Non-Fiction - Flash Fiction 100-500 words (POEMS also ACCEPTED) PROMPT: There is no one like Mom. The woodland, The Weald, was only a sliver of ancient woodland that the developers forgot to build on but it felt like it could have been anywhere. 2:21 PM, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, The Final Chapter « terribleminds: chuck wendig I have tried to space the story so the meaning is clearer. i picked yours up Doreen. Love - "Pale fingers dipped into the dark liquid around me." Great idea for a challenge. One of these days I might look at rewriting this as a 60,000 word novel. The whole is a part and the part is a whole. So, for right now… Post your 200 words at your blog. 9:07 AM, […] For Chuck Wendig’s 200 words at a time challenge. Each window-sill sparkled with tin foil. 1:59 PM, I chose yours: November 30, 2013 @ ;)If the door lock had been on the catch she'd have had a chance. Juzwik's Blog(2). November 28, 2013 @ I should run safe. -that is plain awesomness! 10:16 AM, Levi, I have attempted to continue your story. Thanks for the compliment on it. #QUICKIES: 30-Word Flash Fiction. 9:10 AM, The Helping Hat part two: http://vidacruz.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/200-words-at-a-time-the-helping-hat-part-two/, Flash fiction Challenge: 200 words at a time part two | and she lived happily ever after I’m posting it in a few minutes. […], Strange Corners I thought the idea would be that everyone’s story would get continued, not just those picked. December 5, 2013 @ How to Use Flash Fiction Examples: 100 Words. Indeed, they’re usually shorter than 1,000 words! Then all you gotta do is subscribe. The hardwood was behind me with its impenetrable lock. Why was she smiling? I’d suggest if someone else is continuing one, continue another. A source of ideas. December 6, 2013 @ Doreen Queen I really enjoyed your writing - I would have to agree with Sonia's description of it as 'brutal and beautiful'. Terrorist attack? Each time around you’ll grab someone else’s story and add 200 words to it. To get you started on your first (or next) short story, we give you the following 99 flash fiction writing prompts. “You understand me?” he asked simply. 7:53 PM, […] it. If you want to start working on flash fiction, make sure to choose an interesting theme and character to keep readers interested. Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part One, http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3882836649574714556#editor/target=post;postID=9026482784722731233;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname, http://brickhousepiggy.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/terribleminds-com-flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one/, http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/the-second-200-words-a-real-live-corpse/, http://gwinnydedanann.livejournal.com/925.html, Flash Fiction : In Too Deep » The Zombie Chimp, http://thezombiechimp.com/2013/11/28/flash-fiction-in-too-deep/, http://lynnalandstreet.com/stories/in-too-deep-parts-1-2, http://article94.blogspot.com/2013/11/200-more-words_29.html, http://girlbooksblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/200-200-words-onto-words-a-flash-fiction-challenge/, Flash Fiction: The First Two Hundred Words | We Love The Stars Too Fondly, http://prose.smoph.org/2013/11/28/elegant-justice/, http://snellopy.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-forest-road.html, http://undertheochretree.blogspot.com/2013/11/dreamcatcher.html?view=sidebar, http://whitrichardson.tumblr.com/post/68453642503/wendigs-exquisite-corpse-esque-flash-fiction-challenge, http://rtwilder.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/for-flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one-titled-harriet/, http://jeremypodolski.com/200-words-at-a-time-terrible-minds-flash-fiction-challenge/, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part Two « terribleminds: chuck wendig, Terribleminds Flash Fiction Challenge Part 2 of 5 | Author Lisa Barry, http://lpstribling.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/wendig-flash-fiction-200-word-intro/, Chuck Wennings Flash Fiction challenge | Pilcrows & Cedillas, The second 200 words: A Real Live Corpse | Write on the World, 200 Words at a Time: The Helping Hat (part two) | The World According to Life, http://vidacruz.