Fiction Friday

Writing prompt for 5-7-21: Pandemic!

Ready for some writing challenges?

Every Sunday, I will post a writing prompt to kick-start your creative juices.

Every Friday, come back to my blog and link your story in the comment section so others can read your story. Please link back to my blog so others can play along. Feel free to grab the graphic above, or below, for your own use.

Here is a calendar of upcoming challenges:


May: Write a novelette in four weeks

What is a novelette?

The definition of “novelette” is any short, fictional work of prose narrative. Novelettes have a lower number of words than a novel or novella, but a higher word count than other forms of prose fiction like short stories or micro fiction. Despite lacking the page count of a full-length novel, novelettes generally tell a complete story. Some people refer to novelettes as “long short stories” or “short novellas.” Source

How long are novelettes?

Any work of fiction with a word count between 7,500 and 19,000 is generally considered a novelette.

I personally love this word count because it’s long enough to write a well-rounded story but not long enough to get bored writing it.

My novelette will be in four parts – I think it will be easier to split it up. I’m also writing one story from four different perspectives. I might as well go big or go home, right??


June: Flash Fiction Friday

Limit yourself to 500 to 1000 words. Small story but packs a punch.


July: Camp NaNoWriMo – Free For All

Pick a word count and challenge yourself to meet your goal.


Write a short story every day. (It could be micro fiction – under 300 words, or flash fiction, 500 – 1000 words).


August: Picture Fiction

Write a story inspired by the picture of the week.