Flash Fiction: A complete story written in 1,000 or fewer words.
Writing Prompt: A story idea that jump starts a writer. The prompt is folded into the story verbatim or with minimal alteration. Here’s a prompt: “Wearing a Santa elf hat, the calico cat stared quizzically at me as I …”
Hmmm, as I what?
… squeezed off a couple of rounds from my Glock …
… slid under Mrs. Claus’ sheets with a hearty Ho, Ho, Ho …
… asked the cat, “Are all the elves, cats?”
Get the picture?
I try to turn out a complete story in 30 minutes. The pressure pushes my creative juices to the max. Then I will “play with” my basic story to develop it more thoroughly.
Here’s some Flash Fiction I wrote from prompts. If you want to know more details, please contact me through my website. I’ll be happy to connect with you.
Have fun with prompt writing. I do.