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  NewIf you have completed week three and four of FFM and haven't yet posted here, do. Please note that you are only eligible for the judging process if you have written a flash fiction for every day so far and completed every challenge.  New

Congratulations to everyone who made it to the end of Flash Fiction Month 2015! We hope you all made it through with your health and your sanity intact, but if you didn't we trust a little madness won't hurt your chances of participating NEXT YEAR.

We are running a little late, it's true, but we are still hard at work judging and doing other nefarious Hydra related things in our spare time. The 2015 mug design and the 2015 Winners will be unveiled in due course, so please be patient with us. 

But in the meantime let us have your remaining challenge entries!

VIVA!!
Week Three Challenges
Week Four Challenges
If you've completed all of the challenges and posted themand you've written a piece for every day of the week, then link to all of your challenge pieces (separated according to the week) in one post in the comments below. We'll read them all, deliberate in time-honoured fashion and the writer of the best pieces for each week will win a coveted mug.

Now that you're on the other side of the FFM wastelands and you've had a little time to rest and recuperate, tell us how you felt about this years challenges. Did you enjoy the brand new one word prompts and daily themes? Was there anything we missed this year that you wish we had included, or anything we included that you'd rather we hadn't?  Let us know the ups and downs, your trials and tribulations, and any ideas you might have for the future! 

Big plans are afoot, so be sure to watch this space. :eyes:

Judging is still ongoing (obviously), so if you would like to assist with the judging process, and you have done Flash Fiction Month at least once before, please note me.  Helping to judge will not preclude you from winning.

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  NewIf you have completed week three and four of FFM and haven't yet posted here, do. Please note that you are only eligible for the judging process if you have written a flash fiction for every day so far and completed every challenge.  New

Congratulations to everyone who made it to the end of Flash Fiction Month 2015! We hope you all made it through with your health and your sanity intact, but if you didn't we trust a little madness won't hurt your chances of participating NEXT YEAR.

We are running a little late, it's true, but we are still hard at work judging and doing other nefarious Hydra related things in our spare time. The 2015 mug design and the 2015 Winners will be unveiled in due course, so please be patient with us. 

But in the meantime let us have your remaining challenge entries!

VIVA!!
Week Three Challenges
Week Four Challenges
If you've completed all of the challenges and posted themand you've written a piece for every day of the week, then link to all of your challenge pieces (separated according to the week) in one post in the comments below. We'll read them all, deliberate in time-honoured fashion and the writer of the best pieces for each week will win a coveted mug.

Now that you're on the other side of the FFM wastelands and you've had a little time to rest and recuperate, tell us how you felt about this years challenges. Did you enjoy the brand new one word prompts and daily themes? Was there anything we missed this year that you wish we had included, or anything we included that you'd rather we hadn't?  Let us know the ups and downs, your trials and tribulations, and any ideas you might have for the future! 

Big plans are afoot, so be sure to watch this space. :eyes:

Judging is still ongoing (obviously), so if you would like to assist with the judging process, and you have done Flash Fiction Month at least once before, please note me.  Helping to judge will not preclude you from winning.
It's the last day of your July writing marathon today.  You've done some brilliant stuff.  You've been awesome.  Give yourselves a pat on the back.  You may, if you are fully up to date, permit yourself either one moderately quiet "Viva!" or a brief fistpump.  Don't start celebrating too soon though.  Today is your final CHALLENGE of 2015.  

We're still judging and we promise that this year we really will finish the judging.  We're going to announce the mug for this year soon too.  Keep watching this space because the awesomeness doesn't stop when the party's over.

If you haven't signed up for FFM yet, you're not too late but boy have you got some catching up to do.


Challenge


Every day this month we've given you some gorgeous prompty goodness.  New for this year, we introduced the one word prompt.  Those words were:

  • Celery
  • Moon
  • Forgiveness
  • Excelsior!
  • Judgment
  • Dauntless
  • Terminus
  • Amorphous
  • Barbarian
  • Flabbergasted
  • Pulchritudinous
  • Twinkle
  • Ennui
  • Anagnorisis
  • Ethanol
  • Skank
  • Defenestrate
  • Moist
  • Summoned
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Legend
  • Elemental
  • Eldritch
  • Unfurling
  • Ending
  • Cicatrize
  • Catalyst
  • Codpiece
  • Facetious
  • Carrot
  • Google

You're drooling a little now, I know.  There are some gorgeous words there.

I know what you're thinking, right?  You're thinking "don't go there."

We're going there.

Your challenge is to write a story incorporating every 31 of the daily one word prompts1.  :evillaugh:  

ADDITIONALLY your story must feature a multi headed entity, because everyone needs to think about good hydration. It's up to you how loosely you interpret this one.

ADDITIONALLY ADDITIONALLY your story must have a word count which is DIVISIBLE BY 31.  Zomg Maths!

