One Isn’t The Loneliest Number

Hoorah! It’s microprose time again. I’m filling in for Christine through the northern hemisphere summer, and I’m so excited. Microprose holds a very special place in my heart. For the past three years, I’ve participated in a weekly flash fiction challenge (aptly called the 52-week Flash Fiction Challenge) that offers single word prompts. Each week, contestants are required to craft a flash fiction piece using this single word. Funnily enough, Christine also started in flash fiction, writing to single word prompts at Trifecta.

This month, I turned to page 50 of the book I’m currently reading, and chose the 50th word on the page. The prompt word, hand, comes from Junot Diaz’s compelling novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. So, this month we’re asking you to;

Give us your best microprose using the word “hand”, in exactly 50 words.

This is the badge you need:

Below is the YeahWrite badge you need for this month’s microprose challenge. Below the badge is a few lines of code. See that? Copy it and then paste it into the “text” or HTML view of your post editor. If you don’t copy it exactly, the image will not appear correctly in your post, and you will receive an error message when you submit the post to Inlinkz. If you have any questions regarding adding this code to your post or website, please contact us at

How to submit and fully participate in the Microprose Challenge

Basic YeahWrite guidelines: must be in response to the single word prompt hand; your entry can be dated no earlier than Wednesday, June 7th; fiction or nonfiction, told in exactly 50 words; no poems, please. You may enter only one microstory per monthly challenge.

How to submit and fully participate in the challenge:

  1. You’ll need to grab the code beneath the microprose badge higher up in this post and paste it into the HTML view of your entry;
  2. Follow the Inlinkz instructions after clicking “add your link” to upload your entry to this week’s challenge grid;
  3. Your entry should appear immediately on the grid if you don’t receive an error message;
  4. Please make the rounds to read all the entries in this week’s challenge; and
  5. Consider turning off moderated comments and CAPTCHA on your own blog.

Submissions for this week’s challenges will close on Wednesday at 10pm ET. Voting will then open immediately thereafter and close on Thursday at 10pm ET. The winners, as always, will be celebrated on Friday.

Thank you for sharing with us your hard work! Good luck in the challenge…

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About the author:

Asha keeps moving from one side of the world to the other. Her most recent move has taken her back to Perth, Western Australia where she grew up. She lives near the beach but hates sand between her toes. It’s a real conundrum. Asha began blogging at YeahWrite in October 2014 with this post, and YeahWrite was lucky to pull her on board as a Contributing Editor in December 2016. She is currently working on a novelette that grew from a series of flash fiction pieces. Asha is published in a variety of places including Modern Loss, PANK, Dead Housekeeping, and SheKnows. You can find her inconsistent blogging at Parenting In The Wilderness, or at her fiction blog, FlAsha Tales.

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