Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of February 12

Rise and shine! May I borrow a minute of your morning for a quick flash fiction challenge? How quickly does an idea spark and develop into a story when you only have a picture, a word, or a phrase…and one minute to write?

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a complete micro-fiction piece in, you guessed it, one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided! Of course, you can come back to edit for grammar & spelling, but the story itself must be written in a minute.

Hello, February! Ah, so many great things happen in February—the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Black History Month, Black Poetry Writing Month…

I’ve been inspired by my Black Poetry Writing Month challenge to give you some BlaPoWriMo-themed prompts for #1MinFiction. Are you ready? Let’s get started.

This week’s BlaPoWriMo theme is the Harlem Renaissance, a time when blacks exploded onto the scene with great literature, art, and music, including jazz. One the main characteristics of jazz music inspired this poem, and it also inspired your prompt for the week…

improv

*Technically speaking, #1MinFiction is already a form of improvisation, so this shouldn’t be hard right?…

Now it’s time for the rules. I don’t have many, because we all know rules are no fun, but here are the basic logistics for each challenge:

  • Write your story in one minute. (Use a stop watch to keep yourself honest. 😉 )
  • Post it to your blog and tag it #1MinFiction.
  • Link it back to this prompt post.

If you’d like to join BlaPoWriMo, click here for challenge details.

I’m partnering with Marquessa at The Next Chapter to bring you #1MinFiction and her challenge, #LyricalFictionFriday. Be sure to stop by her blog this Friday for more fun prompts (and to build an awesome playlist too! 😉 )

Now, let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

*mammy – a black woman who worked as a nanny/housekeeper for a white family, often nursing the family’s children

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