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Instructions

Flash Fiction Month is about writing one piece of very short "flash" fiction (55-1000 words) every day of July.

Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 1st in the comments below.

Every day, there will be a new deviation where you can post a link to your piece of flash fiction for the day.

From time to time, we'll ramp it up a gear and ask you to try your hand at a challenge. It's your choice whether you do the challenge, 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 complete every challenge and write a piece every day for the whole month, you might be in line for even better prizes, and you'll certainly get a whiter smile, be invited to more parties and improve your manly/womanly vigour. 

Everyone loves comments and encouragement, so do make an effort to encourage your fellow Flash Fiction Month participants. Let's help each other to have the best possible experience. A quick comment lets a writer know somebody's reading, and we all love that.

Reminders

For those reading this who still haven't signed up for thirty-one days of fun, flashing (not suitable for readers with photo-sensitive epilepsy) and fiction, learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and then sign up here. It's never too late to join in the action.  Except, you know, after today.

Please make your fellow flashers feel that their efforts are worthwhile by reading their pieces and posting encouraging comments.

If all you're doing during July is writing thirty-one stories, you're missing out on two thirds of the fun. Check out the official Chat Room, where you can find encouragement, new prompts, and insanity in abundance.

1Don't forget today's word.
FFM Links - Day... wait, what? It's over?
One word prompt:  google

Multi-word prompt:

:bulletgreen: Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: the fear of long words - Osterkaktus

Visual prompt:

fav.me/d6cz0ka suggested by SCFrankles
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Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, Day 30!  We are drawing ever so close to the end, and we like to finish things with a bang, so prepare yourself for BACK-TO-BACK CHALLENGE DAYS.  That's right.  We usually give you a day to rest, but let's end this right, shall we?  We think today's CHALLENGE is a relatively easy one, but tomorrow might just make you eat your words.  

Challenge!

"Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time might start to think" -Terry Pratchett.

In homage to yet another amazing writer, we invite you to honor Terry Pratchett by looking at your own world through the mirror of the fantastical. You must write a piece of flash fiction that:

Bullet; Red is of the fantistorical genre.  While that link references George R.R. Martin, we refer to any fantasy series that is written with an eye towards real-world politics, historical relevance and social matters.

Bullet; Blue utilizes elements of satire.

Bullet; Purple includes four elephants and a turtle.

Have fun, and get writing!  (And as always, don't forget to write 'CHALLENGE' when you link your story below!)

Instructions

Each day in July, write one piece of flash fiction (55-1000 words).
Paste a link to the piece you've written for July 30th in the comments below.
Read and enjoy the pieces written by others. If you like a story, let them know. We get by with a little help from our friends.

Reminders

To learn more about Flash Fiction Month, go here: flash-fic-month.deviantart.com…

To sign up for Flash Fiction Month if you haven't already done so (and it's not too late to do so!), go here: flash-fic-month.deviantart.com…

To talk to other writers and readers, go here: chat.deviantart.com/chat/Flash…

To keep the stories coming, go to the comments on a FFM piece and let the writer know how much you enjoyed it!

Now go forth! And bring back words arranged to make a narrative!
FFM Links - 30 July 2015
ONE WORD PROMPT:
Carrot

MORE WORDS
"We the jury find the defendant guilty of starting the apocalypse." - SarcasticCupcake5
"Too much happy is not healthy." - mimi-lolacute
"The old gypsy woman's prophecy was 100% correct but 100% not what Susan expected" - ShadowedAcolyte
"there's always something dark seething under the surface of utopia" - AGMeade

WORDLESS PROMPTS
Exact weight by dinabelenko

CLEVER NAME FOR MUSIC PROMPTS
Smooth Jazz Tribute to the Gorillaz from a chat suggestion, passed along by distortified.  If you were the original suggester, feel free to claim credit.
 
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And today we're going to do another DAVID BOWIE challenge!

Only kidding :) Unless you really want to...

No challenge today, but a sneaky side prompt for you all!

Find a poem! Any poem, be it yours or a famous poem. Maybe even find another deviants poem and use it (make sure you get permission). Take this poem and interpret it into a piece of prose. Go on, you know you want to! 

Don't forget to tell us in the comments if you did this. Or wrote more Bowie.

Instructions

Each day in July, write one piece of flash fiction (55-1000 words).
Paste a link to the piece you've written for July 29th in the comments below.
Read and enjoy the pieces written by others. If you like a story, let them know. We get by with a little help from our friends.

Reminders

To learn more about Flash Fiction Month, go here: flash-fic-month.deviantart.com…

To sign up for Flash Fiction Month if you haven't already done so (and it's not too late to do so!), go here: flash-fic-month.deviantart.com…

To talk to other writers and readers, go here: chat.deviantart.com/chat/Flash…

To keep the stories coming, go to the comments on a FFM piece and let the writer know how much you enjoyed it!

