August 2012 Flash Fiction Challenge!

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Welcome to the August Flash Fortnight!

The August Flash Fortnight will run from Tuesday 14th August (Day 1) to Monday 27th August (Day 14). Each morning during the challenge, I'll update this post with a new prompt for the day, so please check back if you find them useful! All of the challenge prompts will remain permanently available to you, so if you'd like to use any of them outside of the Fortnight, please feel free to do so.



Day 14 : A letter from the battlefront.
Day 13 : Infinite loop.
Day 12 : Watchtower.
Day 11 : Power cut.
Day 10 : An alchemist's patron.
Day 9 : Fashion disaster.
Day 8 : One night in Venice.
Day 7 : The farthest corner of the Empire.
Day 6 : Shadow market.
Day 5 : The lily pond.
Day 4 : Edge of the jungle.
Day 3 : Wearing magic shoes to the office.
Day 2 : Seen from the corner of your eye.
Day 1 : An unusual item on the shopping list.


Tips on using the prompts

Think of the prompt as a starting point. When you look at it, certain words, phrases or ideas might immediately come to your mind. Try writing these down. For each of these things, consider what words, phrases or ideas that they, in turn, inspire.

Keep going in this way. You could free associate on the thoughts you're getting, or ask yourself questions on each thing: What is it about this that I'm drawn to? What would happen if I followed this train of thought to its logical conclusion?

Try not to censor yourself, or second-guess your imagination. In the end, the idea you end up with might be completely unrelated to the prompt - and that's completely fine!

Good luck!
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