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2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 18

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write someone's online dating profile.

Fun fact: I met my spouse before dating apps were popular, so I never had the experience of trying to seem Fun and Interesting in a dating profile.

For today’s prompt, write someone’s online dating profile … but keep it classy, okay?

Flash Fiction Challenge

Remember: These prompts are just starting points; you have the freedom to go wherever your flash of inspiration takes you.

(Note: If you happen to run into any issues posting, please just send me an e-mail at mrichard@aimmedia.com with the subject line: Flash Fiction Challenge Commenting Issue.)

Here’s my attempt at writing an online dating profile:

Eddie, 25

Photo description: A generic College Student in a plaid button-down shirt, holding a beer, smiling awkwardly into the camera. The flash has over-exposed the image. There is a generic concrete wall as a background, which could be the inside of a prison but is most likely a bedroom in a college dorm.

Eddie, 25

4 miles away

Pros:

  • Is an excellent cook
  • Loves to read
  • Into running

Cons:

  • Rarely eats out because I was a waiter for one day and Saw Things
  • Compulsively finishes reading a book even if I hate it, complaining loudly the entire time
  • Fueled by anxiety, I use running as a way to avoid the crushing existential terror of the horrible darkness that awaits us all

Hope you swipe right, but won't be surprised if you don't.

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