Tag: flash fiction

Song Title Challenge #62: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again from The Rocky Horror Show

Song Title Challenge #62: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again from The Rocky Horror Show

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

I just knew bumblepuppies would ignore my assertion that I’m not writing any more children’s books and he didn’t disappoint (you’re becoming predictable, sir). But I’m getting my own back. In honour of the new Doctor I’ve officially declared this week official Doctor Who week on if all else fails... so make yourselves ready for a Doctor Who children’s story, using a song from The Rocky Horror Show. bumblepuppies should have known better than to give me Let’s Do The Time Warp Again.

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

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Song Title Challenge #61: Like A Stone by Audioslave

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Like A Stone by Audioslave.  bumblepuppies has been on me that I must add “Children’s Book” to the genre list, but as I don’t have any ambition to ever write children’s books I’m not doing that.  However, for today’s challenge he wrote “(AND YOUR GENRE IS CHILDREN’S BOOK)”, so I’m doing it this once (hear that, bumblepuppies?  ONCE!).  Hopefully it will be clear I shouldn’t write children’s books.

Like A Stone

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Song Title Challenge #60: Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye and the genre, as suggested by bumblepuppies, is Sci-Fi/Fantasy.  Genre is Historic Fiction.  I was wondering how to keep things PG13 with this particular title, but I think I managed quite nicely, though I’ll confess to drawing heavily for inspiration on the Dresden Files novel I’m currently reading (including the names of all my characters – no resemblance to the actual characters is intended 😉 ).

Sexual Healing

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Song Title Challenge #59: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice and was suggested by bumblepuppies.  Genre is Historic Fiction.  (At this point I want to remind everyone that under the terms of this challenge I reserve the right to slapstick any genre suggested to me.)

Ice Ice Baby

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Featuring Karlboesman

You know those days when you’re constantly busy and find yourself exhausted by the evening, but you wouldn’t be able to tell someone what you did with your time if someone were holding a gun to your head?  Yeah.

As a result, I’m postponing this week’s Song Title Challenge to tomorrow as I simply don’t have the mental fortitude to deal with one of bumblepuppies’s hare-brained title-genre combinations (and lately he’s taken to ignoring my given genre options to suggest his own…I don’t think I’ve even ever read a Latvian folk tale.  How on Earth am I supposed to write one?!)

But I’m not leaving you empty-handed.  The Song Title Challenge originated on a blog started by our writing course class as a place to easily get feedback from each other on our work after the online forum for the course was shut down.  After a strong start it has become mostly inactive, but a few people still do a song title there once in a while to spark their creativity.

And so I want to introduce you to my good friend and fellow aspiring author, Karlboesman (who also sometimes dons a dress and attends romance conventions as Dame Barbara Cartland, or Damebabs to us).  He published three incredible stories this weekend which is most definitely worth reading.  Here they are:

Also check out The Capital in Chaos which was written by his nine-year-old daughter.  Clearly a chip off the old block.

Until tomorrow then 🙂