Flash Fiction February 2018

Here are the prompts for 2018’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! 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 the submission link at the bottom of this page or via our email address at:

gucreativewritingsociety@gmail.com

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.


28/2/18

Temptation

Revelation

Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?”
– The VVitch (2015) Dir. Robert Eggers


27/2/18

Electric

Out of sight

“What we call our civilization is largely responsible for our misery, and we should be much happier if we gave it up” – Sigmund Freud, “Civilisation and its Discontents”


26/2/18

Freezing

Hunger

Beware the Beast by Carpenter Brut


25/2/18

Stairwell

Neighbours

“The knocking ceased suddenly, although the echoes of it were still in the house.” The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs


24/2/18

Four-way intersection

Gloves

“I’m full of dirty tricks; I’m twice as smart and certainly twice as sick” – Triggerman by Alice Cooper


23/2/18

Second-hand record

Vase

Helena by the Misfits


22/2/18

Pity

Dread

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21/2/18

Lion

Lost

Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko


20/2/18

Sea

Graveyard

The Liar and the Lighter by Gabrielle Aplin


19/2/18

Palace

Tapping

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18/2/18

Radiant

Doubt

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” – Ursula Le Guin


17/2/18

Missing

Canopy

I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker With Flowers in My Hair by Sandi Thom


16/2/18

Necropolis

Ripple

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15/2/18

Foliage

Arch

“The hungry judges soon the sentence sign/And wretched hang that jury-men may dine.” – Alexander Pope


14/2/18

Arrive

Heart

Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac


13/2/18

Brave

Dust

“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.” -Nikola Tesla


12/2/18

Perturbed

Snow

The Louvre by Lorde


11/2/18

Penalty

Keyboard

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10/2/18

Sorry

Overreaction

Birthday


9/2/18

Camaraderie

Disaster

“In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea.” -Douglas Adams 


8/2/18

Strong

Amalgamation

Glacier by John Grant


7/2/18

Clatter

Remain

“When everyone’s super – no one will be.” – Syndrome, The Incredibles


 

6/2/18

Queen

Bright

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5/2/18

Gasped

Mirror

Auld Wives by Bear’s Den


4/2/18

Create

Batteries

 “If everyone fought fire with fire, the whole world would go up in smoke.” – Lemony Snicket


3/2/18

Disreputable

Mind

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2/2/18

Laugh

Armchair

N.U.M.B by Diana Vickers


1/2/18

Fruity

Moon

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.” – Good Omens, Pratchett & Gaiman

 

 

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