December’s Flash Fiction Project prompts came from famous fiction writers. Below you will find the author, work of fiction and the prompt taken from early in the work.
12/4/11 – Flash Fiction Prompt from early in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon:
The sight of Mr. Smith and his wide blue wings transfixed them for a few seconds, as did the woman’s singing and the roses strewn about.
Toni Morrison, born Chloe Anthony Wofford on 2/18/31, is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved.
12/10/11 – Flash Fiction Project prompt from Shirley Hazzard’s The Great Fire:
Now they were starting. Finality ran through the train, an exhalation.
Shirley Hazzard, born 1/30/31, is an Australian author of fiction and non-fiction. Her 1970 novel The Bay of Noon was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010. Hazzard’s first book, the story collection of Cliffs of Fall was published in 1963. In 1977 her short story “A Long Story Short,” originally published in the New Yorker in 1976, received an O. Henry Award.
12/19/11 – Flash Fiction Project final prompt for 2011:
Option 1: Choose a line from a favorite author and start your flash fiction with your “borrowed” line.
Option 2: Pick up a book close by and open to a random page to choose a line to borrow to start your flash fiction piece.
Please be sure to add both your inspirational line and your flash fiction either as a comment on the Google+ Post, or include the link to where we can find your work. Also feel free to list it on your G+ stream and add the hashtag #FFProject so others can find it later 🙂 If you choose to post something on Twitter, please also use the #FFProject hashtag.