Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Skip Miller Wins!

Congratulations Skip Miller! You are the winner of our writing challenge. :)

The challenge was to start with our first line, and write a flash story. In case you missed it, this is the winning story:

Flash Fiction, by Skip Miller
The Last Human

The sun shone on the body of the last living person in the world, as he gasped his final breath and fell silent.

From over the hill came Zork. “I told you I got it,” he shouted, jumping up and down, his one huge eye watering with tears of joy.

El followed not far behind. “You got it alright, just be quiet about it, or we’ll have to share it with the others.”

“I can taste it already.”

“Well you better enjoy it, that’s the last one. I told the elder, we should of left some to breed, so we could come back later, but would he, would anyone listen to me? NO! Now we’ll have to find another planet with life on it.”

“We couldn’t help it, these taste so good smothered in vegetables.” Zork pleaded.

“Would it have hurt just to leave a few for later? When you’re having to eat some Luk or Dell, you’ll be wishing you could make a trip back here for a taste of Earth.”

WTG Skip! If you would like to read more of Skip's work, skip right over to his blog. You'll get a lot of good reading there.

Congratulations again to our winner, Skip Miller! Watch this blog for future writing challenges.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Vote for the winner!

The current writing challenge is now over. We have four YOU get to choose the winner!

You can read the submissions in the comments here. Then come back here, and leave your vote in the comments on this post.

We'll vote by author's name. In the comments, write: KC Hobgood, Skip Miller, KB Gardner or Lauren Buckingham, to let us know whose story was your favorite.

Voting will end April 24th. These four writers took the plunge to share their work with you. Let them know you appreciated it. Vote now!

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Writing Challenge!

“The sun shone on the body of the last living person in the world, as he gasped his final breath and fell silent.”

I came up with that line off the top of my head during an open chat a couple weeks ago. Karina Fabian thought it would make a great writing challenge, so we’re going to give it a try.

The challenge is to write a flash fiction story, using that as your FIRST line. Flash fiction is short, but should pack a punch, and must have a beginning and ending. We’re not looking for scenes here, but complete stories.

Think about it, write and EDIT your story, then come back and post it in the comment section. Remember, anything you post online should be clean, polished work. Don’t let yourself look like a sloppy, uneducated writer.

We’ll run this for two weeks, then we’ll have a vote to see whose story is the best. Comments to this post will be closed April 17, 2014. So get to work, and show us what you can do!

Remember, the first line in this post must be the FIRST line in your story. Go!

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