This week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge was called Space Operatics. Space opera is a sub-genre of science fiction that has given us Star Trek, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, and many other wonderful stories. In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), Chuck gave us 1,500 words to use in interpreting “space opera” however we wanted to. As usual, I had to try and find a way to subvert the trope. I used all 1,500 words and think I found a new way to look at it. Please to enjoy and feel free to comment at the end. I’d love to know what you think.
The theme for this week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge is The Complications of Heroism. I decided to take a look at an aging superhero and see what happens to them as things change around them. I was inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, in which Bruce Wayne may or may not be too old to keep being Batman but keeps on going regardless. My scene is a little different from that story, but the spirit of the thing is there, I think. It’s exactly 1,000 words. I hope you like it. Please to enjoy and comment and let me know what you think.
This week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge is simply entitled Luck. In honor of Friday the 13th, Chuck said write a 1,000 word story about luck. Any type of luck. I had some trouble with this one. Everything I tried seemed stupid and trite. I finally just went with the unstupidest and untritest of them all, but I’m still not sure it’s all that great. Please to enjoy anyway, though. Maybe it’s better than I think it is.
Coming in just under the wire with this week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge. The theme this week is Stolen Titles (Stephen King Edition). Chuck gave us ten Stephen King book titles. Pick one and run with it for up to 1,000 words, preferably not in the horror genre. I picked The Colorado Kid. For some reason, that has always suggested a Western to me. So that’s what I did. I used exactly 1,000 words. Please to enjoy.
A little late this week with my Chuck Wendig story, but better late than never, as they say. This week’s Flash Fiction Challenge is New Life. Take the words “new life” and interpret as you will. I had some fun with this one. Please to enjoy and, as always, please feel free to comment afterward. It’s nice to get some encouragement from time to time.