Rhetoric Askew

Friday Night Flash – 3/24/2017

Be Askew. Be Inspired.

We were at it again in Rhetoric Askew on Facebook. We challenged our members to give us their flash based on a visual prompt and the results were amazing. We struggled with the decision, but in the end, two winners emerged. Here are the winning entries:

The Box by Wim Verveen

Frantically his hands shoved away the sand. Continuously he sifted through the grains and small pebbles. Once in a while he paused and gazed at the walls. The man appeared to be locked in a large blend stone room with no doors or windows. One star shaped lamp in the middle of the ceiling illuminated the room. A shiver ripped through his body when his hands touched a metal object. Slowly it gave up its sandy hiding place. When the man opened his fist it revealed a golden key. His fingers slipped over the markings. The man turned sideways…

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Friday Night Flash

Rhetoric Askew’s Friday Night Flash Fiction


A rather new free event, held by the FaceBook group Rhetoric Askew, brings us to this weeks “Friday Night Flash”! The word limit is held to 500 words maximum, and a flash fiction or poem is acceptable.

This weeks event will be judged by Mandy Melanson, with the assistance from Terri VonFeldt. The winner(s) will be announced April 5th and will have their story or poem posted on the Rhetoric Askew Website along with a brief bio, picture, and contact information such as website or FaceBook pages, etc.

Not only is this a great way to practice your writing by being presented a somewhat random story requirement for free, you get to meet new people and possibly get a bit more publicity if your story or poem is selected.

You should never give up on your dreams. There are so many people in the world telling you what you should or shouldn’t do, and being negative. This is your life and you should live it by doing what makes you happy not everyone else.

As Always,

B. W. Martin

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