January 19th, 2019: “Protest”

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.
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Protest


Dave’s notes:

There have been several protests lately, including a couple today that made the news mostly for their discomfiting collision. Write about a protest, whether it be mass or personal, loud or quiet, peaceful or violent.

Also, if you’re interested, follow me on twitter at @DavidWriting

See you in the comments! – DB

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January 12th, 2019: “Summoned”

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.
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Summoned


Dave’s notes:

Perhaps you’ve been called upstairs to answer to the big boss. Perhaps you’ve invoked an ancient evil. Perhaps both? Give me 200 words on ‘summoned’

Also, if you’re interested, follow me on twitter at @DavidWriting

See you in the comments! – DB

January 5th, 2019: “Wall”

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.
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Wall


Dave’s notes:

Well, it’s all over the news, so we might as well get something out of it that actually helps us: a writing prompt. Obviously yours doesn’t have to be a border wall; it doesn’t have to be concrete (if you’ll excuse the pun) at all. Have a character ‘hit a wall’? Give us 200 words about it.

Also, if you’re interested, follow me on twitter at @DavidWriting

See you in the comments! – DB

December 29th, 2018: “New Year’s Eve”

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.
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

New Year’s Eve


Dave’s notes:

Well this one is pretty self-explanatory. Give me 200 words about New Year’s Eve.

Also, if you’re interested, follow me on twitter at @DavidWriting

See you in the comments! – DB

December 22nd, 2018: “Message”

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.
  • Comments and concrit are encouraged but not required.

today’s prompt is:

Message


Dave’s notes:

Well, here we are at the Holidays, and I considered making the prompt for this week ‘Christmas’ or ‘holidays’ or something along those lines, but in the end I went with ‘message’, possibly because as I was sitting here thinking of a word, I received one through Discord. And I’m exactly that easy.

Does your character receive a message? Do they send one? Does something happen that they interpret as a message? Let’s find out!

Also, if you’re interested, follow me on twitter at @DavidWriting

See you in the comments! – DB

December 15th, 2018: “Memory”

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:

Memory


Dave’s notes:

A tweet, a little while ago, reminded me of a memory of my father, something he said to me in the car once; and then reminded me of another memory of my father, something he did for me in the car once.

Give me two hundred words about a memory, or about memory in general. Or take it in another direction entirely.

See you in the comments! – DB

December 8th, 2018: “Games”

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:

Games


Dave’s notes:

I try to buy myself a birthday present every year, mostly because no one else does. This year, because I’d just done a nice bit of side-work and had a little bit of extra money, I bought myself an Xbox One S. Which is not the newest version, and I only bought myself two games, but I’ve really been enjoying it.

What kind of games do you play? What kind of games do your characters play? Board games? Card games? …Deadly games?

Give me 200 words about games

See you in the comments! – DB

December 1st, 2018: “Earthquake”

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:

Earthquake


Dave’s notes:

It’s been a minute.

And by ‘a minute’ I mean a year. I stopped feeling creative, and I stopped writing, and there was no one participating anyway, so I let The200 trail off not with a bang but with a whimper, hoping to one day revive it.

Which brings us to now. I’m feeling better, except for the fact that I’m still not writing, and I’d like to change the latter, so here we go.

Give me 200 words about Earthquake

See you in the comments! – DB

 

October 15th, 2016: “Fences”

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:

Fences


Dave’s notes:

Good fences, it is said, make good neighbors. We’re surrounded by boundaries, demarcations, separations, alienations. They are as much a social lubricant as they are anything else.

Or maybe we’re just trying to move some stolen goods, I dunno, you tell me.

Give me 200 words about Fences.

See you in the comments! – DB

 

October 1, 2016: “Vacation”

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:

Vacation


Dave’s notes:

(yes I know, I skipped a week)

I took a short staycation this past week, four days off work in a row, paid; sat at home and played games and slept and cleaned and did laundry. It was magical. But now it’s over.

Where would you go on vacation? Where wouldn’t you go. Where in all of time and space, without limit or concern for cost? Where?

See you in the comments! -DB