Welcome to Story Butter's Story Starter blog, a place for people to read, write and share flash fiction stories.
Our mission is to build a community of people who love stories -- love to read 'em, write 'em and share 'em -- and we plan to do this by publishing writing prompts and challenging writers to write at least 1,000 words a day.
How the blog works: we publish a writing prompt, you write a story based on the prompt, then you share it.
Flash Fiction, also known as "postcard fiction," "short shorts," "micro fiction" and "sudden fiction," is defined as being a story under 1,000 words. Purists would argue that the flash fiction sweet spot is between 300 and 500 words, or maybe even as few as 150 words (seriously?!), but we're not that strict.
Flash Fiction Writing Prompts
Today's Writing Prompt
Pirates and a Cruise Ship
17th century pirates pass through a time portal and find themselves nearby a modern cruise ship. Tell us what happens next.