March 2012 Flash Fiction Challenge!

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Welcome to the March Flash Fortnight!

The March Flash Fortnight will run from Wednesday 14th March (Day 1) to Tuesday 27th March (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.


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Prompts


Day 14 : An explosion in a custard factory.
Day 13 : A gardener on Mars.
Day 12 : Last stop.
Day 11 : Translation.
Day 10 : Promotion.
Day 9 : Attrition.
Day 8 : Allotment.
Day 7 : Apparition.
Day 6 : Lost property office.
Day 5 : Wild thing.
Day 4 : A flickering road sign.
Day 3 : Assumption.
Day 2 : Recognition.
Day 1 : Reassignment.


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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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Day 1 prompt:

Reassignment.
 

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This is awesome, and just what I need for practising writing. :D Can't wait for the next one.
 

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Day 2 prompt:

Recognition.
 

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Day 3 prompt:

Assumption.
 

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Day 4 prompt:

A flickering road sign.
 

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Day 5 prompt:

Wild thing.
 

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Day 6 prompt:

Lost property office.
 

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Day 7 prompt:

Apparition.
 

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Day 8 prompt:

Allotment.
 

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:hi: Izz! :)

Day 9 prompt:

Attrition.
 

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Day 10 prompt:

Promotion.
 

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Day 11 prompt:

Translation.
 

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Day 12 prompt:

Last stop.
 

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Day 13 prompt:

A gardener on Mars.
 

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Day 14 prompt:

An explosion in a custard factory.
 

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I hope the challenge this month lead to a few new ideas and snippets of openings, if not whole stories, for everyone who took part. Many congrats to new member Toffeehead, who was something of a force of nature in Polished and Ready :) . If you have a bit of time, please take a look at the new uploads and give the authors some feedback.

See you next month!
 

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