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Some Summer Setting Inspiration

I’m in an unshakably good mood this morning! I’m toasting the Boy Who Lived and getting ready for my own birthday tomorrow. After a lovely morning run in the rain I realized I hadn’t really posted much the last week or so. I’m very caught up in a contest right now and working on a […]

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Fan Fic For Fun Short Fiction Writing Challenges

July 20, 2016 ~ JF

“Write a page long exchange between two very different people; no setting. Write only what they say, no setting, internal thinking, descriptions or actions.” A little shipper fan fic for you today – totally sfw “Penny…Penny…Penny…” “Sheldon! It’s three o’clock in the morning!” “Oh, good! You’re using the clock I got for you! I was afraid […]

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Poetry Writing Challenges

July 18, 2016 ~ JF

“Write a free form poem about the formula for happiness.” Formula for Happiness You want to know how to be happy, do you? A seeker, huh? Pursuer of that golden blessed state we all crave. This isn’t going to be easy for you to hear, so I’m giving you a chance to walk away. No? […]

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Writing Challenges

July 16, 2016 ~ JF

“Pretend you are sitting in a park. Write an “ode” (poetry or prose) to a person that might pass your bench. Begin the ode with the line, ‘I noticed you were in a hurry…’” Ode to a Breastfeeding Mother I noticed you were in a hurry. Of course you were; you have so many demands […]

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Short Fiction Writing Challenges

July 15, 2016 ~ JF

“Look up the lyrics to your least favorite song. Fine the absolute worst line, then write a story and have one of your characters say that line out loud.” “I can’t even believe we’re having this discussion. It’s privilege plain and simple.” “No, I’m just saying…” “Dude, you don’t get to just say. You don’t […]

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Poetry Writing Challenges

July 13, 2016 ~ JF

“Look directly to your left. Use the first inanimate object you see as a metaphor for an abstract idea. Continue the metaphor for 150 words (poetry or prose)”  

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Writing Challenges

July 12, 2016 ~ JF

I’m sorry to have flaked on this one guys. I did write something, but it sparked an idea that I can’t let go of for a writing challenge. What I can tell you is the prompt was: Using a random word generator, generate one of every part of speech. Write a story/poem/free write using all […]

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Writing Challenges

July 11, 2016 ~ JF

“Write a list of 15 songs (like a mix tape) that you would use to tell someone you hate them. None of the songs can have “hate” or “you” in the title. Include links to each of the songs so people can listen to them.” A Playlist for That Special Someone Ugly – The Violent […]

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Poetry Writing Challenges

July 10, 2016 ~ JF

“Write a short rhyming poem inspired by the last novel you read.” All apologies. I suck at poetry. That’s sort of my husband’s wheelhouse. Besides, the main character of the last novel I read (re-read, let’s be honest) hates poetry. But here goes.   Hair the color of the heart of flame, Passion for knowledge, […]

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Short Fiction Writing Challenges

July 9, 2016 ~ JF

“Think of a word. Search it on Google Images. Write something inspired by the 7th image.” Plateau She could hear the drone hovering, not that far overhead, so she knew the cameras were watching. Why had she agreed to this? Sure, if they won it would pay for the wedding, the honeymoon, hell, the everything, […]