Moira’s Microfiction Challenge

I’ll be posting (hopefully daily) stories. Make sure to subscribe with your email to have them sent straight to your inbox so you never miss one!

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Prompt #18

Write a story using this as a first line: “Follow me,” she whispered.

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Prompt #17

Write a story using this is a first line: a shrill cry echoed in the mist.

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Writing Opposite Genders: A Rant

To say “anyone can do it” because the genders are equally competent is wrong, and it minimizes the skill it takes for an author to pull off.

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Prompt #16

Write a story where something ordinary to your protagonist appears extraordinary to someone else.

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When “Borrowing” Ideas Goes Wrong

Now, I’m all for a literary heist. I borrow ideas all the time, from all over, but I make it a point not to stop once the idea has been borrowed. After all, coming up with a “new and different” idea isn’t the same as coming up with a good one.

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Prompt #15

Write a story where something ordinary to your protagonist appears extraordinary to someone else.

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How Writers Screw Up Tough Women

The amount of writers who unwittingly fall into this category drives me bananas. The worst part? A lot of it comes down to lazy and unimaginative writing.

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Love Delayed by Cynthia King

Our very first short story submission comes courtesy of Cynthia King from Upstate New York. She’s a reading, writing, mom of two (mostly) functioning adults with dreams of one day publishing a full-length novel. “Love Delayed” is a romance that takes place over 24 hours.

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Prompt #14

Write a love story that begins and ends over 24 hours.

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