So... I FINALLY finished editing the scene I've been struggling over for two months!!! I'm not finished editing the novel yet (obviously), but this scene was brutal and I'm moving on! YAY! This novel will get finished eventually. That's one of the things I love about flash: the sense of accomplishment and completion you get right away. You wrote a whole thing and finished it, and that's worthy of celebration. So go write a thing, and finish it. Prompt is below. :)
If you haven't read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Start with the given first sentence.
2. Up to 500 words
3. Keep it clean (nothing rated R or above)
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Stories submitted must be your own work, using characters and worlds that you have created. Sorry, no fanfiction.
6. Include: Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
7. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST
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... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is D.E. Park. Read his winning tale from last week here! Dave (D. E. Park) spends his spare time writing flash and micro fiction, and just attempting to get enough sleep. He’s a first-generation computer nerd (older than the internet), a lifetime devourer of SF&F (loser geek), even a comic book fan (three strikes!). He actually hasn’t been actively writing for very long (you can't tell?) He lives in Chicagoland with his wife Annie. Follow him @parkinkspot and check out his writing blog at parkinkspot.wordpress.com.
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #3-11 is:
Some mornings you're the [snail], not the [sparrow].
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
Begin and end your story in two distinctly different settings/milieus. When, where, how, why to transition is up to you. Bonus points for contrast and humor.
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!