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, April 20th. They must be original, unpublished stories inspired by the photo prompt and they must have no more than 360 words (title doesn’t count).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
Drinking in the Son Shine by Charles W. Short: A woman sick of the sin and despair of her life in the city, returns home and finds peace in the faith of her childhood. A story full of truth, hope, and beauty. Thanks, Charles.
Ready by John Mark Miller: The protagonist discovers that she (I’ll assume it’s a she because of the prompt) can communicate with aliens. The aliens want her to come with them and help them find the Savior. She decides to make the sacrifice and take the risk of leaving earth and going to help them. This story had a very creative take on the prompt. Aliens never crossed my mind while choosing the prompt photo. 🙂 So props for creativity, John.
Peace by Daleen Cowgar: The protagonist struggles with unkindness from others. She feels discouraged and overwhelmed until she relies on God for her strength and peace. So often in life we find ourselves facing difficult situations and begin to feel overwhelmed because we’re trying to figure them out ourselves. How much more peaceful our lives would be if we learned to rely on God more often than we do ourselves.
Champion: Charles W. Short
Here’s your e-badge, Charles. Congrats on two in a row.
And here’s the prompt for this week’s challenge.
Remember the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, April 20th.
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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.