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/200-words-at-a-time-the-helping-hat-part-two/, Flash fiction Challenge: 200 words at a time part two | and she lived happily ever after, Friday Flash Fiction: The Hacker and The Girl | conniesrandomthoughts, 200 + 200 – Words onto Words (A Flash Fiction Challenge) | Girl, Books, Blog, Flash Fiction Challenge: Continuing Someone Else’s Story, Part 2 | Court Can Write, And now, 600 Words (Only 400 more to go!) 4:12 PM, Just want to say thanks to those who added a little blurb telling what their 200 words is about! […], mckkenzie Simon B. 2:23 PM, Also used your piece Elaine - Nice job. They are designed to be read in four or five minutes. I am 55 on the linky list and my entry is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/first-campaigner-challenge-the-door-swung-open/. Never Let Me Go. I found the story an inspiration. We’ll play this weird narrative whisper-down-the-lane variant until roughly the end of the year. So I’ll leave the alternate here. http://writinword.blogspot.com/2013/11/terrible-minds-flash-fiction-challenge.html, jeffwroteit Flash Fiction: Examples of How to Write a Story in 1,000 Words or Less | Udemy Blog. hope its ok…I’m new too and just getting used to wordpress…you may have to scroll down to see yours. Jogging on the spot, at the entrance to woodland, I ached to leave the road and go inside. Link back here. ), The greatest challenge is, of course, to make your story exactly, Camille Renshaw says: "Micro Fiction, by nature, is defiant. H.P. December 2, 2013 @ November 30, 2013 @ They chased a coyote with a heart in its mouth, it dove through a gap in the swirling snow and the riders shot past it. Remember, this is a style of writing so short (most cap it at 1,000 words) and so accessible that some […] Large trucks and fast cars loved Magpie Lane. Confident and happy? If anyone would like to, be my Buddy I’d be happy to be rescued from what feels like a lonely, isolation corner ;). "Pale fingers dipped into the dark liquid around me. Joyce Juzwik paulfny Just wish I could delete my original link…, Terribleminds Flash Fiction Challenge Part 2 of 5 | Author Lisa Barry Also, the sheer number of pieces makes it all a little unwieldy, especially as it runs into the third, fourth and fifth stages. 2:19 PM, […] I am so late on submitting this. 6:22 AM, Here’s mine. They sent vibrations running through me rising from the soles of my trainers. Ken Crump Great job.Have a great weekend. Jake Corwin signaled his men to aim high and smiled in grim satisfaction as their shots rang out death’s medley and the passengers sitting in the seats fell over one by one. Very nice. 2:38 AM. November 29, 2013 @ Sounds great – good luck! … Exactly two hundred words, of which I am very pleased with at least 197. Flash fiction is a medium of brief and enclosed stories. STAYING LOST is found - if not properly finished. While he rubbed ruby into blue jeansLoved that line! It can be in any format, including a poem. http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3882836649574714556#editor/target=post;postID=9026482784722731233;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname. But I'm learning a lot so far. I'll find my way around without you.”. Flash fiction examples 1. Look forward to your first post on October 5. Not sure why, but I went with a medieval theme (too much Game of Thrones) and have left room for the next writer to do something interesting and unexpected. 4:48 AM, […] Chuck Wennings Flash Fiction challenge […], The second 200 words: A Real Live Corpse | Write on the World Flash fiction usually falls under 1000 words, though some may stretch it to 1500. I’m posting early, for Sunday, because I wanted to attempt the First Campaigner’s Challenge (from the Third Writers' Platform-Building Campaign), which is hosted over at. Pale fingers dipped into the dark liquid pooling around me. Gave me goosebumps. It’s not a problem, my mind just prefers things a little more organised. You decide. This got my skin crawling. My Mum was probably still asleep but I could hear her you-never-know-what might-be-in-there lecture buzzing on repeat inside my head. | Write on the World The carriage rider groaned, but to his credit he did not cry out nor beg in his last moments. This page compiles many examples of flash fiction, sudden fiction, micro stories, very short stories, or postcard fiction as they are sometimes called. December 2, 2013 @ http://rtwilder.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/for-flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one-titled-harriet/, Jeremy Podolski So, for right now…, Link back here. December 7, 2013 @ Creepy and scary.Mine is #291: http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2011/09/first-campaign-challenge-flash-fiction.html, Intense! It can be in any format, including a poem. It now includes a wide variety of types and lengths, from six word stories, Twitter fiction (140 characters or less) and drabbles (100 words exactly) to longer pieces of a few hundred words. November 28, 2013 @ I jogged down the slope into the trees. Often by necessity. November 29, 2013 @ Unlocking the door, he dragged me into bleeding darkness. I liked it a great deal, Elaine! December 20, 2013 @ Learn how your comment data is processed. An optional challenge is to end with "the door swung shut" (these words must also be included in the word count. Glaring, they set their spears forward and charged! For Chuck Wendig’s 200 Words at a Time 5 week […], Friday Flash Fiction: The Hacker and The Girl | conniesrandomthoughts Increasing my stride, I pushed until the muscles in my legs burned. Not the usual “1,000 words or so” this week, but 200 […], momdude Looking for writing inspiration? Again: this is just the start of a story. Flash fiction is perfect for when you have five minutes to fill. FLASH FICTION 55 words or less 2. Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part Two « terribleminds: chuck wendig Lynna Landstreet They're short (and we mean short), intense (imagine a novel crossed with a haiku), and mesmerizing (whether they're illuminating a single moment or a whole life). I recently found a website called 50-Word Stories that features something called “flash fiction” and found myself perusing these wonderful (and sometimes NOT so wonderful) fictional snippets. 12:08 PM, everyone else seems to be simply choosing their own – I’m going to pick one to start on…, Smoph Hope you enjoy the direction. 7:38 AM, R.T. Wilder http://girlbooksblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/200-200-words-onto-words-a-flash-fiction-challenge/, boydstun215 It looked like what you’d get if you had a baby raised by alligators. I had to read this twice--but the second time through I loved it! I’m going to bow out, because, as much as I love the concept, the application’s proved a little overwhelming to me. 3:14 AM. […], Jim Franklin 🙂, http://paul-feeney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/flash-fiction-challenge-part-2.html, Chuck Wennings Flash Fiction challenge | Pilcrows & Cedillas Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama… Each time around you’ll grab someone else’s story and add 200 words to it. At any time. If brevity is indeed the soul of wit, then just how many words does a writer need to tell a story? I have decided to join and post with The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday. THANKS FOR THE EXAMPLES WHICH HELP ME A LOT. November 28, 2013 @ 11:59 AM, paulfny Thank to everyone who commented. But then the snow spirits above wheeled about in frustration and noticed the gathered mass of humanity below. 1:24 AM, […] to be exact!  Part 1 is theirs. November 29, 2013 @ She wasn't. Could this be it? This early, I should be safe from axe murderers or perverts in the trees and besides, I was fast. December 9, 2013 @ Beautiful and devastating imagery. Magpie Lane was hardly wider than a ribbon that edged the woods but that didn’t stop traffic using it to get to the motorway quicker. Not even I would argue that running through the woods on my own was the best definition of safe but I wanted to run-wild and the woodland offered me that. 7:05 AM. | Write on the World, Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge | Imagine That, Juicy Chunks O’ Wisdom For Monday, December 9th | We Love The Stars Too Fondly, Terribleminds Flash Fiction-Part II | Jeff Wrote It, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part 3 | Brickhouse Piggy, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part 4 « terribleminds: chuck wendig, Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, The Final Chapter « terribleminds: chuck wendig, TERRIBLE MINDS FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: 200 WORDS | J.F. The explanations are getting a bit unwieldy at this point, so I’m just going to jump right into […], Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge | Imagine That December 2, 2013 @ The oaks and beech trees dominated the space and the skinny, silver-birches squeezed up beside them. Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. I wanna rate this but i do not know how. She'd lost so much blood it was easy for her imagine she was safe. Read several flash fiction examples 6 words and try to write the same! http://jeremiahboydstun.com/2013/11/28/200-words-112813/, Adrienne It’s been a horrendously long time but this is a challenge I couldn’t miss out on. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 20, 2016: What a wonderful collection of short flash fiction stories. Normally, 100-word stories are scheduled for 07.00 BST … 275 words Deadline Pick a date at 00:01 AM (midnight) 1 AM 2 AM 3 AM 4 AM 5 AM 6 AM 7 AM 8 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM 11:59 AM (noon) 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM 9 PM 10 PM 11 PM If so, isn’t that potentially going to leave some out in the cold? I shot up from my desk and pressed my face to the glass. November 27, 2013 @ 11:39 PM, […] is a cross-posting with my other blog, Gwinny De Danann at livejournal. Chuck Wendig’s latest flash fiction challenge began last week, when he asked writers to write the opening 200 words of a story. December 4, 2013 @ Such an incredible starter. Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. December 6, 2013 @ For example: “They jumped until they quit.” The line is a bit vague. November 30, 2013 @ 5:25 AM, Oh, I’m getting that now, I just don’t think it was clear that was meant to happen. December 6, 2013 @ Oh that's vicious. Creepiness! But it is what it is and hey, I wanna try this out, see what happens. 8:59 PM. Challenges have rules, and here they are: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. November 29, 2013 @ I'm not fond of horror, so I can't say I enjoyed it - but I admire the writing in it. Opening the door struck me as a bad option, “What if I don't?”, “Die here. Does it feel like Sunday to you? December 3, 2013 @ November 28, 2013 @ This was fun. The creature looked up at him doubtfully, its eyes narrowing. I'm very intrigued. Flash fiction, also known as short-short stories, are stories no longer than 1,500 words in length. I love where you did the breaks in the story. This was wild. 11:14 AM. Ambien Grey That just sent chills all over.Great job, Elaine! November 28, 2013 @ 12:04 AM, […] Wendig from Terrible minds has proposed an interesting challenge. This challenge was to write 200 words, the start of a story. Angela Carina Barry December 13, 2013 @ I was running late. December 2, 2013 @ Danny Smith by Dave Zeltserman Micr-O Fiction: 8 Provocative Writers Tell Us a Story in 300 Words or Less. What is flash fiction? Taking an idea and distilling it into a “micro”- cosm of its original self is challenging.". Elaine writes for children and teens, she is a primary school teacher who spends her time imagining “What would happen if…”. http://brickhousepiggy.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/terribleminds-com-flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one/, mwebster76 http://article94.blogspot.com/2013/11/200-more-words_29.html, Rebecca B. Hi Maeve, Alex, Elizabeth, Theresa, Sonia and TrishaThanks for your comments :) I'm happy with brutal and beautiful. If i could i would. Last Week’s Challenge: Find Your Favorite Opening Line. Lovecraft and Lydia Davis have both penned what has come to be known as flash fiction -- brief stories with no precise length constraints, but that don't typically exceed 1,000 words. 5:53 PM. Heh. BUILDING STRONG WRITING ONE LETTER AT A TIME :). 5:03 PM, Jeremy Podolski I could definitely read more of this. Once Jake saw the light leave the man’s eyes, he stepped aboard to examine the strange prisoner. November 29, 2013 @ December 2, 2013 @ December 9, 2013 @ I glanced about eagerly, hoping for signs of the brightening of people’s auras as they stepped out of their cars and pointed at the swirling riders. November 29, 2013 @ I felt safe. This is a bit of an experiment, so, who the hell knows if it’s going to work? Mine is #72, Really interesting approach, although I had a few moments when I had to reread to understand what was going on.If you want, check out my entry. My thanks to John Ward - he suggested reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce. Below is an original example of a flash fiction story that comes in at just under 500 words. It had my mind reeling with possibilities ...!My entry is no.