Welcome to Flash Fiction Month 2012, Day Thirty-One.
This is it. It's the final day. Congratulations on making it this far, but to make it all the way to the end, you'll have to overcome one last Double Challenge. To complete today's challenge, which is totally optional by the way, you'll have to draw on everything you've learned during Flash Fiction Month 2012. Your knowledge of genres, themes, tropes, and forms will all be tested. With that out of the way, I'd just like to say I hope you've enjoyed yourself for the past month, because I've enjoyed reading all your amazing stories and getting to know so many of you. I hope to see many of you here again next year, because it wouldn't be the same without you. Until then, I wish you luck with your final story, I wish you luck for all your future stories, and I wish you luck for all your futures. It's been fun.
Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 31st in the comments below.
Now and then, we'll offer you a chance to prove your literary prowess with a challenge. It's entirely up to you whether you attempt it or not, but to be eligible for a weekly prize, you need to have completed all stories for that week, submitted them on time, and completed all the challenges.
If you do decide to try the challenges, please put Challenge in your comment below, so we, and your fellow participants, will know. Otherwise, we might assume you didn't do it.
Flash Fiction Month - July 31, 2012
(Double) Challenge #14
The final challenge is to write a story that includes elements from either Cyberpunk or High Fantasy, where one of the characters is either an Omnicidal Maniac or a Knight Templar, where the themes are either Vigilantism and Morality or Love and Death, and is in the form of a 369er.
Cyberpunk is characterised by advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order
High Fantasy is characterised by being set in an alternative, and entirely fictional world.
The Omnicidal Maniac is a villain whose main plan is to destroy the world and everyone that inhabits it.
The Knight Templar is a character that believes that no cost is too big to achieve utopia.
A 369er is three separate, but interrelated, stories of exactly 69 words each.
Reminders & Notices
Everyone loves comments and encouragement, so do make an effort to encourage your fellow Flash Fiction Month participants by commenting on at least one other person's piece every day. Let's help each other to have the best possible experience.
Stay tuned for more information about our August Critique Fest, where we help each other edit our best stories. Also, we'll attempt to announce the winners of the week three and week four challenges shortly.