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2022 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 about time.

As always, if you’re on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (or anywhere else), don’t forget to use the #FlashFictionFeb hashtag.

Flash Fiction Challenge

There are a lot of ways to write about time. Is it running out? Stretching out? Suspended? Is it being represented by a clock or a time machine? Is your character trying to get it back or are they trying to extend it?

For today’s prompt, let's write about time.

Remember: As mentioned yesterday, 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 capturing time:

Generations

The kitchen timer was shaped like a tomato. It was something that split my memories in two directions. I remembered the timeouts sitting in the corner, my sister grinning at me from across the room. And then I remembered weeknights sitting on the kitchen counter, watching my father chop onions and hum under his breath.

When I look at my daughter and my nephew, just now starting to crawl, I wonder what they’ll remember in twenty, thirty years. What memories will sweeten into nostalgia, called up in unexpected moments? 


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