Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of January 1: “Blast Off”

Happy New Year Everyone!
Hope you had a great fun ringing in 2018! If you are still awake, why not start the year off write with a one minute challenge?
“Blast off” is today’s prompt for the One Minute Fiction challenge. Get yourself ready, WRITE and participate directly on Lovely Curses!
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Happy New Year! Do you aspire to write more flash fiction in 2018?  Want to explore how quickly an idea sparks after looking at a picture, a word, a phrase–how quickly you can develop that idea into a complete story?

Well, do I have the perfect challenge for you! And it’ll only take a minute of your time!

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a complete micro-fiction piece in, you guessed it, one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided! Of course, you can come back to edit for grammar & spelling, but the story itself must be written in a minute.

Most of us spent the last minute of 2017 counting down as the clock ticked to 12:00AM, January 1, 2018. It made me think– What else do we count down for? Rocket launches! So while 2017 might have been a down year for some of us, let’s be lifted up by this week’s prompt…

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The Fun Of A Threesome #weekendcoffeeshare #amwriting #lyricalfictionfriday

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Now that I’ve got your attention about threesomes (which I will get to in a minute), I wanted to say THANK YOU to all those that have participating in and sharing my #LyricalFictionFriday Challenge . I truly appreciate your participation and totally enjoy reading YOUR fiction.

In addition to the “loose rules” listed on the #LyricalFictionFriday Challenge Page, please remember that:

  • Your participation can include creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, prose;
  • Your piece can be as long, short, paranormal, romantic, anything else that you want;
  • There are no word limits so no need to apologize for longer works;
  • Participate when the mood strikes you. Don’t stress yourself if you can’t participate every week;
  • If you don’t like the week’s lyric, you can choose an older one (just pingback to the correct post);
  • Feel free to “re-purpose” previous works of fiction if you can’t create a new piece – that is what I will continue doing for the next while; and
  • the upcoming lyrics are posted on the Page if you would like an advance peek; and that

I’m also continuing my partnership with two other lovely writers-bloggers to promote my challenge Lyrical Fiction Friday Reveal on Thursdays as I cross-promote their respective challenges on Mondays and Saturdays.

  • Nortina’s One Minute Fiction Challenge on Mondays at Lovely Curses where Nortina posts a prompt (word, phrase, photo) and your challenge is to write a piece a piece of fiction in one minute. I will admit to cheating over the past weeks by using the “minute” to find endings to some unfinished pieces but I promise to be good in 2018!
  • Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge Reveal on Saturdays at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time where Helen posts a “theme” on Saturdays and your job is to dig through your music collection and post your take on theme on your blog on Sundays.

Like I said, there is fun in a threesome because Nortina, Helen and I are providing you with three opportunities to participate and make new friends!

If you participate when I reblog Nortina and Helen’s posts on Mondays and Saturdays, please be sure to participate directly on their respective blogs so that other participants can see your post and comment!

Take moment now to check out their blogs and prepare to have some fun!

Cheers and enjoy the holiday weekend!

M xoxo

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of November 20

It’s that time again! #1MinFiction Monday!!! If you have one minute, you have time to join in! Comments will be turned off so please participate directly on Nortina’s blog!
M xoxo

Lovely Curses

Rise and shine! Time to get out your stop watches, exercise your typing fingers, and pick your brains for some quick creativity.

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a complete micro-fiction piece in, you guessed it, one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided! Of course, you can come back to edit for grammar & spelling, but the story itself must be written in a minute.

Your prompt may be a photo, or a word, or a sentence—whatever inspires me, and hopefully inspires you too.

This month, I’m partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa to bring you #1MinFiction and her Fiction Friday song lyric challenge, #MarquessaChallenge. So be sure to stop by her blog this Friday for more fun prompts (and to build an awesome playlist too! 😉 )

This Thursday is Thanksgiving! A time when we gather together with family and loved ones, express our…

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#WriterWednesday: #NaNoWrimo 2017!

I’m doing NaNoWrimo!

Though I formally signed up on their website, I won’t be “buddying up” this year. From past experience, I’ve never had time to really chat with “NaNoWriMo buddies” on the NaNoWriMo site so I’m taking that part of the pressure off of myself by being…anti-social.Yeah, I’m a party pooper who is still learning about being realistic about her limitations.

