Thanks to everyone who sent messages of support over the past week. My father in law is home now and taking it easy. Hopefully once we get my mother in law’s treatments done with, everyone will be on the mend and life will return to an illusion of normalcy.
Last month, I issued a Twisted Freedom Flash Fiction Challenge. The responses from those writers that joined in were fantastic and each story was amazingly different. I really enjoyed reading all of them, a big thank you goes out to the writers for participating. If you have not read them and want to, here they are:
Ozlem Yikici – St Pauls at High Tide
Ken Broad – Escape
Sonia G Medeiros – Paper Airplanes
Haley Whitehall – Master of Freedom
So on to this month’s challenge which has been inspired by my family:
My five year old daughter has hit the age where she is questioning where babies come from with more vigour than she has ever done before. She has no longer been satisfied with the, “from their mother’s tummies” answer and needed a little bit more of a science lesson.
Oddly enough, at the very same time, my son who is six, has come to the conclusion, that all people on the earth, must be one big family. He goes to a public primary school in England and he learned at school this year that all people have come from Adam and Eve. He then questioned how anyone can make babies since we are not supposed to marry our family.
Members of my husband’s family have had some tests to their own faith lately. That is a faith that is deeply embedded in a creation story.
This month’s flash fiction challenge is to answer, “Where did I come from?” For this challenge, you can rewrite a traditional creation story or explain reproduction in a funny and unusual way. You could explain the creation or reproduction of aliens living on another planet or take inspiration from Planet of the Apes and explain the creation of a new species that takes over the earth. Anything goes as long as it answers the question, “Where did I come from?”
The stories are to be no longer than 1,000 words. They can be written in any genre. Post the story to your blog and then paste a link in the comments section below so we know where to look for them. You have until the last day of August to join in. Have fun and enjoy!