300 Days of Flash Writing - THE CHALLENGE

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As Semester 1 of the second academic year looms upon us, I realise with uneasy panic that although I promised myself a summer of writing, planning, sorting out those endless piles of clothes, cleaning the house (um...), in reality, I've written just about f**k all, the house remains a mess and the clothes are, of course, still in heaps.


So, here's the plan. The clothes can wait. I need to write. And I need to write daily. For 300 days, starting on Wednesday 1 September 2021 and finishing on Tuesday 28 June 2022, I'm going to be running the #300DaysOfFlashWriting campaign. Each day, I'll share a writing prompt on social media, and proceed to write a very short piece in no longer than ten minutes, which will be, in some disconnected/connected way, linked to the prompt.


I would LOVE it if you (friends, family, strangers) would join me in this little challenge. Even if you just have a go. The only rule is this, only spend ten minutes on each piece. Other than that, there are no rules. Write what you like, where you like, how you like. Try and loosely base it on the prompt. It could be a poem, a short piece of prose, a letter, a song. It could be anything. See how you feel. Share it/don't share it. This isn't a writing competition, or an assignment. No one is judging what you write. This is purely an exercise to get you writing, to get those creative juices flowing, and hopefully serve as a bit of mindfulness writing therapy at the same time.


I'll be sharing each day, (unless I have a very, very good excuse such as death or serious illness), and when I share I'll include the hashtag #300DaysOfFlashWriting. Please feel free to also use this hashtag when you share anything connected to the campaign.


To keep up with information and prompts, please join the 300 Days Of Flash Writing Facebook group. For those of you who don't have access to social media, all prompts will be added to the bottom of this post daily.


I look forward to writing with you very soon!


Prompts


1. Wednesday 1 September: 'A Welcome'

2. Thursday 2 September: 'Robots'

3. Friday 3 September: 'Dreams'

4. Saturday 4 September: 'Party'

5. Sunday 5 September: 'Body'

6. Monday 6 September: ‘Furniture‘

7. Tuesday 7 September: ‘The Weather’

8. Wednesday 8 September: ‘Performance’

9. Thursday 9 September: ‘Return‘

10. Friday 10 September: ‘Addiction'

11. Saturday 11 September: 'Fight'

12. Sunday 12 September: ‘Wedding

13. Monday 13 September: ‘Birds’

14. Tuesday 14 September: 'Stare'

15. Wednesday 15 September: ‘Mythical no Creature’

16. Thursday 16 September: ‘Social Media’

17. Friday 17 September: ‘Vanity’

18. Saturday 18 September: ‘Music’

19. Sunday 19 September: ‘Fruit’

20. Monday 20 September: ‘Train journey’

21. Tuesday 21 September: ‘Photograph’

22. Wednesday 22 September: ‘Friendship’

23.Thursday 23 September: ‘Adventure‘

24. Friday 24 September: ‘The Sea’

25. Saturday 25 September: ‘Taxi

26. Sunday 26 September: ‘from the past’

27. Monday 27 September: ‘love

28. Tuesday 28 September: ‘Escape

29. Wednesday 29 September: ‘Dancing

30. Thursday 30 September: ‘Autumn’ 31. Friday 1 October: ‘Solitude’

32. Saturday 2 October: ‘Video Game’

33. Sunday 3 October: 'The Café'

34. Monday 4 October: ‘Hide and Seek’

35. Tuesday 5 October: ‘Hospital’

36. Wednesday 6 October: ‘Volcano

37. Thursday 7 October: ‘A conversation‘

38. Friday 8 October: ‘ice cream’

39. Saturday 9 October: ‘abandoned building’

40. Sunday 10 October: ‘Nature’

41. Monday 11 October: ‘Cup of tea

42. Tuesday 12 October: ‘Fire

43. Wednesday 13 October: ‘Hair cut’

44. Thursday 14 October: ‘Webs’

45. Friday 15 October: ‘A walk’

46. Saturday 16 October: ‘Medicine

47. Sunday 17 October: ‘Pumpkin

48. Monday 18 October: ‘Time

49. Tuesday 19 October: ‘Celebrity’

50. Wednesday 20 October: ‘fancy dress’

51. Thursday 21 October: ‘ice’

52. Friday 22 October: ‘fairy tales’

53. Saturday 23 October: ‘missing’

54. Sunday 24 October: ‘bakery

55. Monday 25 October: ‘the drive’

56. Tuesday 26 October: ‘painting’

57: Wednesday 27 October: ‘underneath’

58. Thursday 28 October: ‘Ghosts

59. Friday 29 October: ‘Vampires

60. Saturday 30 October: ‘Dolls’

61. Sunday 31 October: ‘Trick or Treat’

62. Monday 1 November: ‘Climate

63. Tuesday 2 November: ‘Aeroplane’

64. Wednesday 3 November: ‘Humans

65. Thursday 4 November: ‘mountain

66. Friday 5 November: ‘Fireworks

67. Saturday 6 November: ‘tooth fairy’

68. Sunday 7 November: ‘lost

69. Monday 8 November: ‘electricity’

70. Tuesday 9 November: ’forest

71. Wednesday 10 November: ‘mirror

72. Thursday 11 November: ‘a god’

73. Friday 12 November: ‘wild’

74. Saturday 13 November: ‘remember’

75. Sunday 14 November: ‘obsession’

76. Monday 15 November: ‘games’

77. Tuesday 16 November: ‘sweet tooth’

78. Wednesday 17 November: ‘power’

79. Thursday 18 November: ‘nails’

80. Friday 19 November: ‘treasure’

81. Saturday 20 November: ‘risk

82. Sunday 21 November: ‘rage

83. Monday 22 November: ‘winter

84. Tuesday 23 November: ‘a river

85. Wednesday 24 November: ‘roots

86. Thursday 25 November: ‘school’

87. Friday 26 November: ‘pigs’

88. Saturday 27 November: ‘storm’

89. Sunday 28 November: ‘bricks’

90. Monday 29 November: ‘diamonds’

91.Tuesday 30 November: ‘blame’

92. Wednesday 1 December: ‘countdown’

93. Thursday 2 December: ‘Dating app’

94. Friday 3 December: ‘gloves

95. Saturday 4 December: ‘touch

96. Sunday 5 December: ‘toxic

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