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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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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 #340: February 8, 2015

THE END
by The Doors

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
of our elaborate plans, the end
of everything that stands, the end
no safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes again
Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger’s hand
in a desperate land

Lost in a Roman Wilderness of pain and all the children are insane
All the children are insane, waiting for the summer rain
The Summer Reign

There’s danger on the edge of town
Ride the King’s highway baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake
The snake he’s long, seven miles
Ride the snake
He’s old, and his skin is cold

The West is the best
The West is the best
Get here and we’ll do the rest

The blue bus is calling us
The blue bus is calling us
Driver where you taking us?

The killer awoke before dawn
He put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
and he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived, and then he
paid a visit to his brother, and then he
he walked on down the hall
And he came to a door
and he looked inside

“Father?”
“Yes son?”
“I want to kill you …
Mother, I want to fuck you!”

Come on baby take a chance with us
Come on baby take a chance with us
Come on baby take a chance with us
and meet me at the back of the blue bus
to the blue rug on the blue bus to the new lust
come on yeah

Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end
It hurts to set you free, but you’ll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end.

Best of the Best:

This is the Story of a Life by Steve Ramey

Best Flash:

Raising Monica by klutterfly
This is the Story of a Life by Steve Ramey
Wild Child by Leah Welborn

Best Narrative Voice:

Variations of the Death of Jim Morrison by BB Sevilla
Inside the Gold Mine by JayMG
Leavetaking by Cezarija Abartis
This is the Story of a Life by Steve Ramey
Wild Child by Leah Welborn
Callooh! Callay! by GK Adams

Best Characterization:

Raising Monica by klutterfly
Wild Child by Leah Welborn

Best Setting Development:

Inside the Gold Mine by JayMG
Wild Child by Leah Welborn

Best Dialogue:

Raising Monica by klutterfly
This is the Story of a Life by Steve Ramey

Best Title:

Variations of the Death of Jim Morrison by BB Sevilla
Callooh! Callay! by GK Adams

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