Now go forth! And bring back words arranged to make a narrative!
FFM Links- 29 July 2015
One word prompt: 
facetious

Prompt bank pickings:

Bullet; Blue 
None of us could believe what the melting snow revealed. ShadowedAcolyte 
Bullet; Blue 
A stranger I've been dreaming of for months came knocking on my door. bookcrusher 
Bullet; Blue  The most embarrassing birthday party ever! SpearHawk 

Visual prompts:

Astronauts by michaelkutsche  (suggested by The-Inkling )
Mirror of Death by AleatoricCreation 
 (suggested by UsamaSaeed  )
Island by AhmadTurk  (suggested by WishingUnderThatStar )

Music prompts:

90s pop love!

Bullet; Blue I want it that way- Backsheet Boys
 (suggested by neurotype)
Bullet; Blue Viva Forever- Spice Girls (suggested by BeccaJS )
Bullet; Blue MMMBop- Hanson

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Welcome to day 28 - David Bowie Day!

“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.” 

We have a few traditions during flash fiction month.  One of them is here today. 

 :icondavidbowieplz:

It’s David Bowie Day, kids!  It’s time to pay homage to the bizarre, androgynous, enigmatic and innovative world of the man born David Robert Jones by completing another CHALLENGE.

This year, you will be awarded DAVID BOWIE POINTS for getting your Ziggy Stardust on and dusting off your Aladdin Sane. 

 

Your CHALLENGE is to write a piece which scores at least 150 David Bowie points overall by incorporating a few, many, some, or all, of the following challenge elements into your piece inspired by the cinematic and musical outpourings of David Bowie:

 

Score one point for every letter “Z” in your story.

 

Score 10 points for each:

:bulletred:David Bowie song title

:bulletgreen: …quote of more than three words from any David Bowie song

:bulletred: …character called Ziggy, Major Tom, Aladdin, Jareth or Jean

:bulletgreen:…made up word

 

Score 20 points for including a:

:bulletblack:magic dance

:bulletpink:…goblin king

:bulletblack:…spaceman or raygun

:bulletpink:…spider from mars

 

Score 50 points if:

:bulletorange: Your piece is 565 words long (“David Robert Jones”)

:bulletblue: Your story features an androgynous character, or a character who changes gender or sex

:bulletorange:Your story features a man who fell to earth

:bulletblue: Your story features a man who sold the world.

 

Lose 100 points if:

:bulletpurple: You comment that you have never heard of David Bowie

:bulletpurple: You comment that you dislike the music of David Bowie

:bulletpurple: You comment that this challenge is too hard

 

Lose 200 points if:

:bulletpurple: You comment that this challenge is too easy. :evillaugh:


:spotlight-left:Make sure you give your David Bowie Points score in your post below.:spotlight-right:

                             
Instructions:

Each day in July, write one piece of flash fiction (55-1000 words).
Paste a link to the piece you've written for July 28th in the comments below.  If you've done the challenge, say so!
Read and enjoy the pieces written by others. If you like a story, do let them know. We get by with a little help from our friends.

Reminders:


To learn more about Flash Fiction Month, go here: Flash Fic Resources and FAQ
To sign up for Flash Fiction Month if you haven't already done so (and it's never too late to do so!), go here: FFM 2015 SIGNUP
To talk to other writers and readers, go here: FFM Chat
The stories must flow! To ensure this, go to the comments on a FFM piece and let the writer know how much you enjoyed it!
Don't forget to contribute to the Prompt Bank, where you can inspire further insanity: Official FFM Prompt Bank 2015

FFM Links - Day DAVID BOWIE 2015!
One word prompt: CODPIECE

Music prompt

Bowie FAQs

  • A story told by a fantasy creature encountering humans for the first time.  CatLeo9894

  • Abducted by aliens, who turn out to be humans from another planet. The-Livewriter

  • Visiting with your future self.  distortified

  • Aliens have invaded your backyard and are demanding your entire stash of bacon. shadowdjinni

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eV13il Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
So....any progress with judging entries? I saw the journal bout asking for weeks one and two, but after that, nothing. and now here we are in august and it looks like it all died away ):
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
We're actually busy with it at the moment. Life has been horribly uncooperative and wouldn't allow us to do anything until now, but we are getting to everything (slowly).
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eV13il Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
I'm just glad to hear you're still alive and kicking over there! Life sucks, sadly, but it's great to see you guys aren't giving up c:
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
True masochists never give up. =p
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Writer
Hey, just wanted to check if it was okay for me and palladium-smoothie 's entries to be counted under the same person? Since Palladium is my alt I use for weird stuff, yet a few stories I have also done under this account too. Cheers in advance :meow:
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Yup
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you very much! ^__^
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