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Flash Fiction Challenge – Travel


Every week my daughter comes home with a writing challenge. She’s only in Junior school and I think that this is a brilliant idea and that I would share this week’s one with you.

The task (modified slightly for adults) is;

1) Write a 1,000 word short shorty.
2) The  them is; You have travelled across space for many years and finally arrived on a distant planet. What is it like there? Who do you meet? What happens to you?
3) You have one week to write it. If you want, send it to me and I’ll publish it here on the blog as a ‘guest’ post.

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About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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