September 17th, 2016: “Sky”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Sky


Dave’s notes:

Today’s prompt is ‘sky’. I don’t really have a context for it, other than I finally started playing ‘Skyrim’. Today’s sky was grey and rainy, and I kept my head down; give me a story about a day where you’d look up!

See you in the comments! – DB

September 10th, 2016: “Buried”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Buried


Dave’s notes

Don’t really have much to say this week, so here’s the prompt, hope we get buried in submissions SEE WHAT I DID THERE?

See you in the comments? – DB

September 3rd, 2016: “Labor”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Labor


Dave’s notes

Tomorrow* is Labor Day here in the US. And I’ll be working 8 hours. So, yeah. Let’s see your 200 words inspired by ‘Labor’.

See you in the comments! – DB

*This post actually written on September 4th

August 27th, 2016: “Pinup”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Pinup


Dave’s notes

I was in the mall recently* and saw a Fallout poster that masquerades as an advertisement for Nuka-Cola. It featured a fetching young astronaut lass with a raygun, and it was cheap, and now it’s mine.

I like a good pinup. I also like a good game tie-in. More than either of those things I like participation in this writing prompt. So give me two hundred words inspired by the word ‘pinup’.

See you in the comments! – DB

*the mall has gone way downhill since I worked there as a high school senior. It was depressing. Even Sears was depressing.

August 20th, 2106: “Snapped”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Snapped


Dave’s notes

My glasses broke the other day, the wire frames parted right where the bridge-piece meets the left oval. Happened at work, right when I went on break. Had four more hours to go. They’re currently being held together with — believe it or not — poster putty.

You heard me.

Anyway, shit happens, things break, people break,  and I want to hear about it in two hundred words exactly.

See you in the comments! – DB

August 13th, 2016: “Medal”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Medal


Dave’s notes

A lot of you are watching the Olympics, or have been, or, like me, catching updates and video clips and news posts via social media… A couple particularly striking clips for me have been the medal ceremonies, and that got me thinking… (plus, there’s a lot of Star Wars stuff floating around this week, and I was thinking about the medal ceremony* at the end of A New Hope as well.)

So that’s your prompt, dear readers and writers: ‘medal’. Come at it any way you please.

See you in the comments! – DB

*where tf is Chewie’s??

August 6th, 2016: “Custom”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Custom


Dave’s notes

Yeah, I’m not telling you why this week’s prompt is “Custom”, except that I had something custom-made, I just got it, and I really love it. Not something expensive, just something personal just for me. It’s funny how nice that can feel.

Anyway, let’s see what you guys have to say in response to this prompt!

See you in the comments! – DB

July 30th, 2016: “The Flood”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

The Flood


Dave’s notes

Major flooding here in Maryland yesterday. Historic Ellicott City is being described as ‘destroyed’, with two dead. We don’t have to be that literal in our interpretation of ‘the flood’, and we certainly don’t have to be biblical, but surely when the waters rise there are stories to be told.

See you in the comments! – DB

July 23rd, 2016: “Doubt”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Doubt


Dave’s notes

I’m honestly not sure whether I should continue with #The200 or not, given the lack of participation. I’m going to troll the Twitters for people who will re-tweet the prompt, maybe. If that doesn’t work, I may just take a day and pre-program a few months worth of prompts to go up automatically, and then not think about it for a while.

Anyway, here’s this week’s prompt, inspired by the above…

See you (possibly?) in the comments! – DB

July 16th, 2016: “Delivery”

The 200 is a weekly flashfiction writing prompt, with the following rules:

  • Entries should be exactly 200 words (a ‘double drabble’).
  • You do not have to actually use the word in your piece.
  • There are currently no restrictions on content or genre.
  • There is currently no time limit on participation.
  • Entries should be linked in the comments section (until a link-up solution is found).
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Delivery


Dave’s notes

I had pizza delivered yesterday. It wasn’t that good. But I like the idea of having pizza delivered. Make a phone call, answer the door, sign a little piece of paper and viola! Hot, saucy pizza to stuff into my mouth.

That’s not the only kind of delivery, of course. There are many ways to go on this one, maybe I’ll see yours…

…in the comments! – DB