Heads Up: Fiction in 50 Challenge Up and Running!

Yes my dears, I’ve finally got my act together and actually planned some dates and prompts for my Fiction in 50 feature. Details below (and permanently, as a page up there, in the header!):

Fiction in 50 is going to be a regular feature round the shelf in coming months and I invite any interested composers of mini-narrative to join in!

fiction in 50

The rules for participation are simple!

1. Create a piece of fictional writing in 50 words or less.

That’s it!  But for those who wish to challenge themselves further, here’s an additional rule:

2. Post your piece of flash fiction on your blog or (for those poor blog-less souls) add it as a comment on the Gargoyle’s post for everyone to enjoy.

And for those thrill-seekers who really like to go the extra mile (ie: perfectionists):

3. Add the nifty little picture above to your post (credit for which goes entirely to ideflex over at acrossthebored.com) or create your own Fi50 meme pic….

and 4. Link back here so others can jump on the mini-fic bandwagon!

So I’m thinking once a month is about the right amount of time between flashes, so I will be posting up during the weeks beginning with the following dates, using the following prompts for inspiration:

The week beginning:

July 29…..Night Terrors

August 26…..Famous Last Words

September 23….Unconventional Relationships

October 28….Monumentally Awkward

November 25….Past Regrets

December 30….Reflections

You’re welcome to pick your own topics or go along with the ones above.  Also, alternative prompts or ideas for future months are most welcome!

Fiction in 50: think of it as the anti-NaNoWriMo experience!

Oh, and for interest’s sake, you can find the communal first attempt at Fi50 here!

Yours in teeny-tiny creative endeavours,


7 thoughts on “Heads Up: Fiction in 50 Challenge Up and Running!

  1. Pingback: Fiction in 50: Night Terrors | Across the Bored

  2. Sounds interesting–I tried to print out the “instructions” etc so I don’t have to rely on my colander brain, but it’s not working (not sure if the problem’s on my end, or here).


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