Monday, May 04, 2009

Flash Fiction Challenge #5


Olive Oyl reading.






Hope it's been long enough since the last challenge to whet your appetite.

In the early nineties, a book was published where each story shared a single
concept: "a wedding cake in the middle of the road."

None of those stories were flash fiction, but let's see what we can do with that idea in a limited number of words.

Stories should be around 750 words, but anything under 1000 wrds is good. You can set your wedding cake on a road on Mars, in Montana, or anywhere at all. In other words, all genres are welcome.

The "wedding cake in the road" can be the main idea or a sidebar-so long as it's in there--like the gun in Plots with Guns.

Mystery Dawg will publish stories on Powder Burn Flash where no blog is available.

June seems like a good month for wedding cakes so let's shoot for June 4th.

Please don't post your story before June 4. Also let me or Gerald So or Aldo know before then. (You can always opt out if it doesn't work out).

I can see your cake in the road already!

29 comments:

Jerry House said...

Cake in the road may turn out to be egg on the face. Nevertheless, I'm in.

Paul Brazill said...

Okay-I'm in! Just call me Paulie Haversham!

Cormac Brown said...

Ah, before the elusive garter zips past me again, I'm in.

Scott Parker said...

Here's my hat. There's the ring. Consider said hat thrown in said ring.

sandra seamans said...

Mmmm, cake, I'm in!

Dana King said...

I skipped the last challenge, to my regret. I'm in on this one.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I lost someone on here. I hate this monitoring comments. Come back.

Paul Brazill said...

Hi Patti. It was me.I'm in!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Paul. I should have known-prolific Paul would be in.

Kevin Michaels said...

I'm in.....in a violent, twisted sort of way....

Andy Edwards said...

Mmm... roads...
Can I join in, please? FFC virgin here.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You're scaring me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wedding cakes! Virgins! A perfect fit.

Charles Gramlich said...

I will definitely give it a try.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I was hoping Mars or Montana might lure you in.

Absolutely*Kate said...

I caught the bouquet and came into the fray. ~ Absolutely*Kate

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great, Kate. I'd hope a woman might catch it.

Kieran Shea said...

Mmmm, cake.

Keith Rawson said...

Ah, what the hell. I'm in.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great!

the walking man said...

man Patti...I can hardly remember what's supposed to happen in two hours...I'll give it a go if'n I remember

pattinase (abbott) said...

I'll post reminders. Or write it now and stash it.

WellesFan said...

Hmmm...this could be a bit of a challenge, but I'm in.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great. Remember it doesn't have to be about weddings. Just stick that cake in the road and go ahead with your murder and mayhem or with your ETS, or with your cowboys on the trail. Whatever.

r2 said...

Can I play?

pattinase (abbott) said...

I've been waiting for you, Randy.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm late--I was baking a cake. I'm in.

John McAuley

pattinase (abbott) said...

I was wondering. Great!

Jack Curtin said...

I'm going to give it a shot.