I’ll be reading flash fiction entries for the Ekphrastic Review Ekphrastic Cats Flash Fiction and Poetry Contest. The deadline is May 5, 2022. One winner in flash and one in poetry will each receive $100CAD, to be paid via PayPal. … Continue reading
Category Archives: Writing prompts
Stories Published This Spring The pandemic spring, when time moved strangely and everyone swam through a dark dream, until reality shone a floodlight on us all. It felt like I did nothing this spring. I often berated myself for doing … Continue reading
The Mix Tape Write a flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) that begins with a line from a pop song. Aim for not more than 400 words, and in the body of the story, use at least four other words … Continue reading
Color My World Pick a color that appeals to you from the color wheel, or a box of crayons, or the Pantone color web site. Set a timer or stopwatch for one minute and brainstorm all the words and images … Continue reading
Opposites Attract This week’s prompt: write a flash fiction (or nonfiction) story, or a poem, using pairs of opposite concepts, such as light/dark, sun/moon, sleep/wake, summer/winter, etc. You can brainstorm some specific opposites first, then use either the actual words … Continue reading
Rainy Days and Mondays How are all of you doing out there? Are you writing? I know I’ve been having a hard time focusing, tuning out the rest of the world to get into that state of creative flow. Living … Continue reading
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