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, April 6th. They must be original, unpublished stories inspired by the photo prompt and they must have no more than 360 words (title doesn’t count).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
Everyone Has a Story by John Mark Miller: A touching portrayal of the sorrow and forgotten life of a homeless man. I usually like happy endings, or at least the hope of one, but this was a well-written piece and the ending just added to its poignancy.
I am…. by Daleen Cowgar: A metaphorical interpretation of the attributes that should be part of a Christian’s life. The figurative depth and poetic repetition of this piece appealed to me.
Rover, The Faithful by Charles W. Short: The story of a dog used by God to enact His will on earth and save lives. A distinct take on the prompt with a unique perspective.
“Bad Weather” Christian by Real Momma Ramblings: The story of a man who has fallen away from his faith only to come back again when he needs the Lord’s help. A piece full of truth, exposing a problem all too common in our culture.
Champion: John Mark Miller
Congratulations! Here’s your e-badge, John.
And here’s a shout-out for Charles W. Short’s entry for last week’s challenge, Anna Mae’s Cover. This story didn’t get the recognition it deserved because I inadvertently left it in moderation.
And here’s the prompt for this week’s challenge.
Remember the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, April 6th.
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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.