- Write a story in future tense. Tell the reader what’s going to happen, an anticipation of the story to come.
- Write a haiku about a place. Now take it and expand it with an important meeting or goodbye taking place there.
- Write a piece that is a conversation and which only uses one syllable words.
- Write a piece that is the conversation’s setting, in which at least half the words are three syllables or more, and in which no sentence is shorter than ten words. Optional: Make it a description from the pov of one of the participants in the conversation, who has a secret they desperately want to keep from the other character.
- Write a piece telling a familiar story from the pov of a character who doesn’t usually get to speak, like the mother bear in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or the superhero nobody’s ever heard of.
Enjoy. Five more on Monday.
P.S. Want to read some flash fiction being written before anyone knew to call it that? Try James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time. Or for something more contemporary, Michael Swanwick’s Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures.