Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of January 22

Rise and shine! I know. You’re bummed that it’s Monday already. (Where did the weekend go?) But I’ve got a challenge to motivate you out of that warm bed and get your mind moving fast this early morning. 😉

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.

Do you follow Song Lyric Sunday on This Thing Call Life One Word At A Time? For the month of January, I’m taking a little inspiration from Helen’s lovely challenge. This Sunday’s theme was “comfort.” Since our last snowstorm, I’ve indulged in too much comfort food. This morning I stepped on the scale and nearly fainted! All my hard work wasted! Needless to say, I’m back on my diet. By the way, this week’s photo prompt has nothing to do with my inconsistent eating habits, but maybe someone in this photo is a little too comfortable…

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.

I’m also partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa 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!

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#1MinFiction: Reminders

I’ve ignored his calls for two weeks. But he’s persistent.

“I don’t want to lead him on.”

“But he’s such a nice guy.”

I don’t know what it is, but he reminds me of my ex, who was emotionally abusive, manipulative, who stalked me during and after the relationship, called me again and again, said I’d be stupid to end things with him, because he’s such a nice guy…

I turn off my phone.

—Nortina


Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a story in one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided. Last Monday’s prompt was a bit repetitive… again and again

 

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of January 15

Rise and shine! I know. You’re bummed that it’s Monday already. (Where did the weekend go?) But I’ve got a challenge to motivate you out of that warm bed, and to get your mind moving fast this early morning. 😉

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.

Do you follow Song Lyric Sunday on This Thing Call Life One Word At A Time? For the month of January, I’m taking a little inspiration from Helen’s lovely challenge. This Sunday’s theme was “natural disasters.” Whether the disaster is natural, personal, political, etc., they all have one thing in common. They leave you spinning. So, with that being said, here is your prompt…

whirlwind

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.

I’m also partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa 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!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of January 8

Rise and shine! I know, you’re bummed that it’s Monday already. (Where did the weekend go?) But I’ve got a challenge to motivate you out of that warm bed, and to get your minds moving fast this early morning. 😉

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.

Do you follow Song Lyric Sunday on This Thing Call Life One Word At A Time? For the month of January, I’m taking a little inspiration from Helen’s lovely challenge. This Sunday’s theme was “madness,” and a few years ago, I learned and interesting definition for “madness” or “crazy”: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So, with that being said, here is your prompt…

again and again

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.

I’m also partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa 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!

#1MinFiction: Sweet Dream

I blast off at the touch of his lips against mine, and wake up just as quickly, forgetting that none of it is real.

With a sigh, I reach for the pill bottle on the edge of my nightstand. It feels light in my hand. Empty.

How will I justify a refill on a 90-day prescription after just two weeks? I must go back to sleep.

—Nortina


Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a story in one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided. Monday’s prompt blasted you off into a new year, or in the case of this story, a sweet dream! 😉

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of January 1

Happy New Year! Do you aspire to write more flash fiction in 2018?  Want to explore how quickly an idea sparks after looking at a picture, a word, a phrase–how quickly you can develop that idea into a complete story?

Well, do I have the perfect challenge for you! And it’ll only take a minute of your time!

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.

Most of us spent the last minute of 2017 counting down as the clock ticked to 12:00AM, January 1, 2018. It made me think– What else do we count down for? Rocket launches! So while 2017 might have been a down year for some of us, let’s be lifted up by this week’s prompt…

Blast off!

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.

I’m partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa 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! 😉 )

And that’s it! Let’s get writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

#1MinFiction: Where are you, Christmas?

They thought they heard Santa Claus, never left their rooms as I packed all the presents into bins for the shelter and put them in the trunk of my car.

Now my husband glares at me like I’m the Grinch that stole Christmas, but even the Grinch learned that the joy of this holiday doesn’t originate from a store.

“Come on kids, get your coats. We’re going caroling.” I will show them the true meaning.

—Nortina


Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a story in one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided, but it looks like Grinch-mom stole all the presents from Monday’s Christmas-themed photo prompt! Guess she wants us to know it’s not all about the gifts too. 😉

 

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of December 25

Merry Christmas! Do you have time between unwrapping presents for a quick flash fiction exercise?

Time is of the essence, and I’m only asking for one minute!

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.

Your prompt may be a photo, or a word, or a sentence—whatever inspires me, and hopefully inspires you too.

This month, I’m partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa 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! 😉 )

For some people, Christmas is all about . . . PRESENTS! As much as I’d loved to rant about the subject, I’ll save you from the sermon and give you this week’s photo prompt…

By the way, I’ll be posting my responses to the One-Minute Fiction prompts on Sundays now! So the story inspired by the above photo will go up on 12/31. This way makes it easier on my blogging schedule, which often gets crowded on Mondays. Besides, I love reading your stories first!

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.

And that’s it! Let’s get to writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!

#1MinFiction: A stranger walks into a bar…

It’s been written before…

Stranger to town walks into a bar in the middle of a blizzard, shaking snow off her shoulders. She locks eyes with the man playing pool by himself.

“You look like you could use a drink.” He offers her an extra cue stick, nods over to the keep wiping glasses.

His breath smells of just what she’ll have. She leans into his neck. “Let it snow.”

—Nortina


Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a story in one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided. Monday’s Christmas-themed prompt comes from a song we all know and love: Let it snow!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of December 18

Rise and shine! Time to get out your stop watches, exercise your typing fingers, and pick your brains for some quick creativity.

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.

Your prompt may be a photo, or a word, or a sentence—whatever inspires me, and hopefully inspires you too.

This month, I’m partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa 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! 😉 )

Christmas is just a week away! Despite this, a lot of us are feeling very “bah humbug.” Maybe a few flakes will change that? I’m always dreaming of a white Christmas, but this week’s prompt is another favorite Christmas song…

Let it snow!

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.

And that’s it! Let’s get to writing, shall we? And…

Ready . . .

Set . . .

Write!