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Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 20.

After a day of hectic collabing, we are sure it's time for a slower pace, a break. Maybe take the time to agonize over how few days are left in the month. Or, instead lament your slow (or not so slow!) loss of sanity from the challenges. Whatever you choose, perhaps do your mourning with our optional theme, funerals.


Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, themes, and the occasional challenge.

Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 20 in the comments below.

If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you might be eligible to win something, and you'll certainly get a whiter smile, be invited to more parties and improve your literary vigour.


Everyone needs encouragement from time to timeRemember to support your fellow flashers (and be supported in kind) by reading and commenting on a story every day. A little support goes a long way, and keeps the flash fiction spectres at bay.

Remember to have fun! Generate inspiration for your insatiable muse via the 2018 Prompt Generator. Procrastinate to your hearts content by submitting prompts to the voracious beast that is the 2018 Prompt Bank. Or join us on the FFM Discord Channel for much camaraderie, merriment, and making of terrible, terrible puns.

If you still haven't signed up for thirty-one days of fiendish fun, flashing, and fiction, you can still learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and sign up here. After all, it's never too late to make questionable life choices!

FLASH FICTION MONTH LINKS:  FAQ  |  Sign-Up  |  2018 Prompt Bank  |  FFM Prompt Generators  |  FFM Discord Channel   DeviantArt Chatroom  |  |  Suggest a DD!
Dictionary Prompt: melancholy (noun) - a gloomy state of mind; sober thoughtfullness, pensiveness 

Flashback Prompt: You're going to be sleeping on this for ten years at least - by BeccaJS (Year 2013)

Standard Prompts
A girl moves into a haunted house to comfort and study the dead. - by Down-Flower
The mouse needs recharging. - by Memnalar
The worst day since yesterday. - by TheSkaBoss

Audio Prompts
Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio (suggested by Sagittarianism)
Declan McKenna - Why Do You Feel So Down (suggested by WizardandGalaxy)
The Cranberries - Zombie (suggested by @

Visual Prompts
The God Machine by Julian-Faylona  The Observatory by HjalmarWahlin   Goddess of Magical Zoology by BillCreative  - suggested by Melanophren, The-Inkling, PhantomMarquis
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WizardandGalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ilyilaice Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
I chose to write about funeralsThe Wake
GDeyke Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018   Writer
WindySilver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Down-Flower Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun fact about my prompt: it's based on a dream I had.
bookcrusher Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Student Writer
Wow, I barely remember my dreams..
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