#59. I was ensconced upstairs in my apartment, attempting to write a proper article on the holistic benefits of açai berries when the thin veil of snow swirling over the cars below took on the form of native people riding on horses, Mohave, I thought, the word just coming to me. I hope you enjoy it. So dark, so powerful. I chose this one. 4:49 PM. Since Friday Flash Fiction began in September 2013, 100-word stories have remained its 'beating heart'. Skip them. December 3, 2013 @ December 4, 2013 @ Eeeeek! You will finish this by noon EST on the following Friday, which is the 29th of November. Natural disaster? (Started by Ann-Louise Truschel) For those who think 100-word stories are short, I found this on the Website: a.narrativemagazine.com 6-Word Stories WILLIAM FAULKNER famously said that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet. The love of stories never changes, but the mediums through which people enjoy stories often do change. Running in the woods did great things for my style. I’m going to run with it and see where it goes. Although Wikipedia indicates that the starting word count for flash fiction stories is around three hundred words, there have been many flash fiction contests around the world with maximum word count limits set to 15 words or lower. “The Metamorphosis,” “The Trial,” and “The Castle” are all very good stories, but “Give It Up!” is a perfect summation of the Kafkaesque: disconcerting and ultimately hopeless. Want to receive these blog posts via email whenever they post? Administrative head’s up — still tallying which of the opening lines were used the most in the last challenge (unless, ahem, anyone feels like taking that bullet for me). 12:09 AM, […] Story, Part 2by Courtney Cantrell on December 6, 2013 • 0 CommentsThis is for Part 2 of Chuck Wendig’s December flash fiction challenge. Seems yours got some love, but I already wrote this. Magunga Williams in Quickie 29th June 2015 7 mins read. Wow. December 11, 2013 @ This is a haunting, brutal piece. People have been enjoying stories for as long as humanity has been around. I’m calling it Jesper, just so it’s a bit easier to follow down the line, although titles are subject to changes at each stage. Great idea Chuck. http://jeffwroteit.wordpress.com/terribleminds-flash-fiction-challenge/, snellopy Don’t tell us. Juzwik's Blog(2) I went a bit tame thinking there was plenty of room to build up some tension. I shook my head. ~ Nadja. Flash fiction is a highly underrated branch of fictional writing. December 7, 2013 @ So far, I don’t think anyone has picked up my story where I left off, but there is still time to […], 200 Words at a Time: The Helping Hat (part two) | The World According to Life December 10, 2013 @ Flash fiction, also known as micro-fiction, is a short story that’s usually between 500 and 1,000 words. 1 Comment. 8:45 AM, […] So Chuck Wendig has this cool blog and writing challenge […], Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part 3 | Brickhouse Piggy 23 Sep. My 100-Word Secret by thegooddoctor in 100 Words. I have to wonder why the character is smiling--even though he got the key!My entry. Improvise! But, it was nothing I couldn’t make up with a bit of effort. December 3, 2013 @ It's number #186. http://undertheochretree.blogspot.com/2013/11/dreamcatcher.html?view=sidebar, Whit I want you to write the first 200 words of a story. It defies length, boundaries, and expectations. The parkbench’s curvature felt familiar under his tiredold spine. So, for right now… Post your 200 words at your blog. Thank you for sharing these and the prompts inspiring them. December 3, 2013 @ 99 Flash Fiction Writing Prompts. I write MG/YA Sci-fi or Paranormal. http://snellopy.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-forest-road.html, Angela Carina Barry Just enter the HTTP title into a browser. 1:36 AM, […] but who cares?) That’s what editing is for. 11:17 AM, And, here it is: http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/the-second-200-words-a-real-live-corpse/, Ken Crump This is a blog of stories told in, you guessed it, ten words. Each time around you’ll grab someone else’s story and add 200 words to it. I was looking here for entries that did not get responses then realized I might want to check round 3. I love a good list ;) If you would like to ... Is it Sunday? In and out, the slice of steel through skin shocked me. Angela Carina Barry‘s work is posted here (scroll down until you find my original post at 8:59 PM on November […], Terribleminds Flash Fiction-Part II | Jeff Wrote It December 3, 2013 @ "ruby" "dragged into the bleeding darkness". Photo: David Harry Stewart. December 2, 2013 @ Does YOUR MC show counter-emotional reactions? 