TUFF Flash Fiction Contest Part Two

Did you take up the TuFF Challenge last week. If so you’ve already started writing your 99 word romance. This week adds another challenge. So exciting. Let’s get started!

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Welcome back TUFF, rodeo writers!

By now, you’ve figured out you have an entire month to work on your flash fiction entry to TUFF (The Ultimate Flash Fiction). That might lull you into complacency. It might tempt you to disregard the contest until the very end (October 26 when the submission form goes live with the final part). Let me convince you otherwise.

Mastering TUFF in its flash fiction form teaches you the skills every fiction writer needs. We all have to draft and we all have to revise. TUFF can be a tool to work on your story with progressive word constraints.

Last week, in TUFF Part One, you drafted a 99-word story. Do. Not. Touch. It. A raw draft is a raw draft. Let it be. What comes next are the tools of your writing craft. Use the next two constraints to revise your final 99-word story…

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

11 thoughts on “TUFF Flash Fiction Contest Part Two”

        1. Believe it or not, I am not able to reblog Abigail’s posts. I pressed the reblog button two or three times and got nothing. So I cut and pasted. It’s more work, but I still want to help her get the word out. I had 17 likes on Oct. 17. That’s pretty good. Dying is not a popular subject. I had trouble even making Ted die in Girls on Fire. 🙂

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          1. Strange stuff, this WordPress, eh? Generally it works pretty well so we notice any slipups.
            How are you going with Girls on Fire? I don’t remember Ted dying.

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          2. I haven’t worked on it for a while. I will wait until after we move before I tackle it again. According to my editor, the first half needed a major rewrite. I wasn’t at all prepared for that and frankly have no idea where to start. 🙂

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          3. I know the feeling, Marsha. I’ve had feedback on some of my picture book manuscripts and I just have absolutely no idea where to go from here. Everyone seems to have a different opinion.

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