Friday, August 23, 2013

Flash Fiction Challenge: MICHIGAN MAN'S TASTES GETS HIM INTO TROUBLE.

I haven't posted one of these in a while but decided to give one a try. This time the prompt comes from a headline from 1913 in a Detroit paper

MICHIGAN MAN'S TASTES GET HIM INTO TROUBLE.

I have no idea what the story was about because the print is so tiny. And I don't want to know, nor should you. Make it your own story. Feel free to change Michigan to whatever state or place you want. In fact, I suggest it. Maybe the places will factor in heavily. So the title of every story will be the same except for the place.The locales can make it zing.

The story should be 1000 words or less. If you have a blog, I will post the link. If not, I will post the story. Fall is a busy time so let's make the end date Sept 26th.

Let me know if you plan on writing a story and let me know again before the date. Please don't post it ahead of time if possible. I know some of you can write a story a lot faster than the rest of us, but it's more fun if they all get "birthed" the same day. 

Are you in?
 

23 comments:

John said...

I always say Yes to these. I'm in.

seana graham said...

Me too.

Kelly Robinson said...

Does anybody have links to previous efforts? I'd like to see what the standards are before I dip my toe in!

seana graham said...

Just do it, Kelly!

pattinase (abbott) said...

If you look under FLASH FICTION CHALLENGES on the left side, they are all there.
But just do it.

Jerry House said...

I'm game.

F.T. Bradley said...

I'm going to try. Haven't done this in a while, and I could use a fresh something.

Kelly Robinson said...

Thanks!

Loren Eaton said...

In like Flynn.

seana graham said...

Loren, don't you mean Flint?

Peter Rozovsky said...

I'm in like Flynn, if not skint like flint.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, good a Philly story, I hope.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, good a Philly story, I hope.

Peter Rozovsky said...

I could make it a Pa. story based on your family's old house and call it "New Hope for the Dead," but Charles Willeford got that one first.

pattinase (abbott) said...

One of my favorites along with SIDESWIPE.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Let me turn a whimsical remark into a suggestion for a future challenge. "New Hope for the Dead" could be a murder myster set in New Hope, Pa. The challenge:

Write new stories to match established crime-fiction titles, preferably with some wordplay involved.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Very nice, idea.

Thomas Pluck said...

I read "Michelin man's tastes get him into trouble" and my story will reflect it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Well that is going to be hard to top!

Bob The Wordless said...

I'm in!

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Thanks, Patti. I'm in.

B. Bruce said...

Sounds fun! count me in too.

F.T. Bradley said...

Got mine scheduled to go (for once, not flaking out :-). Set in Mississippi...