It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for the July Flash Fiction Draw writing prompt. And clearly I’m leaving it until the very last minute this time, aren’t I? But better late than never, right? Besides, we’re grown-ass adults and we can make our own rules. So if I say, for instance, that we can have until next Tuesday instead of next Monday to finish our stories, that’s all fine and dandy, isn’t it?
All in favor? Motion carries. Moving on!
(As always, if you want to skip the preamble, you can click here and go right to the good stuff.)
In the spirit of making our own rules, I also came to a decision this month: if there’s anything I can’t stand more than listening to myself talk, it’s listening to myself talk and watching my face make all kinds of weird expressions. So, starting this month I’m ditching the videos. Hardly anyone watches them anyway. And I don’t blame you one bit.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s where we stand so far—the grayed-out boxes are the prompt elements we’ve already used:
|2||Science Fiction||Restaurant kitchen||Key|
|3||Fairy Tale||Studio apartment in a big city||Hairbrush|
|4||Horror||Auditorium||Length of rope|
|5||Mystery||Sewer||Pendant and necklace|
|6||Thriller||Highway tollbooth||Potted plant|
|7||Comedy||Farm field||Tablet computer|
|8||Fantasy||Pawn shop||Fountain pen|
|9||Ghost Story||Marsh||Decorative pillow|
|10||Suspense||Tulip field||Vacuum cleaner|
|J||Crime Caper||Trunk of a car||Bouquet of roses|
|Q||Action/Adventure||Toolshed / Utility closet||A stray sock|
|K||Historical Fiction||Shopping mall||Suitcase|
And here are the cards I drew this month:
Well, that’s certainly an interesting combination. But you know, I was hoping “comedy” and “trunk of a car” would come up together. Horror and car trunk just seems too on the nose, after all.
- a comedy,
- set in the trunk of a car,
- including a vacuum cleaner.
Drop a link to your story in the comments below, or send it by email, or leave me a tweet, and I’ll post all the links next week.
OK, I think I’ve already got my first line. Good luck!