Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story! This site was inspired by two flash fiction challenges: Alastair Forbes’ Sunday Photo Fiction and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers. There is a bit of a difference though on this blog!
Mondays Finish the Story will provide a photo and the opening line of a story. The challenge is for you to finish the story in 100-150 words!
I hope that you will participate in this challenge and that you have fun too!
I would love to be a part of this group. I write short stories and would welcome your visit to my blog site, Birds of a Feather and Other Things at https://humboldtbayhome.wordpress.com/
What lovely stories you weave! You have a lovely blog! I hope that you do take part in my Mondays writing challenge! If you include a link to this site’s weekly post, it will appear in the comment section, and folks can click on the link to check out your story and site. Adding it by clicking on the little blue fellow, also gets more traffic to your site as other writers typically use that area, InLinkz, to read other submissions. Thank you for visiting with me and, again, I hope that you join the group! ^..^
This sounds like fun 🙂
It is a lot of fun Colline, and I hope that you join in! 🙂
I have just posted my first story 🙂
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This sounds interesting… Love to hear more about these challenge.
It is all out there on the about page. Are you a writer?
I write. Is that important? I’m assuming you mean published?
Nope. The challenge is for writers…published and non-published. It is a fun challenge where you get to exercise your writing abilities. Go to the home page and look at some of the challenges. Click on the links, or the little blue guy, in any one of the posts and read some of the stories. I hope that you will take part in a challenge and that you submit a story. By doing this you might get more traffic to your blog! Feel free to ask anything else. I will help you if I can. ^..^
Will do. Thank you for clarifying the rules for me. Appreciate that.
I hope that you join in and write a story! I respond to everyone! Be well! 🙂
Sorry, I stated No. If you like to write then take the challenge. No need to be published with a book. You will be a published writer with anything you add to the world of writing on the internet. Did this answer this for you?
Definitely! Thank you.
What a wonderful idea. I participate in Sunday Photo Fiction, and like the added twist of a provided introductory sentence!
The idea came to me in a dream one night. The cool thing is that it is working and I am getting more and more people involved each week! Pass the word! This is a fun challenge! I hope that you participate and I look forward to reading what you write! Be well! ^..^
I will definitely pass the word. I see you already have a strong following and that is bound to grow!
Thank you! I began this blog and writing challenge on October 6th 2014. It grows larger each week which I find exciting! I am happy that I get to share my passions. They are photography and writing! (My other passions are cooking and gardening!) You can find my other blog at Life in the Foothills! Be well! ^..^
I am so glad i started blogging because of things like this! I look forward to participating and hopefully expanding my “portfolio”/ just working on my writing in general.
I am glad that you found this site Tashina! I hope that you do participate! It is a fun way to work on the craft of writing, and it’s great exercise for the imagination! I am looking forward to what you come up with! Be well! ^..^
Great site and idea for flash fiction. I start a creative writing class 02/11/15, and I will pass your site on to the class.
This looks like a great concept. Glad I stumbled onto you 🙂
We are all having fun with this Amie! I hope that you join in!
Thanks for stopping by… I’ve bookmarked your place.
I’m a tad busy, but I hope to stop by sometime…
I hope that you do come and visit and write for the MFtS challenge! We, me and the writers who participate, are having a grand time with this challenge! Be well…. ^..^
I often mix prompts… And might not always show up on Mondays… or count words…
Liked that last photo of the ‘band’. Whir, whir…
🙂 That’s OK!
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Hi! I found you! To be honest, I saw a post by Douglas Daniel on Google+ and followed the link. I love fiction challenges and look forward to participating!
My only question, do we have the entire week to post a story?
I’ve included a link to my blog in case you would like to check it out.
Hi Debbie! The challenge runs from Mondays to Sundays, so yes you have all week to write a post. The post appears at 12:01 a.m. pacific daylight time. You have a lovely site! Keep in mind, that there is a word limit on the MFtS challenge. I hope that you participate! Everyone is having fun with my posts and I hope that you will too! Be well… ^..^
Thanks…. I looked though past prompts and wish I’d found you sooner. It looks like loads of fun. I’ll be posting something soon. Take care!
Thank you for joining in! I truly enjoyed your story! Well crafted! 🙂 Be well… ^..^
That was fun, in a dark sort of way.
I am glad, in a dark sort of way, that you enjoyed this challenge!
Joining the fun tonight!
Just found out this and looks fun!
Please join in! We, that is me and all the writers, have been having a blast! 🐻
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I would love to participate! Not sure how to go about it. I followed your blog so I guess I’ll get emails of each challenge? I’m quite confused about “pingbacks”…. Also when I participate do I just tag my story with… mondays finish the story ?
Wahoo! 🙂 You should get an email notification, or the challenge will appear in your reader. When writing your story, if you include a link to the weekly post, not the website. Do you know how to add links? If not, I can help you with that. I moderate comments and when I read the stories written I am looking at the blue frog list and the comments. When I read a story, I approve the comment, which then puts the pingback into the comment section of my post. Using the link and the blue frog give you better exposure for readers. Use the tag “Mondays Finish the Story,” “Fiction,” “Flash Fiction…” or anything that has to do with writing.
I am looking forward to reading what you write Lisa! Please let me know if you need more help. Be well… ^..^
oops…meant to leave my blog’s url. http://www.lisaannhardy.com
I would like to try your challenge. It sounds like fun. But it might confuse my wordpress followers as I have primarily a photo blog. Maybe adding another page. I have to do some research on keeping the two separate without starting a new web page.
Well, I am definitely having a problem linking up. Don’t know what the problem is.
Welcome Emilio to the Mondays Finish the Story challenge! I think you will have fun with this challenge. My “regular” blog, Life in the Foothills, was primarily photography and recipes. Then I discovered writing challenges. Over time you will find that your blog might evolve as mine did. I get about the same number of comments and likes on my stories as I do with my photography.
I wanted to offer some assistance with automatically having your link show up on the comment page of this blog. For the weekly challenge, click on the post for the week, and you will see the URL for that week’s challenge. Right click, and the click on copy. Going back to your post, you want to add this link within the post that contains your story. In text mode, the third button on the left says “link.” Click on the link button, and paste (Ctrl-V) where it shows URL. Then hit your enter button. In your post, you will see something that begins with |<. This is where you enter "Mondays Finish the Story." When you publish your post, I will be alerted that there is a comment awaiting moderation. Once approved, in the comment section of the weekly post it shows "Pingback" and the title of your post.
So, using the weekly post name and date, will get you in the comment section. Using the overall URL for this site will not. You can get more traffic by using the weekly post URL.
You managed to get your story into the Inlinkz story board. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. And, thank you for joining the family of MFtS writers! ^..^
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Thank you for your announcement Doug!