Where did I come from? Flash Fiction Challenge

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 rules:

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!


About Billie Jo Schinnerer

Born and raised on the edge of the Helderberg Escarpment in eastern New York. Formerly a teacher. Moved to the North West area of England in 2003. Now a mother of three who doesn’t really know what she wants to be when she grows up.
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10 Responses to Where did I come from? Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Selena says:

    Oh, yea! Gonna give this one a try, Billie Jo!

    • I hope you do get the chance to join in.

      I think it will be a fun one. I have never written anything for one of my own challenges before but this may be the first one.

      Can’t wait to read what you come up with.

  2. So glad to hear your family is recovering, Billie Jo.
    I kinda think your son is onto something, saying he thinks we are all one big family…from the mouths of babes, as they say. 🙂

    • Thanks Cynthia, it is good to be able to relax a bit again.

      My children often prove time and time again that they are far more clever than most adults, myself included. They are certainly hope for the future.

  3. Erik g says:

    How cute and innocent his comments are! Odd your school would say all came from Adam and Eve! He would be really interested to know that it also says in the Bible when Adam and Eve got the boot they had to protect themselves from all the people that were living in a nearby city named Nod I believe!

    • Yes, you are correct, Nod was also where Cain went to find his wife. His school is not particularly religious but because it is a public primary here in England they have to do some religious education. It is very different here than in the states where they have separation of church and state. They seem to cover basic bible stories such as Adam and Eve, Noah and Mary, Joseph and Jesus but do not get too in depth.

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  6. yikici says:

    Heya Billie Jo,
    I hope this makes the mark, here’s my attempt: Challenge Taken: Once-Upon-A-Time

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