Absurd and Strange Flash Fiction Workshop, November 1st

Back by popular demand, Meg’s “Absurd and Strange” online flash fiction workshop will begin again November 1st and runs through November 30th. Need a writing boost? Consider enrolling in Meg’s  “Absurd and Strange” Workshop” from November 1st- November 30th. Original prompts will be provided by Meg P! The flash fiction course will be held in […]

Loaded Holidays

We all know that holidays bring unexpected moments. In my family, usually the toilet broke, or the dog would somehow devour the best part of our celebratory supper. Write a story about a holiday brimming with unexpected moments.  Or better yet, write a story about a holiday with at least 3 unexpected moments. These prompts […]

Weird Facts That You Remember

Write a story that incorporates random facts that you remember. This William Stafford poem sets a nice example: Things I Learned Last Week by William Stafford Ants, when they meet each other, usually pass on the right. Sometimes you can open a sticky door with your elbow. A man in Boston has dedicated himself to […]

Song Prompt

Choose a title of a song you recently heard.  Then, remember 5 words from the song. Write a story that incorporates both the title of the story (or you can use the title of the song as the working-title)  and try to use at least 5 words from that song. The story doesn’t have to […]

Bothering Your Characters – The Flash Fiction of Conflict

“Make up a story, screw around with it, paste junk on it, needle the characters, make them say queer stuff, go bad places, insert new people at inopportune moments, do some drive-bys.” – Frederick Barthelme The 4-week course will be held in 2 secret Facebook groups. Details: $80 for 4 weeks. Dates: November 10th – […]