Flash Fiction Challenge: Write A Story Based On LAST Week’s Opening Sentence!

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Remember last week when we said write an opening sentence?

This week, we write a story based on that sentence.

Or based on a few I liked.

So, congratulations, here are your winners!

Pick one!


  1. She deserved it.

Contributed by J. A. Allen http://jaallen.wordpress.com/


  1. Every day felt longer than the one that came before.

Contributed by Tess M. Garfield http://tessmgarfield.wordpress.com/


  1. When an eight-year-old flips you off on your way to work, you know the day’s gonna be special.

Contributed by Allison Maruska http://allisonmaruska.wordpress.com


  1. My eyes are red spheres squinting at a slippery ribbon of highway through streams of rain that slip around the wipers and drift into my periphery; they are a metronome swinging from the rear view mirror to the road ahead.

Contributed by Heartafire https://aheartafire.wordpress.com/


  1. Watch as she sits on the couch working on her laptop, one hand occasionally petting the sleeping dog next to her.

Contributed by tahenryauthoress http://tahenryauthoress.wordpress.com/


  1. Marla pounded on the delete key, staring once again at a blank screen. Cursing, she dug deeper into her empty head for the words that would save her father.

Contributed by Joy Pixley http://talesofeneana.wordpress.com/


  1. Do you know how much I love you, although I’m sure you just gave me herpes.

Contributed by Suzanne


  1. On a normal day, I relished that first taste of coffee and sank into the warmth filling my chest.

Contributed by Allison Maruska http://allisonmaruska.wordpress.com


  1. That’s right little sheep, line up and take the sacrament, along with the special ingredient I added this week.

Contributed by coldhandboyack http://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/


  1. I love you, although I’m pretty sure I just gave you herpes.

Contributed by Suzanne


  1. The footstep, just the one, the other matching hers, begun.

Contributed by EDC Writing http://edcwriting.com/


  1. There was never anything halfway about Detective Hansen, so it was rather disconcerting to find the upper half of his body lying in the alley, his bottom half nowhere in sight.

Contributed by L.C. Rooney


  1. The three of us stood over him, but the syringe with the lethal dose of Morphine was in my hand.

Contributed by Annette


  1. This was the same place again without knowing how he ends up here.

Contributed by Pan http://ontheroadcooking.wordpress.com/


  1. The footsteps stopped an echo after hers, not for the first time that night, she wished she had just taken the bus.

Contributed by adeleulnais http://firefly465.wordpress.com/


  1. Endless weeks of denial left Leona battling to overcome her feelings, leaving her confused, guilty and no closer to admitting her true feelings for Gary.

Contributed by Tess M. Garfield http://tessmgarfield.wordpress.com/


  1. Violence has a certain charm to it.

Contributed by R. Todd http://psibrone.wordpress.com/


  1. Their love was impossible; not only was he way out of her league (a king), but he was living over five hundred years in the past.

Contributed by jrlarner http://jrlarner.wordpress.com/

Aren’t they great?

Okay, you may now commence writing up to 1,000 words on said sentence and the direction it leads you.

Try to stay away from objectionable places, but other than that, go crazy. Use that hook and make sure the ideas that pop into your head are compelling enough to get 1000 more words to follow right along after it and the reader just can’t stop… you know, reading. I honestly can’t decide of this is harder or easier than I thought it would be. Guess that’s up to you.

You must complete this task by Friday noon one week from now or the Karma gods will rain havoc down upon you.

You know the drill:

  1. Write a story up to 1000 words based on one of the opening sentences above.
  2. Post your story below in the comments with a link to your blog where
  3. You also post it on you blog (No blog? Just copy paste the whole thing here.)
  4. And mention what the heck this is so people don’t think you’ve gone schizo
  5. Read and comment on OTHER people’s entries. That makes it fun. Allegedly.
  6. You have one week. Noon Friday a week from this posting date (sunny, warm Tampa, Florida, USA time.

That’s it! Get started!

23 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Challenge: Write A Story Based On LAST Week’s Opening Sentence!

  1. Here’s mine, based on ‘Violence has a certain charm to it’

    Violence, as shocking as it can be, holds a certain charm for me. Most especially when I face the scum of our city. Those that think they are above the law, those that prey on the weak and confused and afraid.
    I have learned that to wait for law-abiding justice is to give the lawless time. Time to live, to appeal, to believe they do not have blackened husks for souls.
    So I no longer wait. While I play my part in the light of day, nodding over court transcriptions, at night, I watch over the darkened city. I watch the evil among you. I make sure the old lady gets on the bus safely. I take out the guy who has silently broken that lock, just before he climbs into the house where a single mother and child sleep. I interrupt the conversation between the man and the child he is attempting to lure away with his dog.

    Someone who broke into a Mom & Pop store to steal food so their kids can eat the next day do not deserve justice, but help. I do not tell the police about them. And when they wake up the next day to find an envelope with a couple hundred dollars in it, that is how things should be. When the sun rises, the police find a few particular practitioners of evil waiting for them, bound and angry. Some seem to have met with violence along the way, and I’m fine with that. Some never see the light of another day. Some do not deserve that gift. That special brand of justice is reserved for the darker souls, the ones who would hurt children or animals, or little old ladies afraid of their own shadows.
    Yes, violence is charming, quick and leaves no room for argument. And if a child molester happens to slip in a puddle and fall on a knife?
    Another child safe, thousands of dollars saved the justice system.
    So stop staring at his body, and hurry on home to your warm bed. You can thank me later.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Right off the bat I see like 5 I’d like to turn into stories right now. The whole batch is great. This will be tough to do because there are so many good choices!

    You guys did a great job with this. Thank you!

    Now write some stories!

    Liked by 1 person

    • You sneaky devil.. I clicked the 100 word story first.. Thinking you posted another story with closer to 1000 words in this link, I saw that story again.. Twice traumatized 😣

      Great job on the story 👍

      Liked by 1 person

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