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Two for Tuesday Challenge #4 — April 16 – 22

I love flash fiction challenges so I serve up some new ones here every Tuesday, and since every one likes choices I’m providing you with two weekly writing prompts.  You can participate in either one, or double your pleasure by trying your hand at both. Submit your link any time between Tuesdays.

The Standard Prompt will always consist of a two-word prompt to be used as inspiration. The Non-Standard Prompt will change from week to week. Sometimes it will be a visual prompt, sometimes a first sentence or phrase, sometimes a scenario, etc.  The limit for the Two for Tuesday Standard Prompts is 200 words and the Nonstandard Prompt has a minimum of 200 words. Use the little blue link thing below to submit your link or leave an entry in the comments section.

Don’t forget to check out the other entries.

Here is this week’s two-fer:

Standard prompt:
razor thin

You have lots of creative leeway. The limit is 200 words. The words can be used:

  • simply as a point of inspiration and do not have to be used directly
  • they can be included exactly as provided
  • or each word can be used independently of each other (for example if Death Row was the prompt instead of crafting a story about an inmate on the way to the gallows, you might write something like: Despite feeling like death from an excess of cheap vodka consumed the night before, Evelyn moved on to planting her next row of spinach).

Non-Standard Prompt:
This week for the alternative prompt, I am providing you with a scenario.  Write a story about a man and woman on a road trip. He uses the men’s room while she fills the car with gas. When he comes out, she and the car are gone. As per usual with the Non-standard prompt there is no word limit but there is a minimum of 200 words.



clown shoes

Here is my effort for the Standard Prompt using razor thin as inspiration:

Petru Bochinsky had lots going against him. He was a new transfer student who knew little English, was tall and razor thin, looking as if he was built out of coat hangers. Scapula poked sharply at the back of his shirt like shovel blades. His fingers were long and slender and his complexion was as pale and thin as skim milk. Some started calling him Dracula.  Then the idea began circulating that there was a direct correlation between the length of one’s feet and the measure of another certain bit of anatomy. Suddenly, Petru, who wore a size 14 shoe, was very popular with the girls.

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9 comments on “Two for Tuesday Challenge #4 — April 16 – 22

  1. Ahahaha. He’s in! Love it. I’ll attempt this later. Two great prompts to try.

    • Cara– Thanks for the feedback, I’m glad you liked it and thanks for consistently taking part in the prompts. It’s been a little tough trying to get this writing challenge to take off so spread the word. The more people who take part the better! But I plan to keep it going as long someone is joining in…

  2. […] Andy provides awesome prompts every week. Jump on board here! […]

  3. Haha loved this – and an incredible description of Petru. Scapula like shovel blades. Amazing.

    I added my link in the inlinkz but I’ll throw it down here too 🙂 : http://pinionpost.com/2013/04/17/les-moulleux/

  4. […] is my response to Andy Black’s Two for Tuesday prompt: Razor Thin. Head on over and try your hand at […]

  5. Petru appeared before my eyes as I read your description of him. I particularly liked ‘… as if he was built out of coat hangers.’

    • Thanks so much. I appreciate the feedback and the fact that stopped by for a peek. Yeah, not much to him but shoulders, feet and evidently another “bit of anatomy…”

  6. […] think I like rules as have tried to write within both of Andy Black’s Two for Tuesday Challenge stipulations again this […]

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