Flash Fiction Draw for April 2021

Well, this one’s a doozy.

(If you want to skip the song and dance, click here to go right to the prompt.)

I feel like I might have said that last month, too. But that’s the nature of these Flash Fiction Draw writing prompts: they’re as random as the categories I picked for them in the first place.

Here’s the story (or stories) so far. The items that have already been used for previous prompts are grayed out:

Card drawnGenreSettingObject
1RomanceSpaceshipRay gun
2Science FictionRestaurant kitchenKey
3Fairy TaleStudio apartment in a big cityHairbrush
4HorrorAuditoriumLength of rope
5MysterySewerPendant and necklace
6ThrillerHighway tollboothPotted plant
7ComedyFarm fieldTablet computer
8FantasyPawn shopFountain pen
9Ghost StoryMarshDecorative pillow
10SuspenseTulip fieldVacuum cleaner
JCrime CaperTrunk of a carBouquet of roses
QAction/AdventureToolshed / Utility closetA stray sock
KHistorical FictionShopping mallSuitcase

And the prompt:

For the TL;DR crowd, that’s:

  • an action/adventure…
  • in a restaurant kitchen…
  • with a stray sock.

(Yes, really.)

So, your mission, if you choose to accept it: write a 1,000-word (max) flash fiction piece and post it online by Monday, April 12, and let me know! Drop a link in the comments below, send me an email, tweet it at me—you can try telepathy, but lots of people will tell you I’m not very sensitive. (You see what I did there, of course, because you probably are sensitive.)