I've always enjoyed writing short stories, so when I recently heard about the NYC Flash Fiction Challenge, I thought "Here's something I can have some fun with."
The premise behind the Flash Fiction Challenge is simple - each participant is assigned to a Group. That group is given a Genre of story to write, in a particular Setting, with a random element that must be included in the story. Oh, and the catch? You only have 1000 words to tell your story in.
Back in August, I participated in this challenge for the first time. My short story "Brothers in Arms" is a "ghost story that took place at a military training camp and included an outdoor grill." This past weekend, I was issued a new challenge: to write a romantic comedy which takes place in a chocolate shop with fried chicken.
To read my recent entries in the Flash Fiction Challenge, read them HERE.
Maude Stephany likes to weave stories out of everyday things, and everyday things out of stories.