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 […]

Repeated Phrases

Use repeated phrases in every line to fool the critic. You do not have to keep them, you can edit them out! Some good ones are: “It may have had something to do with…” “I remember” “In the beginning” “I’m thinking of” “Because”.. etc etc.

Obsessions #1

Obsessions are great to work with. Pick a few of them, and in this exercise, pontificate. Write in long, run-on sentences. Try to write about 3 of your obsessions. For example: A home you once lived in, your strange nose, money, someone you can’t forgive.. these are examples. Go crazy with many specific, vivid details. […]

Love and Hate

Love and hate are wonderful emotions to work with in stories. Even better… BOTH. Write about a situation your character finds herself in in which she/he both loves and hates someone or something she’s presented with.