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THE END IS NIGH. Of Flash Fiction Month. And maybe the world at large, who knows? It could be less than a month until the ebola zombies rule the world.

Scroll down for the challenge, which might include pilish.

(To repeat weself [another conjoined pronoun] from yesterday: "HOWEVER, there are still winners to be announced and judging to judge (not necessarily in that order), plus wie're planning some articles about what you can do to edit your flash fiction next, and maybe some suggestions for publication routes if that's your goal.  So if you've had a piece of writing that originated during FFM published before, drop us a note.") 

Week Five, Challenge Tres

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 31th 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.

If you decide to try the challenge, please put Challenge in your comment below, so we, and your fellow participants, will know. Otherwise, we might will assume you didn't do it.

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.

Flash Fiction Month, July 31 2014

Challenge #15: All For Flash And One For Hydra

Your challenge today, predictably, has five elements:

:bulletred:ELEMENT ONE - 369: You thought you'd escape it this year. You were wrong. Your piece today must consist of 3 different stories, each 69 words long, that are linked in some way.
:bulletred:ELEMENT TWO - Hydra Power: Your piece must prominently feature a multi-headed entity, but it's up to you what that means. VIVA!
:bulletred:ELEMENT THREE - Descent into Madness: Either your narrator(s) or main character(s) must progressively become more insane, just like us during FFM. It's up to you if you want to get the gradient across each individual story or across the set (or both!).
:bulletred:ELEMENT FOUR - July, She Will Fly: Your piece must prominently feature summertime, because that is the time sacred to Hydra.
:bulletred:ELEMENT FIVE - Fffffflash Fffffffiction!:  Your piece must have a word that begins with f in every sentence. The word you're screaming right now will suffice.

If you do this challenge, write 'challenge' in your post below.  Good luck. 

Reminders

For those reading this who still haven't signed up for thirty-one days of fun, flashing (not suitable for readers under the age of 12 unless accompanied by a paying adult) and fiction, learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and then sign up here. It's never too late to join in the action, but you are REALLY cutting it close this time.

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 a third of the fun. Check out the official Chat Room, where you can find encouragement, new prompts, and fart jokes in abundance.  And now, actual people too!



This challenge is brought to you by the collaborative efforts of the FFM Chatroom.

Don't like the challenge?  You should have been there.

Alas, tomorrow is the last day of FFM.

HOWEVER, there are still winners to be announced and judging to judge (not necessarily in that order), plus wie're planning some articles about what you can do to edit your flash fiction next, and maybe some suggestions for publication routes if that's your goal.  So if you've had a piece of writing that originated during FFM published before, drop us a note. 

What wie're trying to say is the fun won't stop in August.  You just won't have to write a piece of flash fiction every day, unless you want to keep that up (if you do, you can think of your own darned challenges).


Week Five, Challenge Two

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 29th 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.

If you decide to try the challenge, please put Challenge in your comment below, so we, and your fellow participants, will know. Otherwise, we might will assume you didn't do it.

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.

Flash Fiction Month, July 30 2014

Challenge #14: The Penultimate Fantasy

Your challenge today, predictably, has five elements:

:bulletorange:ELEMENT ONE - FLASH FRICTION: Your story should begin with an argument.
:bulletyellow:ELEMENT TWO - FLASH AFFLICTION:
Your main character should be marginalised in some way.
:bulletgreen:ELEMENT THREE - FLASH DERELICTION:
Your story must be a work of urban fantasy or slipstream.
:bulletblue:ELEMENT FOUR - FLASH MALEDICTION:
Your story must be exactly 666 words long.
:bulletpurple:ELEMENT FIVE - FLASH BENEDICTION:  Your story should feature a monk or holy person.

If you do this challenge, write 'challenge' in your post below.  Good luck. 

Reminders

For those reading this who still haven't signed up for thirty-one days of fun, flashing (not suitable for readers under the age of 12 unless accompanied by a paying adult) and fiction, learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and then sign up here. It's never too late to join in the action.

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 a third of the fun. Check out the official Chat Room, where you can find encouragement, new prompts, and fart jokes in abundance.  And now, actual people too! 
FFM Links, Day PENULTIMATE, 2014
Prompty goodness:

:bulletblack:He was driving down the street when out of nowhere, something huge smacked into his windshield. Is that a fairy?! -TheDoorWithin
:bulletyellow:The Cat Diaries or The Cat Monologues. -ezradeacon
:bulletblack:She tasted like make up and lemon juice. -RavenXNevermore
:bulletyellow:On Tuesday I found my cousin's ear in the mail. -LeftUnfinished

JR Rail by amipal suggested by GoldenNocturna

youtu.be/rR1-lyOxEVE suggested by The-Inkling
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:iconnamelessshe:

In the week three challenge journal, wie asked you to give props to the people that have inspired you this month.  Today’s challenge celebrates one such FFMer. 

She has been a tireless commenter and cheerleader and it wouldn't have been nearly as much fun without her.  She has also come up with ideas for challenges, of which coincidentally the Hydra is running out (not that this was in any way a consideration). NamelessShe, FFM salutes you!  :salute:


Week Five, Challenge One

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 29th 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.

If you decide to try the challenge, please put Challenge in your comment below, so we, and your fellow participants, will know. Otherwise, we might will assume you didn't do it.

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.

Flash Fiction Month, July 29 2014

Challenge #13: The FFMer with no name

Dedicated to NamelessShe with a minimum of stalkerishness:

If you do this challenge, write 'challenge' in your post below.  Good luck. 

