Today’s prompt comes from Windy Lynn Harris, author of Writing & Selling Short Stories and Personal Essays
Windy has kindly agreed to give away 2 copies of her book to us! See below for the giveaway details.
But first, here’s your prompt:
A LIST EXERCISE
Flash fiction stories are less than 1000 words.
Many are much shorter than that.
Flash invites you to be creative with form.
Today, your task is to make a list. A literary list, that is.
Grocery lists, to-do lists, or goals lists written with the effect of showing a person’s life, their struggles, their failures, etc, are terrific pieces of flash. They test the reader’s inferential powers.
Your challenge: Provide a list of items from a luxurious bedroom, a garage, or a refrigerator.
Use specific concrete details. Reveal a sketch of a person’s life through these items. Imply something.
Leave a comment below, to let us know how you got on and also, to be entered to win [1.No purchase necessary, void where prohibited and all that good stuff.] one of two copies of Windy’s fabulous book
(which I genuinely think is the gold standard handbook right now for this space). And keep writing until Sept 15 when I’ll offer one more copy as a second giveaway.