Here are the prompts for 2017’s Flash Fiction February challenge. Newest prompts will appear at the top of the page this year, but if you need to catch up just scroll down to see the earlier prompts. Good luck!
You don’t need to stick to the current day’s prompts, nor do you need to write about all three prompts for the day – you can pick and mix as you see fit! Currently the deadline for submission is open: we want to get your work uploaded as soon as possible and you can still submit after February ends. Eventually a selection of pieces will be chosen for a flash fiction anthology to be published in late spring/early summer.
Submit your writing either via our email address at email@example.com or by using the form at the bottom of the page. When submitting, please put the prompt(s) that you took inspiration from and please try to include a title, as otherwise we will have to make one up on the spot! Please also add your name or initials unless you explicitly wish your submission to remain anonymous.
“This world that we’re a-livin’ in, is mighty hard to beat; You git a thorn with every rose, but ain’t the roses sweet!”- Frank Lebby Stanton
Candle, Tenement, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”- Will Smith
“You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”- Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
Door, Remember, ‘What a Shame’- Shinedown
Discombobulate, Odious, ‘Fools Who Dream’- Emma Stone (from the La La Land soundtrack)
Anachronistic, Zenith, ‘Blue Lips’- Regina Spektor
Alone, Journey, ‘C’mon Everybody’- Elvis Presley
Decisions, Fire, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”- Shakespeare
Obsidian, Easier, Queen- ‘I Want To Break Free’
Thorn, Crumble, “Yet the roses are not less lovely for all that…” – Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Pineapple, Minute, Heresy
Merry Muses, Jagged, Basshunter- ‘Now You’re Gone’
“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.” – The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett
Gravity, Cigarette, Melaine Martinez- ‘Dollhouse’
Shoelaces, Smog, “The Prince of Darkness is a Gentleman.” – King Lear, William Shakespeare
Lake, Vase, The Fray- ‘Ungodly Hour’
Curtain, Light, ‘Have you seen a fallen star?’- Neil Gaiman, Stardust.