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300 Days of Flash Writing - THE CHALLENGE

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

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 a prompt 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 for the writing challenge, please join the 300 Days Of Flash Writing Facebook group. For those of you who don't have access to social media, all writing 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 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’

97. Monday 6 December: ‘A beach’

98. Tuesday 7 December: ‘Duality’

99. Wednesday 8 December: ‘Light’

100. Thursday 9 December: ‘Awe’

101. Friday 10 December: ‘A lie’

102. Saturday 11 December: ‘Distance’

103. Sunday 12 December: ‘Mice’

104. Monday 13 December: ‘Poetry’

105. Tuesday 14 December: ‘Maps’

106. Wednesday 15 December: ‘Crash’

107. Thursday 16 December: ‘Mischief’

108. Friday 17 December: ‘Infection’

109. Saturday 18 December: ‘Silence’

110. Sunday 19 December: ‘Mist’

111. Monday 20 December: ‘Blue’

112. Tuesday 21 December: ‘Silk’

113. Wednesday 22 December: ‘Home’

114. Thursday 23 December: ‘Dust’

115. Friday 24 December: ‘London’

116. Saturday 25 December: ‘Family’

117. Sunday 26 December: ‘The test’

118. Monday 27 December: ‘Sleep’

119. Tuesday 28 December: ‘Superhero’

120. Wednesday 29 December: ‘Confusion’

121. Thursday 30 December: ’Sea creature’

122. Friday 31 December: ‘2021’

123. Saturday 1 January: ‘Patterns’

124. Sunday 2 January: ‘Comfort’

125. Monday 3 January: ‘Train station’

126. Tuesday 4 January: ‘Revenge’

127. Wednesday 5 January: ‘The door’

128. Thursday 6 January: ‘Boxes’

129. Friday 7 January: ‘The call’

130. Saturday 8 January: ‘Words’

131. Sunday 9 January: ‘Skin’

132. Monday 10 January: ‘Worship’

133. Tuesday 11 January: ‘A memory’

134. Wednesday 12 January: ‘Experiment’

135. Thursday 13 January: ‘Money’

136. Friday 14 January: 'Dogs’

137. Saturday 15 January: ‘Poison’

138. Sunday 16 January: ‘Dentist’

139. Monday 17 January: ‘Seeds’

140. Tuesday 18 January: ‘Rebellion’

141. Wednesday 19 January: ‘Night sky’

142. Thursday 20 January: ‘The meal’

143. Friday 21 January: ‘Secrets’

144. Saturday 22 January: ‘Transformation’

145. Sunday 23 January: ‘The book’

146: Monday 24 January: ‘The attic’

147. Tuesday 25 January: ‘Ancient’

148. Wednesday 26 January: 'Bully’

149. Thursday 27 January: ‘The lake’

150. Friday 28 January: ‘The Library’

151. Saturday 29 January: ‘Animals’

152. Sunday 30 January: ‘Shadows’

153. Monday 31 January: ‘Baggage’

154. Tuesday 1 February: ‘The Tiger’

155. Wednesday 2 February: ‘Clouds’

156. Thursday 3 February: ‘Bones’

157. Friday 4 February: ‘The Story-teller’

158. Saturday 5 February: ‘Spices’

159. Sunday 6 February: ‘Bedtime’

160. Monday 7 February: ‘Clown’

161. Tuesday 8 February: ‘Stranger’

162. Wednesday 9 February: ‘The Flood’

163. Thursday 10 February: ‘Plastic’

164. Friday 11 February: ‘Confusion’

165: Saturday 12 February: ‘Signs’

166. Sunday 13 February: ‘Machines’

167. Monday 14 February: ‘The Date’

168. Tuesday 15 February: ‘The Road’

169. Wednesday 16 February: ‘Nemesis’

170. Thursday 17 February: ‘Teddy bear‘

171. Friday 18 February: ‘Frogs’

172. Saturday 19 February: ‘Labyrinth’

173. Sunday 20 February: ‘Rainbow’

174 . Monday 21 February: ‘Mother’

175. Tuesday 22 February: ‘Wonderland’

176. Wednesday 23 February: ‘Infatuation’

177. Thursday 24 February: ‘The Attack’

178. Friday 25 February: ‘The Prince’

179. Saturday 26 February: ‘Worms’

180. Sunday 27 February: ‘Truth’

181. Monday 28 February: ‘Balloons’

182. Tuesday 1 March: ‘Spring’

183. Wednesday 2 March: ‘Spider’

184.Thursday 3 March: ‘The Robbery’

