Friday Flash Fiction Challenge! Win A Valuable Prize! Probably!

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Yes, it’s time to start doing our Friday writing challenges again! Today’s is simple because I know you’re rusty.


Complete the following sentence.

The most important thing about writing a book is…

That’s it.

That’s the challenge.

That might be harder than it looks, but there probably are no wrong answers. So, now that you know we’re gonna start doing these, how about a SECOND writing challenge to kick it off?

I really want answers to the first question, but here’s a second challenge.

Write a limerick using one of the words or phrases from the following list.

If you can’t remember what a limerick is, you are at a distinct disadvantage.

There one was a man from Nantucket…

Oops. Well, we better not go there.

How about… Oh, there’s a clean version. Thank you, internet!

“There once was a man from Nantucket

Who kept all his cash in a bucket.

But his daughter, named Nan,

Ran away with a man,

And as for the bucket, Nantucket.”

Get the idea? Remember these? Okay. Using the limerick format, write your entry and post it below.

TheNavigatorsFinalHere are your word/phrase choices. Use one of the following words or phrases in your limerick:

  • Time travel
  • University
  • Barry
  • Brilliant flash
  • Missy
  • Paleontology
  • Mr. Mills
  • Diggers
  • Findlay
  • Rocks
  • Mine
  • Kiss
  • Run
  • Motel 6
  • pickup truck
  • tiger
  • mammoth
  • lawyer

Yep, that’s right, all of the words relate to my new novel The Navigators. Why not? I need the publicity. (The Navigators $2.99, FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Click HERE to get your copy!)

ONE participant will be selected at random to receive a FREE eBook of their choice from my many books on Amazon.

ALL participants will be entered in a random drawing for a FREE paperback of The Navigators whenever I get that done. Soon. probably.

You can’t lose!

Have at it!

And we’ll see you next week for another exciting Flash Fiction Challenge! (A REAL one. Honest.)

Oh, and for reading this far, check my Amazon author page for special deals on my books over the next four weeks. I will have free books and discounted books available almost every day for the next 30 days. Because I love you. Yes, you can tell your friends. About the deals, not that I love you. That would just sound silly. I may not remember to mention it anywhere else, but if you follow me on Amazon it’ll notify you of the deals when they happen. Probably.

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Dan Alatorre is the author of several bestsellers and the amazingly great sci fi action thriller “The Navigators.” Click HERE to get your copy of The Navigators – FREE on Kindle Unlimited!


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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

26 thoughts on “Friday Flash Fiction Challenge! Win A Valuable Prize! Probably!

  1. The most important thing about writing a book is…

    Dan challenged us thus the other day
    provide a quick answer, however we may
    I sat and I pondered
    Thinking of books that were honored
    And decided any answer at all is okay.

  2. The most important thing about writing a book is…

    When given the question I try,
    To give the right answer but why?
    With simple time travel
    My answers unravel
    And I’m able to change my reply.

          1. I always write rhyming poems, I am keen.
            To be the recognised as the rhyming queen.
            I have so many in head
            That I never go to bed
            I’m a sad and sore sight to be seen. :p

  3. This was fun, Dan. Hope I’m not too late to try and get in on winning a copy of The Navigators. 🙂

    Consumed by Syllables

    If ever a disease there’s to want
    it’s the one where words run as a fount.
    Cacoethes scribendi
    might be quite trendy,
    but it’s left my wallet quite gaunt!

    (I just barely found a way to work a Navigators word in there. Whew!)

  4. I used to think you were cool.
    And now I think your a fool.
    Your teeth are all yellow,
    You’re a miserable fellow.
    I’m tired of watching you drool.

    (You as in anyone lol)


    Sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot. Can’t tell on my phone.

        1. Actually, ‘you’ as in anyone is kinda rash. It should be ‘you’ as in anyone I’ve ever dated.

          And I still write your for you’re. Lol. Some things never change.

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