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 for the current challenge must be posted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 16th. They must be original, unpublished stories inspired by the photo prompt and they must have no more than 360 words (title doesn’t count).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
Crosshairs by Jeremy Bullard: The story starts out making me think one thing and then, as it nears the end, I have the enjoyable realization of discovering that the “snipers” are all really part of a flash-mob engagement plot. One thing I might suggest is typing the story first in Microsoft Word and then copy-and-pasting it into the comment to avoid some of the orthographic issues that popped up in the story. Other than that, good work, Jeremy, on creating an interesting story with an entertaining twist.
The Backpack by Daleen Cowgar: A story of a girl who risks her life to serve the Lord. The story does a good job of grabbing your interest within the first three sentences. Since you had fifty-nine words left to work with, you could have added some description to help the story come alive a little bit more, but it’s still a good story that does a nice job of holding your interest. Good job, Daleen. I’m glad to have you joining the Thursday 360 community.
Let God by Anna Johnson: The description and sensory details that start off the story are great. The subtext adds interest. I wish the blonde had been given a name and there’s one instance where Mike’s name is Mark, but those are really just minor details. It was a good, well-written story. Great work, Anna.
Now for the results…
Champion: Anna Johnson
Here’s your e-badge Anna. Congratulations on another win!
Here’s the prompt for this week’s challenge in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Remember the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 16th.
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Check out Christian Flash Weekly after you’re done for another great contest to help you hone your short fiction skills.