#LastLineFirst – A #FlashFiction Challenge: Hiatus

last line first 300Once again, I must apologise for being a tardy host! I was supposed to post this on Monday, but life got in the way. Speaking of life getting in the way, I’ve decided to take a break from running Last Line First, so this will be the last post for a while. Thank you to everyone who has taken part. It’s been a delight to read your stories and wonderful to see what you’ve done with each new first line.

We started, back in January, with “He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.” from Frankenstein; or, the modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and we go into our break with not one but two great last lines:

  • I just hope I am making a big difference to these people’s lives. From Listen and Learn by Paul, and …
  • She would wait for this man, who she loved more than life itself, to wake and then she would break his heart and hers. From Heartbreak by Denise.

Thanks for playing, and keep flashing!

#LastLineFirst – A #FlashFiction Challenge: Week 16

last line firstGreetings on this Bank Holiday Monday! I hope you’ve had/are having a lovely day – wherever you are. I’ve got five minutes before I have to put the kids to bed so I’ll keep this brief … This is flash-fiction we’re talking about after all!

Your last line prompt this week comes from Stillness by Denise. I picked it because it grabbed me with its urgency.

Remember, you have until midnight (BST) on Sunday 3 May to comment on this post with your ≤200 word flash-fictions, and you can change the prompt however you see fit. For a full run-down of the rules and easy access to previous challenges and their stories please visit this page.

So, here’s your new first line:

Today the still small voice must be heard.

Happy flashing!