Chuck Wendig: An Examination of Luck

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.

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Chuck Wendig: The Colorado Kid

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.

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Chuck Wendig: Genesis

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.

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Chuck Wendig: Alchemy

The Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge for this week is called The Magic Realism Bot’s Revenge. It’s an easy on: go to Twitter and look at @MagicRealismBot. Pick a tweet from their feed to use as the prompt for a story. I used this tweet:

Last year we did this same challenge and I wrote a story called The Wind That Wasn’t. Today’s story is connected to that one, sort of. In my headcanon “Alchemy” is a prequel to “TWTW”, taking place several generations earlier. Perhaps the alchemist is an ancestor of the Major. Decide for yourself. Please to enjoy, and as always, feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

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Chuck Wendig: Taking The Cup

OK, so I’m a little late with this week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge.  It’s okay, I guess.  It’s still on time.  Been a crazy week.  I wasn’t sure how this one was going to turn out, but I like what I came up with.  The theme is They Fight Crime (Amongst Other Things).  The instruction is to go here and get a character prompt then turn it into a story.  In theory, the characters in your prompt will be fighting crime in your story.  Mine turned out to be an origin story for a pair of crimefighters.  We had 1,000 words to play with, I spent 999.

My prompt was as follows:

“He’s a time-tossed sweet-toothed messiah on the edge. She’s a disco-crazy cigar-chomping hooker with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!”

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