1,000 word flash fiction

Welcome to your first writing assignment for your literary magazine class.

You will receive your first prompt for a 1,000 word story and will read it to your classmates. This can be scary at first, but it is a very important exercise for a variety of reasons.

Sharing your writing will help you:

  • push past your comfort zone.
  • build confidence.
  • bond with your classmates.
  • understand you are writing as a staff member, not just as an individual.

The prompts were taken from or paraphrased from the NYC Midnight writing challenges.

I entered some of my stories a contest a few years ago. Here are the two I submitted:

As you write your story, here are a few pointers: (Make sure to click on and read the articles linked below and fill out the corresponding questions).


Have fun completing your first assignment!