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NEW PROMPT! #tenwords

November 30, 2018


Writing flash fiction is no easy task, and shortening the amount of words only adds to the difficulty level.  Today we present a challenge: writing a significant story in no more or less than ten words.
The prompt for this word count is Smoke.  The word MUST appear somewhere in your ten words, whether as an analogy, description, or centerpiece for your story.

Some things to consider when writing under a very limited amount of words:
-Aspect.  It is difficult, to say the least, to sketch an entire plot in ten words.  No novel can fit in one sentence.  For this reason, it is wiser to pursue a story that focuses on a single aspect, such as character or theme.  Instead of attempting to fit an entire arc into your word count, try to use your ten words to describe a particular idea.
-Impact.  It's best if you give the audience chills.  Instead of blunt phrasing, try a more subtle approach, so that the reader has to pick up on an underlying message.  For example, instead of saying "She was in love with him," say "She drank in his every word."  Your ten words will appear to be more significant and brilliant if you don't state your theme.
-Description.  Use your words carefully!  Make sure you're putting in just the right phrase for the job.  If you use an adjective or adverb, strengthen it so that the meaning is intensified.
-Rhythm.  It goes hand-in-hand with description.  Perhaps try reading your sentence aloud.  Make sure that everything sounds right, and that the sounds flow correctly.

Include the hashtag #tenwords in your piece.  Notify us in the comments if you have posted.  We will read/comment/like every piece under this prompt, and if we get enough entries we might make a compilation in a few days.

Happy writing!


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  • Johanna

    over 1 year ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    I've written one titled "#tenwords"

    over 1 year ago
  • nevaredhp

    over 1 year ago
  • Riley Noel

    Here is my piece!

    over 1 year ago
  • Ashleigh2403
    I did this and it gave me an idea and I may be writing a longer piece based on this. thanks for posting it

    over 1 year ago
  • AbigailSauble
    Done. :)

    over 1 year ago
  • korra4life

    Just published it!

    over 1 year ago
  • Quille

    Oops! I have to re-write! It should be back in five seconds or so :DD

    over 1 year ago
  • Quille

    Published one :) This was a great prompt; you guys keep up the awesome work with this club! :DD

    over 1 year ago
  • fatpanda

    over 1 year ago
  • Lee Fudge

    I did this.

    over 1 year ago
  • Opal Drop

    Here's my piece

    over 1 year ago
  • Joiei

    Just published my entry

    over 1 year ago
  • Corner Writing Club

    @AminahMcBina Absolutely! You can publish under our prompts multiple times if you like, just make sure to notify us if you want us to read it.

    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    Oh wait! i forgot to add the word 'smoke' can I republish?

    over 1 year ago
  • Anha

    Oof, word counts kill.

    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    This was fun! Here's my piece:

    over 1 year ago
  • Dummie

    This was cool! I did a few, but each one on its own is ten words. Piece can be found here:

    over 1 year ago
  • R.j.Elsewhere


    over 1 year ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Here’s my piece! You were right about it being harder than it sounds!

    over 1 year ago