Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: A Day at the Zoo


I am really excited that in a few weeks, I will be able to take Kevin to the zoo again. With that thought in mind, I thought a new flash fiction challenge might be fun and would also force me to write a story I have had in mind for a few weeks.

The challenge is this: write a story that is set in a zoo. The zoo can be incidental to the plot, but that's the setting.

I am thinking April 2, 2012. How about a story not longer than 1200 words?

I know there are more sites that take flash than ever so if I write alone, I write alone. Let me know.

19 comments:

Loren Eaton said...

I'm game!

F.T. Bradley: said...

I'm really going to try this time--maybe a kid's story... Last time I had to bow out because I was too frazzled.

Excited to read this story you already have brewing, Patti.

F.T. Bradley: said...

Would it be okay for me to post this challenge on my blog? The subject will probably appeal to the kid lit writers I know.

Thomas Pluck said...

We have a month, so I'll see what I come up with. Many flash sites don't ask for first rights, so sharing it here would not preclude you from submitting at a later date to a wider audience.
I love the zoo, and hate it at the same time. The poor caged animals...
I may even write this from the perspective of a gorilla...

pattinase (abbott) said...

For sure, Fleur. That would be fun.

Paul D Brazill said...

I'll give it a shot!

Rob Kitchin said...

Okay, I'm in. Had an instant idea for this, which is hopefully a good sign.

Yvette said...

I'm jumping in, Pat - where angels fear to tread. :)

I haven't been to a zoo in years and years (I wish it were otherwise) but I have memories.

I think.

Cullen Gallagher said...

I might try to cook something up.

Richard R. said...

Q: assume you want a mystery/crime/noir story?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Any story is welcome.

Jerry House said...

Kitty and I once chaperoned a second-grade class trip to a zoo during bear mating season -- the kids asked a lot of questions. Maybe I can get a story out of that.

Katherine Tomlinson said...

I'm in. You create the best challenges. And I must say--Kevin's tiger suit is adorable.

John said...

Zoos hold many memories for me. I'm in! Hope I can make this one funny for a change.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

I'm overdue for a challenge ~ thanks for the push, Patti!

Seth D. Clarke said...

I'm in! Sounds like fun!

Al Tucher said...

Belatedly, I'm in.

John Weagly said...

I'm in.

I'll post it a CAPTAIN SPAULDING ON SKULL ISLAND on Monday.

Yippeee!!!

Thomas Pluck said...

Here's mine:
http://www.pluckyoutoo.com/2012/04/ten-thousand-pound-banana.html