The 52 Short Stories Challenge

Originally, the idea is to write 52 short stories in 52 weeks! (*bursts out laughing*). Yeah that’s not happening. But I’m chipping away at these prompts, and I’m loving it. Here’s my progress. Will update as I continue.

1. A story entitled “A New Beginning” (done, and published at The Fictional Cafe)

2. A story about rising to a challenge (“Snake Charmer” published in Saw Palm)

3. A retelling of a fairytale (“The Twelve, Dancing” done and published in Quantum Fairy Tales)

4. A story about three siblings. (“We Kill the Skull Man” appearing in My American Nightmare)

5. A story set in London (“Idylls of the King” Published soon in Running Wild Press’s short story anthology v. 2)

6. A story about finding something that has been lost. (“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” which appears in Intellectual Refuge)

7. A story about a journey. (“Thriller”)

8. A story set during a war (“The Kitchen at the End of the World” in anthology Enter the Rebirth)

9. A creepy story (“Our Lady of the Crossroads” published in the “Wizards in Space” literary journal)

10. A story featuring a countdown (“Countdown”)

11. A story set at a full moon. (“Motherhood of the Wolf)

12. A story about a contest or competition. (“MVP”)

13. A story that takes place entirely inside a vehicle.

14. A story from a villain’s perspective.

15. A story set at a concert or festival.

16. A story that begins with a gunshot.

17. A story set in a country you’ve never been to.

18. A story about a historical figure.

19. A story set in a theatre.

20. A story written in 2nd person narrative.

21. A story set on another planet.

22. A story written from the perspective of someone dead/undead

23. A story about a birthday.

24. A story that ends on a cliffhanger.

25. A story set at the summer solstice.

26. A story about nostalgia.

27. A story that features a song or poem.

28. A story that ends at sunrise.

29. A story opening with the words “F*** you!”

30. A story about a magical object.

31. A story set at sea.

32. A story about a curse.

33. A story set 100 years in the future.

34. A story about loneliness.

35. A story that features a real recent newspaper article.

36. A story written from an animal’s perspective.

37. A story about a scientific discovery.

38. A story set on another planet.

39. A story with only one character.

40. A story about a secret.

41. A romance that ends in tragedy.

42. A tragedy that ends in romance.

43. A retelling of a recent Hollywood movie.

44. A story that takes place the year you were born.

45. A story about a near-death experience.

46. A story about anger.

47. A story about a magic spell.

48. A story set in a strange small town.

49. A story about justice being done.

50. A creation myth.

51. A story set at Christmas.

52. A story entitled “The End”.

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