I found an interesting Short Story challenge, run by NYC Midnight. The first heat starts January 28th, so I signed up. There are prizes - cash, publishing deals, and discounts 0n writing tools. For each heat you have ou have 8 days, then 3 days, then 1 day.
They also run a Flash Fiction contest, in the summer, that sounds like fun. You are given a genre, a location, and a thing as prompts, and have 48 hours to write your story - 1000 words max. More prizes, of course.
I thought I'd try something similar this week , and challenge with a random location and thing. There are six choices for each, so roll a pair of dice for specific prompt. If you can't find any - here's a site for you. I'll leave the genre open but feel to pick one you like. Or one you've not tried.
|1||Awards dinner||Press-on nails|
|2||Dark lake||Onion rings|
|3||Car wash||Remote controlled drone|
|4||Parking garage||Box of animal crackers|
|5||Village plaza||Plastic fork|
|6||Quiet suburb||Folded sheet of paper|
As usual, 1000 words maximum, due next Friday, January 18, at 12 noon EST. Have fun.