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Stories, Stories, Stories.

Over the past few weeks I have read quite a few really great pieces of short fiction. Back at the beginning of April, Haley Whitehall offered her readers a Flash Fiction Challenge. This really got the ball rolling for me writing wise. What is Flash Fiction you ask? First you take a prompt like “It was a dark and stormy night” and challenge writers to produce a short story of a set length.

The result has been some of the most fun, twisted, surprising, clever, shocking pieces of fiction that I have read. Currently I have taken part in 3 challenges so far (include my own) this month. It gets a bit hard to find all the stories, so I figured that I would dig them all out and put them in one post. Keep in mind that this is not all the stories out there (there are so many) just some of the ones that I enjoyed.

Haley Whitehall’s April Flash Fiction Challenge - rules as follows; You must start your story with the sentence:”She had been warned, but now it was too late.” The story must be 500 words or less. Challenge ends May 1st.

Other Side Of 40 Flash Fiction Challenge - rules as follows; Must start with the sentence “I cared what she thought, so when she dared me I knew I was in trouble”. Story must be 500 words or less. Challenge ends May 1st.

A second Challenge from Haley Whitehall  Write a Historical Flash Fiction Story - rules as follows; create a piece of Historical Fiction of a length of your choosing.

I hope that you take some time to read these wonderful stories. I can tell you that they are well worth the time to do so! To all the above writers, thank you for crafting such wonderful tales!

Photo “287.365″ by rbbaird (Flickr)

  1. April 20, 2011 at 1:04 am | #1

    Thanks so much for linking all the stories (or most of them). I have been going crazy trying to keep track of them all and worried I will miss some.

    I don’t have much time these days, but I do want to read them, and I also want to at least enter Haley’s other genre challenge. I will do yours but some time down the road. Anyhow it is most comforting to know where they all are. I am going to put this page in my favorites.

    And thanks for linking mine. It put a pingback in the comments to this story.

    • KenBroad
      April 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm | #2

      Hi,

      I had found that I was missing a few too. It seemed the best thing to do :) Your welcome for the link, look forward to reading more of your stories when life slows down a bit for you.

  2. April 20, 2011 at 5:10 am | #3

    Thanks for the links and the mentions, Ken! Sandra’s right, it’s nice to have them in one spot.

    • KenBroad
      April 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm | #4

      Your welcome for the link, I figured that it would be helpful to have them all (so far) in one place. Was getting a bit click happy :)

  3. April 20, 2011 at 10:27 am | #5

    I enjoy reading all the flash fiction pieces myself. I agree with Sandra and Selena, it is nice to have them in one place.

    Thank you for including my stories, I am so glad you liked them.

    • KenBroad
      April 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm | #6

      Billie Jo,

      You are most welcome, I truly enjoyed both your stories. I look forward to finding out more about the “Sandman” (what do you call a female sandman anyway?) world. Likewise I hope to find out some more about the Evans couple (said hopefully).

  4. April 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | #7

    What a great idea to compile all these pieces together. I concur with all the above and thank you for liking my humble attempt and adding it to the above list… :)

    • KenBroad
      April 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm | #8

      You are most welcome! I also thank you for both writing your story and stopping by to visit.

      Ken

  5. April 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm | #9

    I love writing challenges! Writing for them and seeing what other writers do is so inspiring!

    • KenBroad
      April 21, 2011 at 10:23 am | #10

      Yes, its nice to see how hard people work to craft them, and to see how pleased they are when someone tells them that they enjoyed what they wrote.

  6. April 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm | #11

    Wow. These challenges seem like a perfect way to try to get inspiration flowing. I admire those who take the time to sit down and attempt the challenges. It’s not as easy as many people seem to think.

    Thanks for sharing the hard work and artistic endeavors of these people.

    • KenBroad
      April 23, 2011 at 12:55 am | #12

      The challenges have really given me a (much needed) kick in the creative pants. Glad you enjoyed the efforts of all these great writers. I think that I’m going to have to add some more to the list now, since they keep providing more wonderful stories!

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