The time has come to wrap up the very first ever Penprints Flash Fiction Dash (refer back to this post if you don’t know what I’m talking about)!
There were 44 initial sign ups, 44 prompts went out, and 26 stories came back! My mind = so blown by how excited people got about this challenge and by the uniqueness of each story submitted.
How this wrap-up works:
All the stories are linked to the prompts below, either via a PDF file or a blot post on the author’s blog.
The stories are divided into very broad genre generalizations (and if I didn’t know what genre to stick it in, it went in “other”), and the last two stories are separate from their genres because they were inspired by song prompts rather than picture prompts (I didn’t want them to get lost in all the pictures, so that’s why I put them at the end in their own little category).
Scroll through this post and click on the picture prompt(s) of the stories you want to read!
NOTE: I do not own any of the following pictures that were used as prompts, and I also don’t own either of the songs used as prompts.
The Reeducation of Kylee Flintlock by Kat Vinson of Sparks of Ember.
Impossible Love by Adaline Griffiths.
Till the Wind Changes by A.K.R. Scott.
Empty Image by Amanda Cox of Hope Perch.
Painted with Light by Kathryn McConaughy of The Language of Writing.
Under the Surface by Moya Tobey of An Existence Transcribed.
White Winds by Emily Jayne.
The Confession by Rachel Leroy.
Paper Boat by Melinda Wagner.
Ellusa by Katherine Massengill.
The Dragon in the Mini by Chelsea Hindle.
Strange by Evan Hildreth of Plot Hole Fragments.
Poisoned Time by Kyle Shultz.
So Close by Leah E.
The Backup by Heather Tabata.
Clouds by Alina Kanaski of Ordinary Adventures.
Bird-watching and Other Human Pursuits by Jebraun Clifford.
Ali Green by Lindsey Tessa of Story Haven.
Away by Michael Blaylock of Fencing With Ink.
Underwater Dance by Nicole Fritz.
Hoofbeats in My Heart by Sarah Rodecker.
A Delusional Path by Annalia Fiore.
Anika Rojkkers’ Experience of 1953 by Laura Danner of Flowers in My Basket.
Stories from a song prompt.
Collapse of the General Eternal by Just B. Jordan written from “Ghost of a King” by The Grey Havens.
Birdie by Emily Kazmierski written from “Keeping Your Head Up” by Birdie.
The giveaway winner!
All the writers who sent a story back to me (even if they didn’t want it included in this post) were entered to win The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction as well as a one year subscription to the Splickety Publishing Group magazine of their choice!
So I picked a name out of a hat (okay, I just typed all the names into a random name picker, but that’s just boring sounding), and I need a drumroll people.
*whispers* Are you giving me a drumroll?
The giveaway winner is Laura Danner, author of Anika Rojkker’s Experience of 1953! Woohoo!! Congrats, Laura! I’ll be shooting you an email in a day or two!
And congratulations and thank you to each of you lovely people who signed up and wrote stories!
So, which story was your favorite? Have you fallen in love with flash fiction yet??