Microfiction challenge Far Far Away: the entries

Such a diversity of responses this week, given that the core was so well-defined—a painting with a very clear image, and a limiting theme for the story line. But although the central figure is the same, so many different stories have formed around him. I loved reading these, many of them worthy of the great folk legend tradition.

Sarah’s is a cautionary tale with a surprise ending.

Far far away – microfiction#10 for Jane Dougherty. | fmme writes poems


Lady Lee’s is a romantic story in a poem.

Microfiction challenge #10: Far far away – ladyleemanila


Shaun’s story is another cautionary tale, but with a different injunction to Sarah’s. Sarah warns against following dubious dreams, Shaun urges us to go for it. Both work as stories.

Far, Far Away: A MicroFiction – Clockwork Clouds


And Ken’s story is about what happens to you if you dither on the fence.

Farther Away | rivrvlogr


In Michael’s story, I’m wondering if the fact that the boy has to leave his stick outside the city before he can enter is significant. Perhaps a call to lay down our arms if we want to live in peace?

Microfiction challenge #10: Far far away | Morpethroad


Kat brings the boy into her ongoing saga with consummate ease. This story will be a novel before it’s over 🙂

Seasoning – Part 7 | like mercury colliding…


Kerfe has created a dance in pictures in response to the prompt—beautiful!



Leara’s story makes me think of Superman. It’s certainly the start of something epic.

The Golden City – LearaWrites


Merril’s story is a perfect fairy tale, tinged with a hint of sadness.

Far Away: Microfiction | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


The end of Phylor’s story took me by surprise. A familiar character returns and I was not expecting it at all.

JD’s Microfiction Challenge #10 far far away – Phylor’s Blog


Great stories (and poem) all. I hope you’ll look in tomorrow for another image prompt, and that it inspires some more tremendous writing.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “Microfiction challenge Far Far Away: the entries”

  1. I have had many inquiries on whether my story will continue. I don’t really want to write a longer story but if there is enough interest, I can post a challenge for others to complete the story. My story can be the prompt. Anyone interested in doing that? Thoughts?

    1. I know Sarah had a much longer story and trimmed it severely for this challenge. Mine could have had a much longer treatment too. Why not? It’s a good idea to have a common first chapter before branching off in our own directions. I’ll give it a go.

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