Thursday, February 16, 2012

Flash Fiction: Something New

For those of you who have done Flash Fiction before, you know how this works. You have a month to write a short piece of any genre. It could be fiction, non-fiction, life-writing, or even a poem – the choice is entirely yours.

Last month’s challenge of the proverb created a wide range of stories, and I hope everyone can channel that creativity again. This month’s Flash Fiction spans the launch of the Essex Book Festival. So, to celebrate we have a different challenge to attempt.

We thought it would be amazing if everyone at the launch would be able to have a go at this month’s FF, so we have a limited maximum word count to reflect this. We only have a maximum of 500 words to play with. Many people at the EBF will not have tried something like this before and the guidance point is a scenario to give everyone more of a push into the story which should make things easier.

This month’s challenge: You are driving down a country lane and see a box on the side of the road. What happens next?

Remember: the deadline is Saturday 3rd March and you must mark on your email whether you want your piece critiqued or just read.

Good Luck Everyone

P.S. If you missed the last meeting and want to give the challenge a go, then send them to

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