A Just-For-Fun Article Challenge

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 months ago

    Hi folks!

    For anyone interested, for the fun of it, write a short (flash fiction) type of story, in which the following sentence must appear at some point:

    "Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds."

    Have fun!
    Post links to finished pieces here. (adding spaces, if need be, to keep them from being 'snipped.')

    1. Pamela Nichols profile image85
      Pamela Nicholsposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds. Think, she thought... Think! There's got to be a way out of this. There's got to be something I can do!

      Then like a lightning bolt, it hit her. Why hadn't she thought of this before? Analisa's scowl had suddenly transformed into a grim line of determination. She knew now what must be done. So just like that, with task in mind, Analisa set off to do what had to be done...

      1. always exploring profile image85
        always exploringposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds.When it began to rain, she didn't move. Where could she go? Blindness was a thorn in her side since birth. Her father promised to return in a few minutes, and it had been over an hour. Supposedly he went to the corner to purchase a daily paper. He had been acting strange and nervous.

        1. bravewarrior profile image94
          bravewarriorposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Ruby, I'd love to see you expound on Analisa's dilemma. Have you thought about posting a hub in answer to Liz's challenge?

          1. always exploring profile image85
            always exploringposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            I will see if my muse is willing?

            1. MizBejabbers profile image90
              MizBejabbersposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              Bravewarrior wrote a great flash fiction hub based on your challenge. I think you will enjoy hers, too. I just realize I should have posted this comment under her comment. But I read her FF and commented on her hub. Good stuff.

        2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
          DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Nicely done, always exploring!  What suspense! Is there more to come?
          Thanks for participating. wink

          1. MizBejabbers profile image90
            MizBejabbersposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            "Is there more to come?"

            I hope so. It set me on edge.

          2. always exploring profile image85
            always exploringposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            I wrote a piece on your challenge and mentioned your name in the title Ms Lizzy. I hope you like it, and thanks for the challenge.

            1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
              DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              Nicely done!  I like it.  Thanks so much for playing along! wink

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Good job, Pamela!  What had to be done?  Do tell.   wink
        Thanks for participating.

    2. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Liz, I'm working on answering your challenge. However, I've never before written flash fiction (fiction, yes, but not of the flash flavor). What is the word count for flash fiction?

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Not actually sure about an exact word count, but I would say a short story that has the traditional elements of an opening, middle (suspense, dilemma, or other issue for the characters), and a final resolution, taking place in probably not more than two normal typed pages.
        Look at my story,  "Maddie's Family Reunion " for a suggested length.

      2. bravewarrior profile image94
        bravewarriorposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Liz, I just posted. I've never written flash fiction, but love rising to a challenge. BTW, yours is the first I've taken on in quite a while. Thank you!

        Here's the link:https://hubpages.com/literature/Amber-Alert-a-Flash-Fiction-Challenge

        P.S. I think it's okay to post links in the forums, just not in comments on individual hubs. At least, I hop!

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
          DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          In my experience, links in forums (except for the ones asking for help) are usually snipped; links in comments are not.  At least, they never used to be.  I don't know about now, under all the new changes.
          Used to be, if an author didn't want a link in a comment, they had the option to just deny the whole comment, but no editing to snip a link was ever possible.

      3. MizBejabbers profile image90
        MizBejabbersposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        For FF the word count can be as high as 1,000 words, I understand, but most of the better ones are less than 800, but that's just my opinion. They can be as short as one wants. I think my last one was about 300 words.

        1. bravewarrior profile image94
          bravewarriorposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, MizB. Mine's under 300, I think.

    3. shanmarie profile image86
      shanmarieposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I started writing for your hub challenge here, but then I received a prompt for a writing contest that has cash prizes for winners. And, well, the story I was writing for this prompt easily morphed into something that fit that writing prompt. Now I can't publish it here on HP because the entries for that contest will post to that site's website as soon as the contest closes. Thanks again for the inspiration. smile

    4. shanmarie profile image86
      shanmarieposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      I ended up being able to post my story here on HP after all. I've included a link to this forum thread. Thanks again. smile

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Analisas-Twist-of-Fate

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Great!  I like it.  Left you a comment on your site.

    5. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 3 months agoin reply to this
      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for playing!  wink

    6. crazymom3 profile image80
      crazymom3posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Here is mine. Thank you for the prompt. It's been fun.
      https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Vanished

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Well done!

  2. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 3 months ago

    Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds. That morning she and her mother had words, and she stalked out of the house before her mother had the chance to pull out the car to take her to school. She had wandered aimlessly for hours and then sat down on the bench to rest. To let her anger cool off. But the hours had flown by and she had not made it to school at all that day.

    Rain was starting to fall, and Analisa had no umbrella or raincoat. Luckily she'd forgotten her books. She was going to get soaked. A car drove by. She recognized her mother driving in the direction of the school to pick her up. Well, she wasn’t there. She stood up. She may as well get started on her wet walk back home. Nothing like a little rain to cool her off.

    1. always exploring profile image85
      always exploringposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      This is great. I want more!

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Good job, MizB!  I like it. wink

  3. Mark O Richardson profile image74
    Mark O Richardsonposted 3 months ago

    Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds.
    A creature materialized in front of her.
    Analisa decided to run.
    "All is lost!" she thought.
    The demon possessed her body. The demon was a bounty-hunter that captured evil men.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      :-O  Oh, dear!  The demon misread her gender! LOL  Interesting twist!  Thanks for playing!

    2. Mark O Richardson profile image74
      Mark O Richardsonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      I meant that the girl became the bounty hunter that would then hunt down evil men, not possess them!  smile

  4. profile image61
    LyleSmithd1posted 3 months ago

    Nicely Done! This was great...

  5. Doneta Wrate profile image90
    Doneta Wrateposted 3 months ago

    Maybe Analisa was a transgender.  That would explain the demons mix up

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      big_smile

  6. cam8510 profile image92
    cam8510posted 3 months ago

    I just posted my response to the challenge in a hub.

  7. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 3 months ago

    Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds.
    She looked up at the tree above, then wiped the gooey white splodge off the shoulder of her blouse, and huffily stood up. “Damn birds!”

    1. shanmarie profile image86
      shanmarieposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Haha! Good one, John.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        ROFL!!!

    2. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      No doubt, John! Thanks for the giggle!!

    3. always exploring profile image85
      always exploringposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      HaHa...Yuck

    4. Cattaleya profile image85
      Cattaleyaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Ha ha.. funny one John.

  8. Cattaleya profile image85
    Cattaleyaposted 3 months ago

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks for the lovely challenge. Here is my contribution - https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Ski … DzyMsLizzy

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for playing along. wink

  9. nikkikhan10 profile image82
    nikkikhan10posted 3 months ago

    I have posted my response dear Liz, I hope you'd like the story. Here is the link.
    https://hubpages.com/literature/Poor-Ma … -challenge
    thanks so much!

  10. NNazir profile image58
    NNazirposted 3 months ago

    Could you help me please? I can't search for any specific phrase of hubber(s). All I see is a magnifying glass giving me some catagories which sends me to external sites. where is the search bar? so frustrating!

 
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