FLASH FICTION


Use the following line as inspiration for a fully plotted FLASH of 500 words or less. Leave out every superflous description and character movement that isn't vital to the plot. As unappealing as this may be to you poets and novelist, do it anyway since flash requires the tightest of tight writing. If you can't come up with an entire story of 500 words or less, create a less-completely-plotted vignette of at least 200 words.

"That's a dirty, rotten lie!" she (he) screramed.

This idea could apply to any genre. For example, what if a character pointed at someone in the street and started to scream that the guy was really a Martian?

Or, what if a wife accusses her husband with multiple infidelities, and he yells the words of the prompt?

Or, what if we have a heated courtroom scene in which a witness points to an innocent man and says he's murdered ten people with a chain saw?

Or, what about a teen with an over-active imagination who claims her male teacher lured her into his bedroom?

The world is full of dirty, rotten lies. At home, school, work, government, news broadcasts, advertisements, and so on. Pick your favorite and WRITE.





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