Something to occupy your holiday leisure hours—a writing challenge. It’s one Jeren of itsallaboutnothing and I concocted between us. He wrote a haibun about flying termites which I told him could be the subject of a folk tale. We have challenged one another to write a folk tale based on Jeren’s poem which you can read here.
Don’t be put off by the termites, it’s the wings that are important, that the termites lose or discard in the night, and the dreamer too, perhaps.
If you’d like to join in, leave a link to your story either here, or on Jeren’s blog post. We’d love to read your ‘fake folk tales’.
31 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Challenge: Lost Wings”
It’s a fun challenge. I’m not sure if I’ll have the time–some many prompts swirling about in my head right now. 😉
I’m doing it right now, but fairy stories are long. You can’t rush them.
You know it’s so nice to see something happen spontaneously. It’s beautiful.
Wait for it to happen first! Good intentions…
Let’s see – a glass of wine, the stars, and the notion that this counts as that much-needed vacation… hmmm.
You found it 🙂 Have a go. I’ll post mine today.
Faster than the speed of catching up with comments…
Here ’tis! https://jillys2016.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/progeny-of-wings/
Reading comments this morning is like a speeded up film. You have written and posted a story while I’m still wittering on about this fairy story challenge…
I know that feeling, Jane! When I posted it, it occured to me that you and Jeren were fast asleep on different continents and wouldn’t see it until hours before my alarms clock this morning. 🙂
When I first started blogging I used to think people would be mortally offended because I hadn’t replied to comments straight away…because I was asleep.
This is not hugely flash, but you know that I get a bit wordy when I’m doing folk/fairy tales. It’s lovely to be doing a bit of fiction again. I’ve missed it. Thanks for the intriguing prompt, and the story of how it came about.
Thanks for joining in, Sarah 🙂 Folk tales are long, I know. Mine is too, so don’t worry about it. They don’t respond to the condensation of flash. There’s a story and it has to be told with all the repetitions and refrains of the old story-telling methods. Can’t get round that 🙂
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You know I can never resist wings…
Me neither 🙂
Hmm. . .I guess I did feathers instead of wings, but. . .here it is anyway. 🙂
I had quite a lot of feathers too 🙂
That’s true. 🙂
Simmered to a boil … here you go Jane…