LitStack's Flash Fiction Challenge #3 … with guest photographer

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our second flash fiction challenge! So wonderful to have both new and returning writers in the last round, and what a great group of stories you all created (if you didn’t get a chance to check them out already, the links are re-posted below.)

Are you up for another adventure? If so, we have something very special in store for you: we’ve invited some photographer friends to provide our visual inspiration for the next few challenges. Our first guest photographer is Drew Hoffman, a college instructor and part-time photographer in Blacksburg, VA.

Use the photo to guide you in your story’s theme or setting, and let your imagination take you where it will. Post your story – 500 words or fewer –on your blog or tumblr or someplace you’d like the rest of us to visit. Drop a link in the comments here, and head off to visit other participants’ posts. We’ll include a roundup of entries with the next challenge. All are welcome, and it’s all friendly, so be bold and jump right on in.

Please note that permission to use the photo is limited to the flash fiction challenge and all rights remain with the photographer. If you repost the photo on your site, please include a photo credit.

Here’s your prompt … and have fun!


photo by Drew Hoffman


And if you didn’t get a chance to check out all the awesome entries from our last challenge…

A Tiny Man or a Giant Dryer  Thomas M. Duncan

My Turn  Michael (Innocents and Accidents, Hints and Allegations blog)

No Way Out Veronica Cook

The Infernal Humanity Tank  Madame Paradox

Viscera  Jenny O.

The Fixer  Lisa Emig

The Eye  Jennifer M. Kaufman


Many thanks again to Drew for sharing his wonderful photo. Happy writing!

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