Many moons have passed since I first set this challenge, back in 2020. I've re-started my FFF prompts, a few times, but am stuck here . This was a prompt from ages ago, from a friend and an Instagram site. Originally from a writing prompt channel on Reddit. Thousands of responses on Reddit to the idea. Prompt - It's 3... Read more →

It's been a while since I wrote something, other than a lot of posts on The Facebook and The Twitter. I'm not sure why, but I'll try again. This was a story idea I had back in November of 2019, as I considered the upcoming stress many feel over Christmas. Ah, those stress free pre-COVID days! Unfortunately, one side affect... Read more →

Yes, it's been a while. Christmas trauma, this COVID thing, landlord renos, yada yada. Whatever. Here's a prompt a friend passed on, via an Instagram site , although the original seems to be via Reddit. It's 3 AM. An official phone alert wakes you up. It says "DO NOT LOOK AT THE MOON". You have hundreds of notifications. Hundreds of... Read more →

Edit - did this in April, 2022. Holidays are approaching, and the days are getting shorter, the weather colder. At least here, in Canada. It's a time of year to stress our character, and our relationship with others. For better or worse. Write a story examining a character, and the way they manage their stress. Use this random generator to... Read more →

You're sitting in an old school tavern, not your usual hang-out, but an interesting place. Some people may not be who/what they seem to be. Of course. Give us a story, your choice of genre. Oh, and you need to incorporate a random object. Throw the dice, pick your object from here. I'm late with this prompt, but I'll back-date... Read more →

I need a newer and more complicated prescription for my glasses, so have made several visits to the optometrist already. In the future, we may never need to wear corrective lenses, but in the meantime, the prompt is to use glasses in a story. Special glasses, whether through science or magic, but they will be no ordinary pair. Image by... Read more →

This week, with Halloween approaching, I'd like you to write about the holiday. Not from the point of view of kids, teenagers, or even suburbanites. Try some pensioners - in a home, on a beach, lost in space - your choice. 1000 words max, due next Friday, November 1st, the day after All Hallow's Eve. Image from here. Read more →

I'd like you to base this week's story on this picture (click on it for a bigger version). It's a beautiful fall afternoon, and you're exploring the woods behind your new country home. You wonder if the stories are true. You're only out for the day, but you have a small pack, your walking stick, and a sharp knife on... Read more →

This week's prompt is taken from the Furious Fiction challenge site. It was their October prompt, set last weekend, to be done in 55 hours. I was in the midst of doing another challenge, for NYC Midnight, so skipped it. But , I did like it, so thought I'd re-use it. Do try their challenge next month though. You were... Read more →

This weeks prompt is from an NYC Midnight micro-fiction challenge - 250 words in 24 hours, starting Friday midnight. We will be givn a genre, an action, and a word. I got Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy, Falling down stairs, silence. Due Midnight Saturday. Jump in, or do a longer one, 1000 words, due noon-ish, Friday, October 11. Photo from here. Read more →