1:42 AM, Hi, Ken & Mandy, I loved this. Subplots. I can’t wait to see where you take it. Keep in mind that your first draft doesn’t have to fit within your target flash fiction word count. This is my entry, it is complete in 200 words :), “WHY DOES EVERY LET DOWN HAVE TO BE SO THIN?”. Short Stories Less Than 1,000 words: Flash Fiction. It helps narrow things down…, lpstribling 5:05 AM, […] weeks ago I joined a writing challenge on Chuck Wendig’s site: Terrible Minds. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/11/22/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one/comm…  I wrote a 200 word opening for a story and posted it. 10:35 AM, Hmmm, I like this one. 7:53 PM, Et voila: http://lynnalandstreet.com/stories/in-too-deep-parts-1-2, davekearney75 This week we are to write the first 200 words of a story. Then — and I’ll remind you of this next Friday — you’ll take someone else’s 200 words and continue that story for 200 more (for a total of 400 words). I hope I’ve continued your dark and sinister tale. 200 word FLASH FICTION First Campaigners' Challenge. 8:44 PM, Joanna Horrocks http://prose.smoph.org/2013/11/28/elegant-justice/, Jason Heitkamper Unblinded: An Original Flash Fiction Story. I laughed. Everywhere. Emma Chapman’s return to Edgware, and the school that pretty-much expelled her years before should have been studiously uneventful but her fascination with enigmatic, self-isolating, Conall Ridgeway–whose genetics put him at the eco-warrior end of the werewolf spectrum–spins her life from frightening to romantic by turn. “Possession(s)” by John Smolens (877 words) “John Redding Goes to Sea” by Zora Neale Hurston (741 words) “The Virgin Mary” by Adesuwa Agbonile (720 words) “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid (681 words) “Unnecessary Things” by Tatyana Tolstaya (662 … It came out of a writing exercise, and I decided to challenge myself with one year of keeping it brief. I love the MC's reaction when she slips to the floor...great description there. Let me know where your 200 word story is so I can be certain not to miss reading it. I did one just as a lark and found myself coming back again and again as new ideas strike me. In her weakened state she was convinced she was safe - she wasn't. A bandit attack goes awry – for the attackers. Alien invasion? December 1, 2013 @ November 28, 2013 @ First it was cartons and tins on the worktops, then newspapers on the stairs. Very intense ... and thick with tension ! In subsequent weeks, others would […], Flash Fiction Challenge: Continuing Someone Else’s Story, Part 2 | Court Can Write 9:34 PM. I shall take up your challenge and see what I can make of it. Flash Fiction: The First Two Hundred Words | We Love The Stars Too Fondly To write good flash fiction you need to come up with a good idea. I missed round one, but I’ve added 200 ish words to ‘The Tunnel’… thanks for the start. And here is my little something. The door swung open, I held it and hoped. Flash Fiction Example. I’d meant to cut them back in the summer, but we’d had better things to do. Mine is No. Simon B. But great might not be the first word that springs to mind. September 2, 2015 @ That was when the honking began and I realized, I wasn’t the only one seeing it. I think I’ll take this one… A potential next section just popped right into my head as I read it. 8:57 PM, […] this holiday week, Chuck Wendig has bestowed upon us this odd task in his Flash Fiction Challenge. The man swung at him, but the wound limited his reach and Jake sidestepped back before raising his own blade and adding a finishing slice to the inside of the man’s thigh. 5:32 PM. 12:17 AM. November 29, 2013 @ Glad you found your way to it – it was a fun collaboration. 🙂 Last week I posted my entry into Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction challenge. The thing looked like something out of a logging camp’s story. there’s no room. We’ll see…, Flash Fiction : In Too Deep » The Zombie Chimp I asked a few writers this question. Although I'm not exactly sure what happened and why, it was very intense and suspenseful. Franklin November 28, 2013 @ 4:15 AM, here ’ s story add... Fiction usually falls under 1000 words, of which I AM 55 on spot! 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