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 23rd. They must be original, unpublished stories inspired by the photo prompt and they must have no more than 360 words (title doesn’t count).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
Perfect by Anna Johnson: Fear and doubt, faith and love, confront a young couple as they sit by the lake with an unopened envelope containing an ultrasound picture. This story is a celebration of faith and life and leaves us with the timeless takeaway, “Love will conquer all.” Another good entry, Anna.
I Need To Return This by Daleen Cowgar: A bold and creative entry inspired by the “six word novel” often attributed to Ernest Hemingway. This is a story of the events leading up to the return of an engagement ring. Forty-six words chock full of subtext. They say brevity is the soul of wit…but not everyone can accomplish wit in brevity. Well, it seems that Daleen Cowgar can. 🙂
Love, Actually by Jeremy Bullard: A man sits in the park people-watching and making observations about the couples there. Jeremy manages to slip some neatly crafted philosophical tidbits into this well-written story while representing generational culture, both past and present. Well done, Jeremy.
Now for the results…
Champion: Daleen Cowgar. (Your piece was the most creative and the one that most captured my interest.)
Congratulations, Daleen! Here’s your e-badge.
And now…(digital drumroll, please). Here’s the prompt for this week’s challenge.
Remember the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 23rd.
Also, remember to become a follower so you can get email notifications of results and new posts.
Check out Christian Flash Weekly after you’re done for another great contest to help you hone your short fiction skills.