2017 FLASH-NANO!

Created by Nancy Stohlman in 2012 in solidarity with NaNoWriMo, FlashNano is in its 6th year!

Jude Higgins interviews me about the origins of FlashNano for the Bath Flash Fiction Award:

Read it here: 

FlashNano

Day 1: Write a story that takes place on a school bus

Day 2: Write a story involving water

Day 3: Write a story where something disappears

Day 4: Write a story in the form of an interview

Day 5: Write a story using only one (as long as you want) sentence

Day 6: Write a story that takes place in a hot tub

Day 7: Write a story that belongs to someone else

Day 8: Write a story set in the year 2027

Day 9: Write a story in the form of a press release

Day 10: Write a story that includes the number 10

Day 11: Write a story told by a child

Day 12: Write a story involving a superstition

Day 13: Write a thirteen-word story

Day 14: Write a story that takes place during sunrise

Day 15: Take a story you have written this month. Chop it in half. Give it a new title.

Day 16: Write a story involving money

Day 17: Write a story involving an illness

Day 18: Write a story that uses word(s) from another language

Day 19: Write a story set in the year 1919

Day 20: Take a story you have written this month (or previously). Rewrite it as a script/play.

Day 21: Write a story about your mother (true or fiction)

Day 22: Write a story involving a rivalry

Day 23: Write a story that takes place during dinner

Day 24: Write a story in the form of a contract

Day 25: Write a story where something gets broken

Day 26: Write a story using the color red

Day 27: Write a story that takes place at work

Day 28: Write a story using the word “complicit” (Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year for 2017)

Day 29: Write a story involving chocolate

Day 30: Write a hopeful story

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97 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jennypellett
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 16:55:29

    What is the maximum word count for Nano Fiction? This sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. nancystohlman
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 17:32:24

    Anything under 1000 words counts as flash.

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  4. nancystohlman
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 16:56:57

    Woohoo!

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  6. Mike Young
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 03:04:02

    I like this. I did about 80 Flash after my first novel, in NaNoWriMo 2010. I’ve picked this genre as my theme for CampNaNo this April, so will bookmark this page.

  7. nancystohlman
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 18:32:42

    Thanks, Mike! We’ll do it again in November…

  8. AR Neal
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 22:33:22

    Hi Nancy: I am so excited to see this! I did a collection of shorts for 2013 NaNo and since I am writing the FFC Month in Review I was reminded about Flashnano. Gotta get myself geared for this year’s!

  9. nancystohlman
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 21:28:16

    I’m so glad! I’ll be giving a Flash Fiction Workshop in August as well-stay posted!

  10. AR Neal
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 21:38:52

    Wonderful!

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  12. Darren Lipman
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 04:26:28

    I’ve already planned my novel for November, but I’m using these prompts for Camp NaNo this month–and I’m loving them! I’ve been trying to write more flash fiction to share on my blog, and these prompts are perfect. So far I’ve done the first five, each of them yielding completely different stories. I think my favorite was trying to write a story in exactly 75 words (the challenge was high–the fun was higher), but trying to write a story based off my textbook invoice was also quite exciting.

    Thank you so much for sharing these!

  13. nancystohlman
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 18:41:08

    Yeah!!

  14. kathydfish
    Nov 01, 2014 @ 18:05:16

    Not on Facebook, but I think I’ll try this, Nancy!

  15. nancystohlman
    Nov 01, 2014 @ 19:43:55

    Yeah!!

  16. Shelly Green
    Nov 27, 2014 @ 05:16:20

    Hello Nancy
    I think your prompts are just the right length providing endless possibilities and that’s what it’s all about : the chances and risks which challenge us because really what’s the alternative. More Prompts!!!!
    Thank you Shelly

  17. nancystohlman
    Nov 30, 2014 @ 16:32:23

    Thank you so much, Shelly! I agree–a prompt should leave lots of room for interpretation…thanks for playing!

  18. Jodi Paloni
    Oct 15, 2015 @ 13:11:43

    Count me in for 2015! I’m taking a poetry class, thinking a lot about concision. This seems to fit.

  19. nancystohlman
    Oct 17, 2015 @ 18:48:15

    Woohoo!

  20. April Bradley
    Oct 19, 2015 @ 14:13:57

    This is going to be so much fun. Thanks for planning and generating this!

  21. A.E. Weisgerber
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 00:03:36

    I’ll give it a whirl. Thank you very much, Nancy, for sharing these great prompts and providing this sandbox to play in — plus, now I don’t feel so bad about not doing that novel thinger. :o)

  22. Jody
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 04:22:28

    Sounds like fun. I’m in!

  23. ellenbest24
    Oct 31, 2015 @ 23:40:16

    This feels exciting i am away for most of November this year but hope to join in next year. Good luck one and all.

  24. Michael B. Fishman
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 11:59:30

    Looking forward to prompt #1!

  25. greg
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 21:48:05

    So no sign-up sheet (not that I’m the ‘show-me-structure type)? Is it just take the prompts and gallop with them? My horse ain’t even got a bridle (or that thing in his mouth with strings attached for left, right and ‘whoa’)… Hey! This could be the beginning of a flash piece…

  26. neenslewy
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 23:45:59

    Hi Nancy, delighted that I found this challenge. I did NaNo in 2013 and managed the full word count. This month I have less time and wasn’t going to bother, this is a way I can join in and create new work! Great. Thanks.

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  44. K.J.
    Nov 10, 2015 @ 17:39:55

    Just getting started today….10 flashes in a day. Let’s see what happens.

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  58. Sarah
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 22:52:21

    Hi Nancy! Thrilled to discover your Flash Nano challenge. I’m in for 2016. Thanks for hosting!

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  60. janelmanstout
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 20:31:03

    Hi Nancy! Hope you’re well! I’d like to be added to your email list for NANO prompts, class information and anything else you want to pass along. Thanks!

  61. nancystohlman
    Oct 31, 2016 @ 19:15:17

    Yay!

  62. nancystohlman
    Oct 31, 2016 @ 19:15:28

    My pleasure!

  63. Michelle Elvy
    Nov 01, 2016 @ 12:05:35

    I’m in! Crazy time of year but why not? Neato…

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  67. nancystohlman
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 16:41:20

    So glad to see you doing this with us Sophie!

  68. nancystohlman
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 16:41:27

    Yay!!

  69. nancystohlman
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 16:41:46

    I’m so glad you are doing this Jody!

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  72. nancystohlman
    Nov 12, 2016 @ 16:13:55

    Woohoo!

  73. nancystohlman
    Nov 12, 2016 @ 16:14:03

    Woohoo!

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  76. K.J.
    Oct 31, 2017 @ 15:09:44

    I have done this for several years. I usually only get out 5 or 6 Flash Fictions, but that is more than I had when the month started. I’m looking forward to year #3 (for me that is)!

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  78. Michael B. Fishman
    Nov 01, 2017 @ 21:22:45

    Looking forward to giving this a try.

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  83. VPGrey
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 21:19:32

    Am a bit late to the party – but this looks like a really good idea. Gonna try and catch up!

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