September Writing Exercise: Disparage

writing exercise stretching-498256_960_720The minions and our overworked administrator are getting a well-deserved break for the month of September, so we figured you all might like to take this time to exercise your writing chops.

So, here’s a writing prompt for you; do as you wish – short story, flash fiction, poem, what have you. There is no deadline or word count restriction. Just write. (Comments are closed – write on your own.)

This week’s word: DISPARAGE

Use it however you’d like: as the title, in a sentence, or as inspiration. Ready, set, write!

John D. Ottini Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

John D. Ottini is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.) Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Gotham

chicago 1996 skyline flash fiction writing prompt copyright ksbrooks
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below. There will be no written prompt.


Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left.  The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

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September Writing Exercise: Altruistic

writing exercise stretching-498256_960_720The minions and our overworked administrator are getting a well-deserved break for the month of September, so we figured you all might like to take this time to exercise your writing chops.

So, here’s a writing prompt for you; do as you wish – short story, flash fiction, poem, what have you. There is no deadline or word count restriction. Just write. (Comments are closed – write on your own.)

This week’s word: ALTRUISTIC

Use it however you’d like: as the title, in a sentence, or as inspiration. Ready, set, write!