Two for Tuesday Challenge # 27 — September 24 – 30

Flash fiction challenges such as Five Sentence Fiction has kept me writing and improved my craft, so I serve up some here every Tuesday. 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 efforts any time between now and next Tuesday.

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 Non Standard Prompt has a minimum of 200 words but no limit allowing for more in depth explorations. Link back or leave an entry in the comments section.

Here is this week’s two-fer:

squeaky wheel
Standard Prompt:

squeaky wheel

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:
For this week’s alternative prompt Incorporate the following arbitrary ideas into a story: a talking robot, an abandoned building, a pair of sunglasses, a mood of indifference.  As per usual with the Non-Standard Prompt there is no word limit (to allow for more in depth explorations) but there is a minimum of 200 words.

Write on!


4 comments on “Two for Tuesday Challenge # 27 — September 24 – 30

  1. […] was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #27. Prompt: Incorporate the following arbitrary ideas into a story: a talking robot, an abandoned […]

  2. Slightly late again, but I actually used the non-standard prompt this time. Thanks!

    • Thanks for playing along. I tried to leave a comment on your page but it wouldn’t let me. I thought you did a great job of catching the mood of indifference which I thought would be the hardest part. I enjoyed it very much…

      • Thanks, the mood was what tied all the other elements together (I’m not much of a robot person, but this shaped the story much more). Maybe I forgot to tick the ‘allow comments’ box ,thanks for leaving a comment here instead

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