Reminders

For those reading this who still haven't signed up for thirty-one days of fun, flashing (not suitable for readers under the age of 12 unless accompanied by a paying adult) and fiction, learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and then sign up here. It's never too late to join in the action.

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 a third of the fun. Check out the official Chat Room, where you can find encouragement, new prompts, and fart jokes in abundance.  And now, actual people too! 

FFM Links: July 29, 2014
Prompts:

:iconnamelessshe:The child who only liked the game if no one else was having fun. -NamelessShe
:iconnamelessshe:So sorry, sir, androids don't drink coffee. -NamelessShe
:iconnamelessshe:A novel about a coffee addict in the zombie apocalypse. -NamelessShe
:iconnamelessshe:I honestly can't stop picturing it everytime I close my eyes. It's fabulous.  -NamelessShe
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Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, Day 28.

After today we're into the last week of FFM :(

A brave few souls remain. Let us now have a moment's silence for the many who fell by the wayside into the gaping maw of the multi-headed hydra where their bones were crunched, marrow sucked &c.

SILENCE?  HA!  Let us mock them cruelly as we continue on into the bright sunlit uplands of the Week Five Awesomeness!

Today is the last non-challenge day.  Look forward to three days of challenges from here on in, and enjoy today while it lasts :D

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 28th 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.

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 (faster than the red emergency lights during an incursion of the underground bunker in a low budget movie) and fiction, learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and then sign up here. It's never too late to join in the action.

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 a plethora of good stuff. Check out the official Chat Room, where you can find encouragement, new prompts, and delirium in abundance.
FFM Links - July 28, 2014
Prompts:

:bulletpink:Two ancient Chinese warriors walk into a bar, fully armed and armored according to their time period. - FFM 2009.
:bulletred:. . . and that's why my eyebrows are green. -PaperDart from FFM 2010.
:bulletorange:A
mnesiac zombie whose only clue to his identity is the epitaph on his gravestone: awesome brother. -Vocable from FFM 2011.
:bulletyellow:
Unicorns of London. -Beccalicious from FFM 2012.
:bulletgreen:
A generation long war comes to an end, and the veterans must face the prospect of a quiet retirement. -The-Inkling from FFM 2013
:bulletblue:W
rite about a writers blockade! -elehaya from FFM 2014

A Dream Within a Dream by Pajunen suggested by GoldenNocturna
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Week three.  Ah!  Week three.  The sun was always shining, the air smelled like warm root beer, and anyone in the street would gladly shave your back for a nickel.

Oh, no, that's Alburquerque.  I always confuse Alburquerque with week three.  But week three was good too.

The week two judging has nearly, uh, started. :ninja:

The week three challenges were:

•Day 15: Threesome
•Day 17: Social injustice
•Day 19: Science Fiction Triple Feature

If you've completed all three of the week three challenges and posted them vaguely in the right month, and you've written a piece for every other day of the week, then link to all three of your challenge pieces in one post in the comments below. We'll read them all, deliberate in time-honoured fashion and the writer of the best three pieces will win an awesome prize*.

PIMP A FRIEND.  In your comments below, Wie'd like you to tell us whose work you've especially enjoyed reading this FFM.

This is ALSO your chance to let us know everything you felt about week two of Flash Fiction Month 2014, tell us how it's going generally, moan about your life and impart any secrets you feel minded to share.

The judging for week two will start in a couple of days.  We've got a SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE lined up for one of the challenges this week, so stay tuned for more :eager: by darkmoon3636

*Clue: My first is in mittens but not in kittens, my second is in bunion but not in onion, and my third is in gourd but not in turd.
  • Mood: Happy
Week three.  Ah!  Week three.  The sun was always shining, the air smelled like warm root beer, and anyone in the street would gladly shave your back for a nickel.

Oh, no, that's Alburquerque.  I always confuse Alburquerque with week three.  But week three was good too.

The week two judging has nearly, uh, started. :ninja:

The week three challenges were:

•Day 15: Threesome
•Day 17: Social injustice
•Day 19: Science Fiction Triple Feature

If you've completed all three of the week three challenges and posted them vaguely in the right month, and you've written a piece for every other day of the week, then link to all three of your challenge pieces in one post in the comments below. We'll read them all, deliberate in time-honoured fashion and the writer of the best three pieces will win an awesome prize*.

PIMP A FRIEND.  In your comments below, Wie'd like you to tell us whose work you've especially enjoyed reading this FFM.

This is ALSO your chance to let us know everything you felt about week two of Flash Fiction Month 2014, tell us how it's going generally, moan about your life and impart any secrets you feel minded to share.

The judging for week two will start in a couple of days.  We've got a SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE lined up for one of the challenges this week, so stay tuned for more :eager: by darkmoon3636

*Clue: My first is in mittens but not in kittens, my second is in bunion but not in onion, and my third is in gourd but not in turd.
  • Mood: Happy

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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
should probably save this for a prompt: Dead letters. by silverman
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
for that matter "do Lovecraft" would be a cool prompt
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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neurotype Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bby.
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Writer
:rofl:
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Writer
:slow: I knew it would be worth stopping by the FFM page long, long after the end of July!
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
If anyone stops by to wonder why the week 4 / 5 challenge journals aren't up yet, or why the week 2 judging results haven't been posted, it's because my compter is broken and I'm in the process of rebuilding it from its constituent atoms, having accidentally vapourised it in my ire.

I can access the site from other sources which do not allow me to use sta.sh to post journal entries.

Give me a day or two, and normal service should be resumed.

- Hydra.
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Augmented4th Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Okay, it's nearly midnight, but I've still got time to write and submit to-

Oh. Right.
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Snigger.
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