Saturday, April 20, 2013

FSF Challenge - Angles

Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:


A Fresh Angle

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Brad wanted to make a big splash at his new job, his first as an investigative reporter in a major market, and was quite excited when assigned to do a story on the wave of kidnappings and murders that had shaken the city. As a condition of his assignment, the editor insisted he approach the story from a fresh angle, something that would pique the readers' interest. It was hard work, but he had succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Brad knew what he wanted to say, and all he had to do was get back to the office and type the words into his computer. That would be child's play once he figured out how to untie the rope around his wrists.

My previous three posts:

  FSF Challenge - Edge

  National Poetry Month

  Welcome, Ukrainians! ( or Привіт, українці! )

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  1. Oh wow, didn't see that coming. Completely pulled me in. What in the world is Brad going to do?

    1. I don't know - I might have to come up with something in another FSF challenge!

      Thanks for reading!

  2. Now this is what you get when you read the prompt right! I loved it and this definately lends itself to a much larger story. I want to know how Brad continues and I see dark deeds as part of his life to make his mark as the number one reporter. Well done.

    1. Well, if he doesn't figure something out, I'll be able to do the "angel" prompt with the same story! It does sound like he'll do anything to get to the top.

      Thanks for the comment!

  3. That's great. Really enjoyed it. I had a feeling he might have gone for that angle. I'm glad he's pleased with himself. I just hope he can make his copy deadline.

    1. Deadline has an ominous ring to it, doesn't it? Maybe if I get the right prompt he can get that story posted.



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