Saturday Scribes Writing Prompt: Oct. 3rd

It’s back to basics this week for those who prefer the usual fare – plus a few extras for those who crave an added challenge.

Theme: Journey


Tiger Roams In Hurricane’s Aftermath

For those of you who are more prose-inclined than poetic, the extra challenge for this week is flash fiction.  The dimensions of flash fiction are somewhat flexible – some put it as anything less than 1,000 words, some at 500 or less.  But for our purposes this week (to make your brain work that little bit harder), flash fiction is 250 words or less – that is, roughly one page double-spaced, or half a page single spaced.  The challenge is to write a complete story – beginning to end – in a very few words.  For the prolific writers out there (you know who you are), if a 250-word story feels more like a snack than a meal, feel free to write and post more than one.  Just remember not to put more than one or two links in your comment at a time, or they may be eaten by our faithful anti-spam-bot.

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  1. noahthegreat said,

    October 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm


  2. Paul Darcy said,

    October 4, 2008 at 6:06 am

    Giant Red – clocking in at just over 230 words.

  3. desert rat said,

    October 4, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Well, at 553 words, I didn’t quite manage the flash part, but I got all of the other bits in:


  4. Carol Anne said,

    October 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    here’s my contribution – there’s a journey here, though the key words are not. It’s written a long time ago, and I never did anything with it. So, it’s nice to do something with some old material.

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