October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Writing challenges, flash fiction, interesting anecdotes, amusements, and general miscellanea.

Moderator: Editors

Post Reply
User avatar
Wormtongue
Poetry Editor
Posts: 33
Joined: September 18, 2020, 07:16:57 PM
Location: Emerald City, Oz
Contact:

October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Wormtongue »

Good day, folks!

I thought an appropriate challenge for this month might be "the day after". You know the trope: civilisation has fallen, the wind whistles through the ruins, Sergio Morricone music plays forlornly on the soundtrack, and then, we hear a small sound: rubble shifting. Something is moving... there IS LIFE!

A challenge, then: can you tell us, in a thousand words or less,
  • what happened?
    who or what has survived?
    Is there hope for the future, or is this some grim jest of fate?
    will uber eats still deliver?
Answers to these and other questions may be sent to me by PM before midnight on 14 October.

Remember:
  • No fanfic
    Nothing that will make lawyers sit up and take notice!
    I need to care about your characters, their situation, and their dilemmas
User avatar
ente per ente
Critic
Posts: 247
Joined: September 19, 2020, 08:14:07 AM
Location: Italy
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by ente per ente »

As usual, I've already written my entry, and I'm waiting for the usual reviews/revisions before sending it in, because the story needs to be partly cut in a way.... :D
www.lacenturia.it
User avatar
ente per ente
Critic
Posts: 247
Joined: September 19, 2020, 08:14:07 AM
Location: Italy
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by ente per ente »

My entry has been sent today in, after the useful suggestions/reviews...eh,eh :D
www.lacenturia.it
User avatar
Wormtongue
Poetry Editor
Posts: 33
Joined: September 18, 2020, 07:16:57 PM
Location: Emerald City, Oz
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Wormtongue »

And Sergio... surges into the lead!

Sorry, couldn't resist that.
User avatar
ente per ente
Critic
Posts: 247
Joined: September 19, 2020, 08:14:07 AM
Location: Italy
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by ente per ente »

Eh,eh... :D :D :D
www.lacenturia.it
Megawatts
Master Critic
Posts: 946
Joined: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM
Location: Johnstown, Pa.

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Megawatts »

I'm finishing mine up. A little editing here and there yet! LOL
Tesla Lives!!!
bottomdweller
Commenter
Posts: 4
Joined: September 21, 2020, 10:41:58 PM

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by bottomdweller »

Sergio is always quick with his stories. It takes me a while to come up with something...but I try my best not to lag too much.
Megawatts
Master Critic
Posts: 946
Joined: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM
Location: Johnstown, Pa.

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Megawatts »

I can't get mine sent in. I'm not sure what happened, but I try a little later!
Tesla Lives!!!
User avatar
jontrue
Commenter
Posts: 18
Joined: September 29, 2018, 10:39:53 PM

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by jontrue »

I'm having a hard time sending a PM... keeps saying I'm in the wrong universe...
User avatar
jontrue
Commenter
Posts: 18
Joined: September 29, 2018, 10:39:53 PM

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by jontrue »

Hmm... still not able to PM. Funny, I was going to say it's not the end of the world, but this time — it is. 8)
Megawatts
Master Critic
Posts: 946
Joined: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM
Location: Johnstown, Pa.

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Megawatts »

Well, it's the day after yesterday and I still can't get in! Some evil Hacker from the day after must have been waiting until our time caught up with him! And he has a smile carved into his face! Well, what do you expect from the year 2020? I'll be glad when it's yesteryear!
Tesla Lives!!!
User avatar
Lester Curtis
Long Fiction Editor
Posts: 2734
Joined: January 11, 2010, 12:03:56 AM
Location: by the time you read this, I'll be somewhere else

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Lester Curtis »

Something's wrong with the board system; even the spammers can't get in. Our webmaven knows about it; I'll mention it again.
I was raised by humans. What's your excuse?
User avatar
Wormtongue
Poetry Editor
Posts: 33
Joined: September 18, 2020, 07:16:57 PM
Location: Emerald City, Oz
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Wormtongue »

Our Web Maven seems to have fixed the problem.

I currently have entries from Sergio and Michelle. Jon and Mega, please try again.

I will leave entries open for a few days.
Megawatts
Master Critic
Posts: 946
Joined: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM
Location: Johnstown, Pa.

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Megawatts »

Got mine in!
Tesla Lives!!!
User avatar
jontrue
Commenter
Posts: 18
Joined: September 29, 2018, 10:39:53 PM

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by jontrue »

Thanks for waiting, you have mine now.
User avatar
Wormtongue
Poetry Editor
Posts: 33
Joined: September 18, 2020, 07:16:57 PM
Location: Emerald City, Oz
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by Wormtongue »

Hey guys. Last month was a tad nuts backstage. I got a couple of your stories into the regular flas section, but then could not get back in here. I’ll post them and the others up shortly
User avatar
ente per ente
Critic
Posts: 247
Joined: September 19, 2020, 08:14:07 AM
Location: Italy
Contact:

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Post by ente per ente »

For Wormtongue:

if you need that, I can re-send you my entry for that Challenge that probably got lost in the message box because of the reset of the account on the site at that time, just let me know...eh,eh :D
www.lacenturia.it
Post Reply

Return to “Fun and Games”