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Writing Topic Tuesday — The Hunger Games Edition

This week’s Topic Tuesday launches this weekly feature on the Flash Writing site. This one is a reprint from Grist for the Muse from 6/21/2011, and shamelessly capitalizing on the release of the blockbuster film based on the best-selling book. Suzanne Collins’ book, The Hunger Games has enthralled audiences of all ages (myself included) and …

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Provocative Phrase Friday – Men always want… +11 other writing prompts

Provocative Phrases (Writing Prompts) for Friday, March 16th, 2012: Men always want… After 14 years… Your mother always… Now, about that… What’s that? I have it from touching you. Why not? Don’t miss your… Time to teach her a thing or two. It’s good for you. It doesn’t lose… Just because you don’t… Up until …

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Provocative Phrase Friday – This makes no sense +11 other writing prompts

Welcome to the first Provocative Phrase Friday on Flash Writing. These are the provocative writing prompts for Friday, March 9th, 2012: This makes no sense. It’s just boring… So you know everything… Don’t panic now… That’s my dad! Here’s to you, mom. Got a problem? 087/365 This makes no sense © by stuartpilbrow We want …

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5 Sources of Inspiration for Writing Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction can trace its legacy back thousands of years.  Why not tap into some of these traditions and create stories from them? Mythology Perhaps the oldest form of flash fiction is the myth. All cultures have some sort of myths that attempted to explain the world around them and the origins of things within …

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