October 2012 Flash Fiction

Discussion in 'Writing' started by PeteMC, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. PeteMC

    PeteMC @PeteMC666

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    Okay folks, your theme this month will be Dolls.

    That’s right, dolls. They can be voodoo dolls, Chucky dolls, Dollhouse (if you really must) dolls, even Barbie dolls, or something else entirely, but dolls there shall be. I’m sure you’ll think of something :D

    As usual, 1000 words maximum limit and your story must be recognisably scifi, fantasy or horror.

    Post your entries in the Stories sub-forum, and post a link here in this thread. Please label your submission clearly so it doesn't get lost, something like October 2012 Flash – Title of Story.

    Deadline is Wednesday October 24th, Midnight GMT (ish).

    Have fun.




    P.
     
  2. wdavidson

    wdavidson WordDruid

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    Congrats on the well-deserved win last month Pete. This is a great theme. Really should be focusing on my book, but so many ideas...
     
  3. R.J.

    R.J. Is Winter Coming?

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    679 words down, and happy with them I believe :)
     
  4. R.J.

    R.J. Is Winter Coming?

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    Not so happy with it as I was, but I am satisfied I'm back in the game, so to speak. Now to finish that short story..

    Sleepy Dead
     
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    Help

    I'm having a hard time finding ideas for this month. Can anyone share some ideas they had. Maybe it will get my creative juices flowing.
     
  6. PeteMC

    PeteMC @PeteMC666

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    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    Oooooh, I have an idea. Not sure I'll have time to follow through, but it's a good idea... :D
     
  8. norm

    norm We parley for nobody

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    Here it is

    My Soul to Keep

    The title is from a different book. I never read that book and acutally have no idea what the book is about, but the title of the story inspired me to write this FF so I thought it would fit for me to name it after that.
     
  10. Wilson Geiger

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    Andrew Leon Hudson sf-icionado / horror-ator

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    I wasn't going to, but then I found the front half of a story i'd completely forgotten about and it sort of fits. Maybe a bit obvious if you know the prompt in advance, but what the heck:

    Must be in the fifties

    EDIT: shortly after posting I stuck this up on Absolute Write for some unaffiliated feedback. So far it's being crucified.
     
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  12. Wilson Geiger

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    I ended up having a bit of free time during lunch, and an idea struck.

    Evangelina
     
  13. aiasminor

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    LOL. Sorry, I didn't realize that was the name of your story too. It's a good title. It brings to mind so many creepy things. Maybe we should do a theme with this title one month.
     
  14. Wilson Geiger

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    No worries, it happens, I just thought it was funny. :)
     
  15. PeteMC

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    You two just want to make my life hard with the voting poll, don't you? <g>
     
  16. Wilson Geiger

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    Pete, my story was actually from a couple months ago, so you're free to ignore my 'My Soul To Keep' story. Evangelina is my current one. :)
     
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    PeteMC @PeteMC666

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    Right, got you - cheers
     
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    PeteMC @PeteMC666

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    When do votes have to be in?