The rules are very simple: we give you a prompt and you write 500 words or less.
You can write in any style that you wish; just be sure to use the prompt, keep it under 500 words, write it in English, and ensure it's completely made up (this is a flash fiction challenge after all).
Next week Gordon and I will post links to the pieces we liked the best and will probably do a shout out on Twitter to those folks if they so desire. After a few months we'll compile a list of our favourites and we'll get the Internet to vote. The winner will win stuff (to be determined, but we're sure they'll love it).
Now, without further ado we present this week's prompt (thanks to Chuck Wendig who inspired this 'pick list' style prompt):
If the last digit of your house number ends in:
0 or 1 = Paranoid
2 or 3 = Thoughtful
4 or 5 = Courageous
6 or 7 = Clueless
8 or 9 = Humorous
If your birthday is in:
January or February = Politician
March or April = Actor
May or June = Office Worker
July or August = Scientist
September or October = Teacher
November or December = Politician
0 or 1 = Montreal
2 or 3 = New York City
4 or 5 = Hollywood
6 or 7 = Iowa
8 or 9 = Moscow
If the year of your birth ends in:
0 or 1 = Stumbles across an assassination plot
2 or 3 = Steals something
4 or 5 = Commits a murder
6 or 7 = Falls in love
8 or 9 = Loses everything
So for me I would be writing about, a clueless actor in New York City who commits a murder.
Use the comments below to submit your work. You can submit anonymously, but if you don't leave us an email address or something you can't win.
~ Andrew & Gordon