Welcome to the first-ever installment of FINISH THAT THOUGHT! A brand new weekly flash fiction contest! Every Tuesday you will receive the start of your story right here on this blog in the form of a first sentence. You must use this sentence as the first sentence in your story and take it from there! Show me action, adventure, romance, mystery, scifi, and all things fantastical (pretty much anything except erotica. Actually, if it'd be rated R in a movie, please don't put it up. Thanks!).
Each week there will also be a special challenge, issued by the judge, that is purely optional in addition to the first sentence (this can include, but is not limited to, specific words, themes, actions, pictures, or objects to include in your story).
There will be two winners named each week: One Overall winner and one Special Challenge winner (they may be the same person). The judge may also award one (and only one) runner up in each category. The Overall winner will be the judge the next week . If that person is unable to fulfill that role, it will go to the winner of the Special Challenge. The winner will receive world-wide acclaim...er...mmm...at least a shoutout on twitter from everyone about how awesome they are! (And I'm working on a badge!)
You will have up to 500 words to play with, don't go over or you will be disqualified. Most of all, have fun! Try something different! Get out of your comfort zone!
Post your story in the comments section with your twitter handle and word count and be sure to mention if you've completed the requirements for the Special Challenge - we wouldn't want to accidentally miss anyone! The judging will be posted by Thursday (hopefully Wednesday afternoon).
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky...
AND WE'RE OFF!!!
Your beginning sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #1 is:
[Well], that was the stupidest thing I've ever done.
And your SPECIAL CHALLENGE this week is:
Four things to include anywhere in the story:
2. duct tape
3. the word "shimmer[ing][ed][s]"
4. the word "goo"