The moment I read that prompt I started to think of superheroes, men and women who have special powers, yet if you know anything about their natural home of comic books you know there are thousands of superheroes. For example, take thisA-Z list of DC Comics characters from Wikipediathere are over 100 names and this doesn’t include everyone by a long way.
I’ve been meaning to enter Microcosms ever since it started at the beginning of the year. However, for a number of reasons I never quite managed it but then on Friday I managed to produce something within the time limit. The contest works by providing you three story elements of character, setting and genre. However, if you don’t like the three suggested that week you can use the Microcosms spinner and see what three elements chance throws you. This week chance threw me
Character: Reality TV Star
Setting: Burning Building
Using my 100 words (plus or minus ten) I wrote my following story Celebrity House which you’ll find below the break
This is a difficult post to write due to a number of reasons but the main one being what happens in the story I’m talking about tonight. Another – which can be read below the break was written on Friday 13th November as my entry into volume 3-49 of Flash! Friday’s weekly flash competition.
After I’d finished the tale, I logged onto Twitter to prepare my usual tweet that goes along with my entry, when I discovered what was happening in Paris that evening. As I re-read my story, the more my happiness with my story disappeared. I know it is a good story but yet, when compared to the real world of that night, it just feels unimportant. If you wish to read it you’ll find it below the break
Rule one of entering any kind of writing competition is follow the rules. I failed in this when I entered my first story Campfire Stories into the Cracked Flash Fiction Competition. The following week I followed all the rules and guess what I won with my tale Red for Oscar. Below the break you’ll find out what inspired the story.
Before we get to that a quick reminder that prompt was
“How many times do I have to be shot before you are happy?“
Today I finally sent off my entries to the Answers on A Postcard competition, part of the Nairn Book & Arts Festival. The idea behind challenge is to write a story or some poetry on the back of a postcard. As I enjoy a bit of flash fiction so I thought I’d give it a try.
In the end I submitted two entries to the competition. Below the break you’ll find out what these are!