185. Friday 4 March: ‘Miracle’

186. Saturday 5 March: ‘The Corridor’

187. Sunday 6 March: ‘Flashback’

188. Monday 7 March: ‘Predator’

189. Tuesday 8 March: ‘Smoke’

190. Wednesday 9 March: ‘The Fall’

191. Thursday 10 March: ‘Giants’

192. Friday 11 March: ‘The Garden’

193. Saturday 12 March: ‘Tradition’

194. Sunday 13 March: ‘Loops’

195. Monday 14 March: ‘Rubble’

196. Tuesday 15 March: ‘Gold’

197. Wednesday 16 March: ‘Infestation’

198. Thursday 17 March: 'Sheep'

199. Friday 18 March: ‘Mask’

200. Saturday 19 March: ‘Beauty’

201. Sunday 20 March: ‘The Letter’

202. Monday 21 March: ‘Damaged’

203. Tuesday 22 March: ‘Lemons’

204. Wednesday 23 March: ‘Hidden’

205. Thursday 24 March: ‘Puppet’

206. Friday 25 March: ‘Glue’

207. Saturday 26 March: ‘Chaos’

208: Sunday 27 March: ‘Alternate Reality’

209: Monday 28 March: ‘Criminal’

210: Tuesday 29 March: ‘Language’

211. Wednesday 30 March: ‘Cold’

212. Thursday 31 March: ‘Tissue’

213. Friday 1 April: ‘The Joke’

214. Saturday 2 April: ‘The Cake’

215. Sunday 3 April: 'The Traveller'

216. Monday 4 April: 'Blanket'

217. Tuesday 5 April: 'Jump'

218. Wednesday 6 April: 'Snake'

219. Thursday 7 April: 'The Decision'

220. Friday 8 April: 'Undo'

221. Saturday 9 April: 'Symmetry'

222. Sunday 10 April: 'Dirt'

223. Monday 11 April: 'In between'

224. Tuesday 12 April: 'Ripples'

225. Wednesday 13 April: 'Monster'

226. Thursday 14 April: 'Magic'

227. Friday 15 April: 'Eggs'

228. Saturday 16 April: 'Explosion'

229. Sunday 17 April: 'Hungry'

230. Monday 18 April: 'Spots'

231. Tuesday 19 April: ‘Peace’

232. Wednesday 20 April: ‘Contradiction’

233: Thursday 21 April: ‘Stars’

234. Friday 22 April: ‘The Desert’

235. Saturday 23 April: ‘Olives’

236. Sunday 24 April: ‘Moving’

237. Monday 25 April: ‘The Unlikely Pet’

238. Tuesday 26 April: ‘Exile’

239. Wednesday 27 April: ‘Mirror’

240. Thursday 28 April: ‘Noises‘

241. Friday 29 April: ‘Ordinary’

242. Saturday 30 April: ‘Cleanse’

243. Sunday 1 May: ‘Cracks’

244. Monday 2 May: ‘Footsteps’

245. Tuesday 3 May: ‘Paradise’

246: Wednesday 4 May: ‘Trouble’

247: Thursday 5 May: ‘Butterflies’

248: Friday 6 May: 'Why?'

249. Saturday 7 May: 'Where?'

250. Sunday 8 May: 'What?'

251. Monday 9 May: 'When?'

252. Tuesday 10 May: 'Who?'

253. Wednesday 11 May: 'Disco'

254. Thursday 12 May: 'Prisoner'

255. Friday 13 May: 'Gluttony'

256. Saturday 14 May: 'Burn'

257. Sunday 15 May: 'Constraint'

258. Monday 16 May: 'Repair'

259. Tuesday 17 May: 'Song'

260. Wednesday 18 May: 'Honey'

261. Thursday 19 May: 'Soul'

262. Friday 20 May: 'Stung'

263. Saturday 21 May: 'Replenish'

264. Sunday 22 May: 'Panic'

265. Monday 23 May: 'Invisible'

266. Tuesday 24 May: 'Laughter'

267. Wednesday 25 May: 'Clarity'

268. Thursday 26 May: 'Regret'

269. Friday 27 May: 'Coffee'

270. Saturday 28 May: 'Logic'

271. Sunday 29 May: 'Temptation'

272. Monday 30 May: 'Bubbles'

273. Tuesday 31 May: 'Upside-down'

274. Wednesday 1 June: 'Disturbed'

275. Thursday 2 June: 'The Boat'

276. Friday 3 June: 'Rhythm'

277. Saturday 4 June: 'Hearts'

278. Sunday 5 June: 'Pebbles'

279. Monday 6 June: 'Caution'

280. Tuesday 7 June: 'Scars'

281. Wednesday 8 June: 'Close'

282. Thursday 9 June: 'Disguise'

283. Friday 10 June: 'Butter'

284. Saturday 11 June: 'Want'

285. Sunday 12 June: 'Believe'

286. Monday 13 June: 'Spin'

287. Tuesday 14 June: 'Parallel'

288. Wednesday 15 June: 'Cage'

289. Thursday 16 June: 'Pleasure'

290. Friday 17 June: ' Help'

291. Saturday 18 June: 'You'

292. Sunday 19 June: 'Wrong'

293. Monday 20 June: 'Energy'

294. Tuesday 21 June: 'Hold' 295.Wednesday 22 June: 'Stuck'

296. Thursday 23 June: ' Serve'

297. Friday 24 June: 'Chemistry'

298. Saturday 25 June: 'Wonder' 299. Sunday 26 June: 'Tricks'

300. Monday 27 June: 'The End'


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