Last year I got to 30k words with a bad back but hopefully this year I will reach the 50k like my first time.

My plan is to draft the bones to “Living To Die” Part 2 and when I need a change of pace, short stories based on my characters Delaney and Ella.

Since I’ll be elbow deep in word counts and my #TribeTuesdayWPChallenge, my social media interactions with you will be limited this month but my #1MinFiction, #MarquessaChallenge and #SongLyricSunday posts will continue.

If you are participating in NanoWriMo, GOOD LUCK!

M xoxo

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It’s Karma Baby #LyricalFictionFriday #marquessachallenge

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Thanks to all who participated in the “Sorry Not Sorry” song lyric prompt:

Payback is a bad bitch…

Please enjoy the wonderful creations from my fellow writers and be sure to drop by their blogs to say hello!

Being Lydia’s “Sorry Not Sorry

K. Phoenix’s “The Greatest Comeback

The Write Web’s Dark Contract

YOUR link should be here too! Come on, participate this Friday!

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

All Rights Reserved ©2017 Marquessa Matthews

Participants from the “Sorry Not Sorry” prompt

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Time To Catch Your Breath #lyricalfictionfriday #marquessachallenge

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

 Thanks to all who participated in the “Missing You” song lyric prompt:

“Everytime I think of you, I always catch my breath.”

Please enjoy the wonderful creations from my fellow writers and be sure to drop by their blogs to say hello!

Catch My Breath

I Ain’t Missing You At All

After All These Years

I’ve Missed You

Kiss And Tell the Gorgon

YOUR link should be here too! Come on, participate this Friday!

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

All Rights Reserved ©2017 Marquessa Matthews

Participants from the “Missing You” prompt

 

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Reminder: A Lyrical Fiction Friday Challenge #marquessachallenge #fiction @storyadaymay

Are you up for the challenge? Of course you are!

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Tomorrow is the start of #FictionFriday (#MarquessaChallenge) where I’ll be posting a song lyric as a writing prompt for Fridays in September.

You can use the lyric I post, use another lyric from the song or create a piece that speaks the essence of the song. Flash fiction, regular fiction, poem, what you want to do is up to you!

You could even use the prompt in a fiction piece you are currently working on and take the opportunity for other readers to develop an interest in your work/blog.

Or if you already feature your own #FictionFriday, you could drop your link.

If you take the challenge, please pingback to the appropriate Friday post or drop your link in the comment box.

I know that you may be wondering why I am doing this so I’ll lay it out for you:

  1. For fun. I no longer have time to do blog hop/link drop events so I thought that this idea would be fun. If it doesn’t work, no harm, no fowl, right?
  2. Lyrics inspire a lot of my writing and I have never ever suffered from writer’s block. The lyrics this month are actually from a notebook with ideas I keep. If you are looking for ideas about what to write, maybe lyrics will inspire you too;
  3. Filling an empty Friday slot. I have an aversion to “empty” blog space and I’m tired of posting old fiction on Fridays so I’d like to spend time creating a few new short pieces;
  4. Exposure for you. I’m not sure how I gained the number of followers I currently have but I’m more than happy to offer you an opportunity to share your creations; and
  5. I would LOVE to read your fiction on Friday and over the weekend!

Again, here is an advance hint at the lyrics for the Fridays in September. I will also repost the lyrics and the video for the song on the appropriate day. If you know fellow writers who would enjoy this challenge, feel free to share!

September 1 – “Every time I think of you, I always catch my breath…”

September 8 – “Payback is a bad bitch…”

September 15 – “In your eyes, I’ve found the missing pieces…”

September 22 – “Don’t pick up the phone. You know that he’s only calling because he’s drunk and alone…”

September 29 – “I would get down on my knees I would do anything for you…” (I wanted to use the main chorus and title as the prompt itself but I chickened out – when I post the song, I think that you’ll see why! 🙂

P.S. For those of you looking for a daily writing challenge in September, sign up for Julie Duffy’s StoryADay Challenge starting tomorrow! Her site is also full of great resources and prompts.

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