The NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge is underway. The results for the first round came out recently, which will be added to the second round. I posted about my RomCom story and more details on how this challenge works in a previous post: NYCM Update.
I got 14th place for my RomCom story, so I received 2 points for that round. The second round assignments were released and I was much happier with my prompts:
LOCATION: A cave
OBJECT: A selfie stick
The story I wrote in less than 48 hours took a bit of a Sci Fi turn, so I hope that doesn't hurt me with the judges. But I've also realized that I have two goals with doing these NYCM Challenges:
1. To stretch my writing muscles in genres that I'm not skilled at.
2. To create some new stories that could eventually be submitted for publication. (Sometimes this will mean revising the stories after the contest to make them better, of course, and more speculative if needed.)
Here's the title and synopsis of my flash (under 1000 words) Suspense story:
Title: "The Heat From Beneath"
Synopsis: While researching an unusual source of heat in an underwater cave, a pair of marine archeologists encounter trouble.
The results will be out in October and only the top 5 point-earners will advance.