dear Insecure,

Participate in our 100 Word-a-Day Novel Writing Challenge!

- SMYL


Flash Challenge #313: July 20, 2014

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Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’. – Steve Jobs

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I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love. – Marilyn Monroe

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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

If something is forbidden, do you want it less or more?

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis

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Best of the Best:

Big Ruth by Leah Welborn

Best Flash:

Big Ruth by Leah Welborn

Best Narrative Voice:

Big Ruth by Leah Welborn

Best Characterization:

Big Ruth by Leah Welborn

Best Setting Development:

Golden Gate by Mark DeMoss

Best Dialogue:

Big Ruth by Leah Welborn

Best Title:

Golden Gate by Mark DeMoss
Destination by BTanner

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