Welcome to Thursday 360!
Are you a Christian writer? Think you can write a mind-blowing short story in 360 words or less? Let’s see what you’ve got!
Here’s How it Works
New posts will publish here on Thursdays. Write a 360-word (or less) flash fiction story based on the photo prompt (featured near the bottom of this post) and enter it in the comments section below. The results will be posted the following Thursday along with the new prompt. Winner will get the opportunity to display the Champion’s Badge on their website.
Rules and What-not
The rules are pretty simple. All entries must be posted by midnight EST the following Monday. They must be original, unpublished stories inspired by the photo prompt and they must have no more than 360 words (title doesn’t count). Stories don’t have to be Christian in subject matter, but cannot contain foul language, erotic, anti-Christian content, etc… (Let’s try to keep it G-rated, folks.) By posting, you attest that your entry conforms to these rules; I am in no way liable if it doesn’t. I reserve the right to reject/delete anything that does not follow the rules.
All entries remain the property of their authors.
Results for Last Week’s Challenge
Firelight by Anna Johnson: The description in this story is so good. Some of the sentences are a bit long, but the prose flows with a heartfelt fluidity that moves the story along well. The narrative mingles nicely with the metaphorical contemplations of Josiah, paralleling the life of the flames to the intricacies and purposes of humanity and the men around him. Very good, Anna.
Love Can’t Let Go by Mary C. Findley: The tension starts right off in the beginning as Toby stands watching the brushfire, wishing for death while his little brother tries to save him. “Love can’t let go!” The phrase screams off the page with the intensity of a timeless truth and life-altering significance. I love that phrase; it’s alive with sincerity and soul. Thanks for sharing, Mary.
Childhood’s End by Jeremy Bullard: Great examples of sensory description infuse the narrative of the protagonist as he stands at the crossroads of Childhood’s End and the Door to the Future. The prose pulls in four different senses making the scene come alive. The rich description and subtle use of metaphor add good depth to the story. Good job, Jeremy.
You all did a good job last week and I look forward to seeing what you have to offer in upcoming challenges!
And now for the results…
Champion: Jeremy Bullard
Here’s your e-badge Jeremy!
And here’s the prompt for this week’s challenge.
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