Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Short Story Fiction Challenge!

Ashley over at Adventures of Newlyweds is having a short story fiction challenge. Here is the information for it, though you should also head over there and check out her site!

The Details:
So here is the deal, instead of partnering up and giving story ideas, I am going to list twenty five story starters below.  These are the first sentence to your story, and you go from there.  Let's all try and do a minimum of 500 words, if you want to do more then go for it.  It's your story after all!  You will have a little over a week to write your short story (fiction!) and we will all post them together on February 9th. I will have a link up here on this blog so we can all go from one blog to another and read everyone's short stories! (I AM SO EXCITED!)

Story Starters:

  • Shadows quivered on the wall as the candle flickered, then fizzled to nothing.
  • I could just make out the windows high in the castle wall.
  • She SO did not want to be here, especially when. . .
  • He slammed forward as the brakes screeched and the car . . .
  • It was the strangest thing I had ever seen, with tubes and wires . . .
  • The lane was night-dark, even at noon.
  • He stared at the credit card, numbers blurring in front of his eyes, wondering if . . .
  • She ducked as the plate smashed against the wall behind her.
  • She hesitated at the post box, not knowing if she should really send the letter.
  • It was one of those days when everything seemed to go wrong.
  • My hand trembled as I punched the number into the phone.
  • She knelt on the tile floor, carefully picking up the shards of glass. Why did it have to be this one that broke?
  • Colors swooped and swirled behind his closed eyelids as the music soared, taking him back to . . .
  • The chattering birds made her smile, until she heard a growl.
  • The dream last night had seemed so real, but it was just a dream, right?
  • The storm whipped the trees outside and she huddled into her quilt.
  • Sun, sand, sea—total relaxation. So why couldn’t he let go?
  • She watched his lithe body saunter away. “You’re engaged,” she reminded herself.
  • She tore through the alley, ducked into a doorway, and tried to squeeze into nothingness.
  • It wasn’t going to be easy, but somehow she had to confront her mother.
  • Trapped. A rat in a maze, a tiger in a cage, every cliché he could think of—he was trapped.
  • The building shook, lurching and jumping, and the little china horse fell off the mantel.
  • The prickles on his neck told him he was being watched.
  • The sun was soft and the boat rocked gently. It wasn’t so bad running out of fuel, until . . .
  • Damn. She didn’t know passports even had an expiration date.

  • If you're interesting, make sure you go to her site to "sign up!" 

    1 comment:

    1. That's such a fun idea! I might have to whip a little something up:-) xoxo