Category: Furious Fiction

Furious Fiction: February 2024 Story Showcase

Welcome to February’s Furious Fiction story showcase – our monthly champagne-popping, popcorn-munching celebration of creativity! Here were the criteria/prompts that we asked for this month: Each story’s first sentence had to include something being POPPED.  Each story had to include a character referencing a FILM title. Each story had to

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Furious Fiction: January 2024 Story Showcase

Welcome to the first Furious Fiction story showcase of 2024 – our monthly spotlight on collective creativity! Here were this month’s criteria: Each story had to take place on a character’s FIRST DAY OF A NEW JOB. Each story had to include something being stolen. Each story had to include

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Furious Fiction: December 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to the jumbo-sized December Furious Fiction story showcase – and a chance to celebrate our community’s creativity! It’s also the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged – out of hundreds received from around the globe. Here were this month’s criteria: Each story had to take place

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Furious Fiction: November 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to the November Furious Fiction story showcase – a chance to bathe in the crystal clear (and sometimes murky) waters of our community’s creativity! It’s also the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged – out of hundreds received from around the globe. Here were this month’s

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Furious Fiction: October 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to the October Furious Fiction story showcase – our monthly spotlight on our community’s creativity and the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. Here were this month’s criteria: Each story had to feature someone looking through either a TELESCOPE or BINOCULARS. Each story had to include

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Furious Fiction: September 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to the September Furious Fiction story showcase – our monthly spotlight on our community’s creativity and the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. Here were this month’s criteria: Your story must start and end with the same sentence. Your story must feature something being inflated. Your

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Furious Fiction: August 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to the August Furious Fiction story showcase – a monthly ‘storytelling shop window’ of our community’s creativity and the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. And this month, we dined out on the following criteria: Each story had to take place in a RESTAURANT. Each story

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Furious Fiction: July 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to July’s Furious Fiction story showcase – a monthly chance to shout out our community’s creativity and the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. And this month it was all about connecting with your inner child – here were the criteria: Each story had to include

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Furious Fiction: June 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to June’s Furious Fiction story showcase – our monthly fiesta of 500-words-or-fewer fiction fabulousness! Most importantly, it’s a chance to shout out our community’s creativity and the opportunity to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. So, without further ado, let’s remind ourselves of what June’s criteria were: To

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Furious Fiction: May 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to May’s Furious Fiction story showcase – a monthly celebration of our community’s creativity and the chance to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. So, without further ado, let’s remind ourselves of what May’s criteria were: Each story had to include a character who was BEING CHASED or

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Furious Fiction April 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to April’s Furious Fiction story showcase – a monthly celebration of our community’s creativity and the chance to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. So, without further ado, let’s remind ourselves of what April’s criteria were: Each story had to include something that CHANGES COLOUR. Each story had

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Furious Fiction: March 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to our new-look Furious Fiction monthly story showcase! As always, this will be a place to be inspired by our community’s creativity – and perhaps even see YOUR OWN story featured. It’s always so interesting to see how different writers use the monthly challenge criteria, so let’s remind ourselves

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Furious Fiction December 2022 winner and shortlist

For the final month of 2022 (the 12th month, if you will), Furious Fiction entrants were set a curious collection of criteria. Here they are now: Each story had to begin with a 12-word sentence. Each story had to include the sale of a second-hand item Each story had to

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Furious Fiction September 2022 winner and shortlist

How does one celebrate FIFTY editions of Furious Fiction? Why, just like our previous 49 – we dish out some creative criteria for the world’s collective imaginations to do their thing in 500 words or fewer. Here were the September criteria: Each story’s first sentence had to contain the word

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Furious Fiction June 2022 winner and shortlist

A writer (you’ve probably never heard of) once said, “all the world’s a stage” and in this round’s Furious Fiction challenge, all of the entrants were indeed merely players. Here were the criteria: Each story had to begin with a sentence containing exactly SIX words. Each story had to include

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Furious Fiction March 2022 winner and shortlist

The first Furious Fiction challenge for the year landed in March, and it was the talk of the town – to miss it would surely be a crime. Here were the criteria: Each story had to include a character that commits a crime. Each story had to include some kind

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Furious Fiction December 2021 stories had to include a tree

Furious Fiction December 2021 winner and shortlist

It’s a new year and a new format for your beloved Furious Fiction – with competition weekends now taking place each quarter. But first, we still need to crown the final winner of 2021. Here were the challenge criteria: Each story had to include a tree. Each story had to

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Furious Fiction November 2021 winner and shortlist

In this edition of Furious Fiction, we’ve been packing our bags. But no, we aren’t disappearing for good. These were November’s criteria: Your story must include someone PACKING A SUITCASE. Your story must include the phrase “ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM” (as dialogue or narrative). Your story must include the words

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Furious Fiction October 2021 winner and shortlist

Another month and another chance for entrants to flex their creative muscles with our ever-changing selection of Furious Fiction criteria. This month, we invited you to play, using the following rules: Your story’s setting: a COURT of some kind. Your story must include a character who measures something. Your story

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Furious Fiction September 2021 winner and shortlist

This month’s 44th edition of Furious Fiction was an up-and-down affair as we asked entrants to either plumb new depths or climb to lofty heights. These were the challenge criteria: Your story must include EITHER an attic OR a basement. Your story must include some kind of insect. Your story

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