Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of June 4

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.

It’s June, it’s hot! People are already thinking about summer plans, summer bods not yet achieved. How do you plan to spend these sunny days? Baking under the sun? Lounging at the beach or by the pool? Cooking out because it’s too damn hot to be turning the oven on inside? Taking a day trip to the countryside? If you’re not sure yet, maybe this week’s #1MinFiction prompt will help you make a decision…

drop the top

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

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Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of May 28

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.

Happy Memorial Day, the unofficial first day of summer! Like most Americans, you’re probably standing over a hot grill, flipping some hamburgers and hot dogs, sipping an ice cold beer. Of course, if you’re on the east coast, your cookout probably got washed out by subtropical storm Alberto. But for those of you who aren’t gonna let a little rain ruin your day, this photo prompt is for you!

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of May 21

Hello! Is it still Monday? May I borrow a minute of your time 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.

Ever feel like the weekend totally escaped you? Yesterday morning, I woke up with a start. Thinking it was Monday, I rushed to get ready for work, only to pause in front of the bathroom mirror and say to myself, “Hmmm, this weekend was really short.” That’s because it was Sunday! Unfortunately, I don’t remember a thing that happened after. There went my weekend…

Well, at least we have Monday off next week. Maybe that’ll mean I can post your #1MinFiction prompt on time for once! For now, here is the prompt for this week…

wasted

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of May 14

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.

After an extremely long winter (thanks a lot, Mr. Groundhog) we seem to have skipped spring altogether and nosedived right into summer. Yesterday it was 90 degrees (Fahrenheit) in my city, and it’s only forecast to get hotter today. I hate to see how temperatures in July and August will look!

Of course, today’s prompt could be referring to the weather or someone’s boiling temper

be cool

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of May 7

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.

Getting acquainted with a new job, new digs, and a new city has made it extremely difficult to keep up with a regular blogging schedule, so please forgive me for missing #1MinFiction last week! If we had a prompt, it would have been something zombie related (since last Monday was the final day for the April A to Z Challenge). You could say today’s photo prompt is zombie-esque. I mean, the ripped shirt, the flash of nipple, the dying flowers…

Or maybe it’s just a stretch. You decide!

And if you want to read my “zombie apocalypse” inspired A to Z serial story, read it here, starting with A is for Accessory to Murder!

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of April 23

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.

The A to Z Challenge is here! Twenty-six posts from A to Z all April long! Are you participating?

Keeping with my own A to Z theme of revisiting old blog post tags to inspire new stories, here’s a prompt that can be innocent or terrifying or both at the same time…

the doll maker

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of April 16

Good afternoon! May I borrow a minute of your time 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.

OK, I know today is technically Tuesday. So since I missed a day (still working on getting back to a regular blogging schedule), how about I make today a special Tuesday Two-Minute Fiction prompt?

Yes, today you will have two minutes to write a story for the prompt inspired by my April A to Z Challenge theme. Today’s letter is “O.” Looking into my archive of “O” tags, I think I’ve found a tag that could produce some suspenseful tales. If anything, it’s a prompt Beyoncé and Jay-Z fans may enjoy 😉 …

on the run

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 two minute. (Use a stop watch to keep yourself honest. 😉 )
  • Post it to your blog and tag it #2MinFiction.
  • Link it back to this prompt post.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of April 9

Good evening! May I borrow a minute of your time 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.

Getting acquainted with a new job, new digs, and a new city has made it extremely difficult to keep up with a regular blogging schedule, so please forgive me if you’ve been waiting all day for the #1MinFiction prompt!

All April long, your #1MinFiction prompts will be based on my theme for the A to Z Challenge. Today’s letter is “H.” I have a tone of “haunted” tags that I’ve only used once, so it looks like today’s one-minute tale will be a ghost story. Fitting, since Friday the 13th is just four days away…

haunted bar

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of April 2

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.

The A to Z Challenge is here! Twenty-six posts from A to Z all April long! Are you participating? Do you have a theme, or are you “winging it” this year? Have you found any new blogs to follow yet? Are you already stumped for “B”?

Fear not, I have a theme for you! Based on my own theme of revisiting old blog post tags to inspire new stories, here’s a mysterious prompt that will have your conspiracy theory minds churning…

Bermuda Triangle

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of March 26

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.

If you’re a lover of college hoops, maybe you’ve been keeping up with all the madness. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from years of watching the NCAA tournament, it’s that there are always some upsets along the way, and a few of these upset teams make it pretty deep in the tournament. This year, one just may go all the way to the finish line. What do we all those upset teams?

Cinderella

Of course, you don’t have to write a story about basketball…or a classic ABC Family type “Cinderella story” either, but who doesn’t love a good fairytale, or sports tale, or fairytale about sports? 😉

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.

Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!