Friday, May 31, 2013

Flash Fiction Friday 1.0

I know there are other groups that do this already, and I'm not trying to start a big group or anything, I'm just thinking it would be kindof fun to exercise my brain a little and fool around with new characters/settings, and thought I'd open up the party to anyone who's interested, like anyone who wants to be writing, but isn't. Or maybe you're in school, working long hours, or perhaps you're just burned out from the recent A-Z challenge and need a reason to ease back in.

SO, I am going to try to post a single sentence on Fridays, then drop by again later to post whatever piece of flash fiction was inspired by that line... and no claims/assurances that the lines will be *amazing*, more likely they'll be a little south 'o strange...

Even if no one else joins in, I'm going to try to keep this up for a while to (hopefully?) spur on a much needed storm of inspiration.

Post your own flash fiction piece in the comments, and/or post a link to your blog.

If you hate my line, go ahead and edit it, or just make up one of your own!

Time limit is... the weekend, I guess? But let's set a max number of words... 500 sounds good? I don't know if Blogger has a word/character limit for comments.

So, join in, comment, critique, laugh... whatever! No big time commitment here.

If you've got a spare 20 minutes this weekend, pop back and jot something out. It doesn't have to be long, it doesn't have to be good, heck, it doesn't even have to be finished! It could simply be a character sketch that goes nowhere. Here's your chance to experiment with a new voice, a new POV, a new genre, etc, and since I allow anonymous commenters, you can even post under a different name if you so choose.

Here's the line for today, now GO!

In this case, it would be incorrect to assume Occam’s Razor*.

I'll post mine later today, but seriously, you guys have the whole weekend! Please join in!

*I've been notified that Occam's Razor isn't common knowledge, so here's a short definition. It's a theory used for science/philosophy/etc which suggests that, if you are presented with a number of explanations for a problem, then the simplest one is usually correct.


  1. Here you go

    1. Wow! Way to go! Sue had hers up even before I wrote mine!

      Thanks for a deliciously dark & surreal take on the 'Occam's Razor' theme...

      You definitely got the spirit of "simplest solution to a problem" ;)

  2. what a fun idea. I may need to weekend to join in since i'm in the middle of revisions. Can't wait to read yours!

    1. I really hope you do!

      Happy revisioning in the meantime :D

  3. I'm a Sunday flash fiction guy myself, but I may be able to tie this prompt into this week's post. This could prove convenient if I ever run out of ideas (although that's somewhat unlikely).

    1. Here you are, in only 294 words:

  4. Here you go, a day late but it was what came to me this morning. Or at the least the second story: the first involved job interviews and the cost of ink for printers and was deleted as not working at all.

    1. Hahaha! NICE!!!

      ...well, more like dark, sad & a little bit creepy ;)


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