Anke (ankewehner) wrote,

Flash Fiction Fishbowl 2 Report

Originally published at You can comment here or there.

Twelve people left prompts this fishbowl, two more than in the first attempt.

I've finished 10 pieces of flash fiction, with a total wordcount of about 2700, and started another four (which if I finish them will be included in the ebook).

Three people tipped so far, making three additional stories available right away. We also cracked the minimum threshold for an ebook. I want to experiment a bit how much detail takes me how much work and time, so it might take a while.

Stories Published Immediately

Antiques - 432 words
Prompt by Lindsay B.: "An 1800s surgical kit (pic:"

Persistent Growth - 267 words
Combines the prompts "Growth" by Eliza and "Spooky plants" Ellen Million.

Appliance Psychic - 430 words
Prompt by Becky: "the toaster becomes sentinent"

Designer Virus - 367 words
Prompt by Mayfly: "Undead cattle"

Other Finished Stories

Everyday Fear of Monsters - 100 words (sponsor for $2)
Prompt by aldersprig: "What frightens the monsters?"
More of a joke, really.

Lawyer Lunch - 100 words (went live Dec. 30)
Prompt by HM: "A cannibal serial killer murders and eats vampires"
ditto on the more of a joke

Fairy Godparents - 190 words (sponsor for $4)
Prompt by rix_scaedu: "The fairy godparents aren't the nice sort of fairy."

Rewarded - 200 words (went live Jan. 5)
Prompt by LilFluff: "A human key to allowing werewolves, vampires, and other fantasy monster types to go public is 'rewarded' after they go from hiding, to being in the open, to seizing control."

Grave Light - 360 words (went live Dec. 23)
Prompt by Robert S.: "The sun is gone, the dark forces have won and are ruling the lands. Magic is dangerous and usually ends up killing lots of people."

Rewriting History - 369 words (went live Jan. 19)
Prompt by ysabetwordsmith: "What if elves were actually horrible, and orcs were decent, but the elves have better PR so they've just managed to convince people of the opposite?"

Added Dec. 30: Recalled - 357 words (sponsor for $8)
Prompt by wyld_dandelyon: "a recall"

Added Jan. 5:
Phantom Pains - 362 (went live Feb. 3)
The title (nearly) was a prompt by Eliza.

That which hides in light and song - 189 words (went live Jan. 8)
The title was a prompt by rebelsheart.

All that glitters is not gold - 200 words (went live Jan. 8)
The title was a prompt by rebelsheart.

Added Jan. 19:
Hunting Season - 472 words (sponsor for $10)
Brompt by Eliza: "Waning moon"
Deals with werewolf hunting season.

Unfinished Business - 367 words (sponsor for $8)
bonus story based on the origfic_bingo prompts "toys" and "ghosts / hauntings / afterlife", but fitting the theme

Haunted - 1061 words (sponsor for $21)
prompt by clare_dragonfly: "The way the tree scraped against the house, it really sounded like it was doing it on purpose. But it couldn't be. Could it?"

I will still accept tips. If you tip, you will receive a link to the file with all stories from this fishbowl that have not been posted publicly yet. You'll also receive the ebook version when it is finished.

You can tell me which story you would like to see posted publicly. If I receive enough tips for a story to meet the "sponsor for" amount, it will be posted publicly immediately.

The rest will be published on Fridays, one per week. Partially funded stories will get priority.

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Tags: crowdsourced creativity, fishbowl

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