Monday, May 19, 2008

"Shifting Gears"


Spring’s half gone, school’s out, so are you ready for another flash fiction challenge? Mystery Dawg, Gerald So and I have come up with a new one.

Here’s the idea: incorporate the following sentence into a flash story of around 750 words.

“With gas prices rising, their plans had to change.”

OR for those who prefer first person: "With gas prices rising, our plans had to change."

OR the bit ominous, "With gas prices rising, your plans had to change." (Thanks, Peter)

Anything you can do with that sentence as a part of your story is fair game. The line doesn’t have to be the central idea of the story. Or it can be. Whatever you want.

Mystery Dawg will post stories for those without blogs at Powder Burn Flash (

Gerald and I will post links to any blogs with stories on our blogs on June 15th.

If you think you’re in, let us know by commenting.

We’re looking at an end date of June 15th

Hope to see you then.


Steve Allan said...

I'm in.

r2 said...

Me too.

John McFetridge said...

Oh yeah, I'm in.

What a great idea.

Todd Mason said...

I accept your challenge, even if I am running on fumes. Thanks.

Josephine Damian said...

How about this sentence:

“With hiatus-mania rising, their plans to keep blogging have changed.”

Did you see Byron's blog today?
Seven days till my own hiatus starts.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great guys.

Anonymous said...

Me too! And bless Aldo for posting stories for those of us who don't have blogs.

pattinase (abbott) said...

He's a great guy alright. Thanks, Aldo!

pattinase (abbott) said...

He's a great guy alright. Thanks, Aldo!

John Weagly said...

Count me in.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great, John W.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Somehow I think the deservedly looked-down-on second-person point of view would lend a nicely ominious tone:

"With gas prices rising, your plans had to change."
Detectives Beyond Borders
“Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home”

pattinase (abbott) said...

Good idea, Peter.

Cormac Brown said...

I'm late, but in under the deadline.