Welcome one and all to the February Fiction in 50 Challenge! Every month for Fi50 we ask brave and creative fleshlings (like you!) to take on the challenge of creating a piece of fiction based on a prompt in 50 words or less. Last month we had a number of new faces that threw their assorted headwear into the ring and as a result we had a nicely diverse range of responses to the prompt. If you would like to participate or find out about future months’ prompts, click on that delightful image up above.
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This month’s prompt was an open-ended invitation to fill in the blank with…
Being a lover of wordplay in most of its many forms, I have chosen to fill in the blank with one of my personal favourite things. I give you….
Love in the Time of Palindromes
*rated MA 15+ for implied adult themes*
“Happy birthday darling!” Ava kissed Otto. “Dinner, 7 o’clock, UFO Tofu with Hannah and Bob. And, tickets to….”
“Ah! Satan Sees Natasha at the Llama Mall!”
“And for desserts, I stressed: no lemon, no melon.”
“You’re a mega gem!”
“And when we’re alone…”
“Not a banana baton?!”
“Fancy skipping dinner?”
I came in at 50 words on the knocker this month thanks to some judicious editing. I’ve noticed I seem to be a big fan of dialogue based narrative…perhaps next month I should challenge myself to write an Fi50 with no dialogue at all….or maybe not. Speaking of next month, our prompt for the March challenge will be:
So feast your eyes on the efforts of our little Fi50 community for February, share the challenge around if you know any aspiring (or utterly casual) writers of mini-narrative, and generally enjoy our combined efforts to advance the cause of anti-novel writing!
Until next time,