Saturday, September 25, 2010

Patti Abbott's new FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: Jealousy

It's true. Patti Abbott, co-editor of the soon-to-be-released flash anthology Discount Noir, has issued the call for entrants in a new and innovative challenge. The theme this time is Jealousy (or Extreme Envy), and the stories will be written in a Round. If James M. Cain were still around, you know he'd be down with this.

Here's how it works: Patti will write the first 1000-word story, about a person who is jealous of someone else. The next writer will compose a tale about that someone else (the object of Patti's protagonist's envy), who is in turn jealous of another person. Each week a new writer will take up the gauntlet, based on a protagonist introduced in the previous week's story. Where will it all lead? Nobody knows, but it's sure to be a wild ride.

As of this posting, 11 folks have tossed hats into the ring. How about you? The fun starts Oct 5, and will run at least into December. To sign up or get more details, check out Patti's post (and comments) RIGHT HERE.


David Cranmer said...

A very intriguing idea.

David Barber said...

Yes, a great idea. I threw my hat into the ring. I just hope I can deliver something worth reading! :-)

Richard R. said...

I hope the last person brings it back to the original envy-er so it's a full circle. That would be really cool.

Evan Lewis said...

That's the plan, Rick. After the last writer has weighed in, Patti will write the final story, bringing it home to her original protagonist.