#FlashFiction Prompt – Headline

Open your daily newspaper or go to an online news source. Pick an article
with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article.

It’s likely the headline will lead you in selecting a genre, but feel free to mix it up!

Word count: 500ish
Deadline: 7am GMT on Sunday 8th November 2020

Don’t forgot, if you miss the deadline, you can always post your story to our #TortoiseFlashFiction page


A reminder to new readers/writers, please post on your own site and add a link in the comments section below.  If you don’t have your own blog or similar outlet, do send us your story via the contact form on the About page and we’ll post for you, with an appropriate by-line – you retain the copyright.

One caveat, if you want to go down this route: this is a family show, so we reserve the right not to post anything that strays into NSFW or offends against ‘common decency’.

Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business is Caring Coaching.

2 thoughts on “#FlashFiction Prompt – Headline”

    1. James, I’d been VERY scared in your position. Why not choose a date in the past – the long distant past if necessary – and see what comes up?

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