Fractured Friday: A Literary Black Friday

Fractured Friday: A Literary Black Friday
November 20, 2015 2 Comments Friday Fiction, Writing Prompts Stephanie Ayers

A couple of summers ago, I had the great fun of collaborating with other writers to produce “Flip Flop Fiction.” Using the Mad Hatter and his hat as the mode of time travel, characters from one story would make an appearance in another story and change it. We had wonderful fun twisting the fairy tales.

When we were coming up with ideas for the writing site, Fractured Fiction came to mind. A.L. Mabry suggested we do it with nursery rhymes instead, so, voila! Our Write Side proudly presents Fractured Fridays: fractured flash fiction, putting new spins on the nursery rhymes we all know and love.

For the rest of this month, we are going to go in a different direction using literary characters from all types of stories as our prompts.

The rules are simple:

  1. Read the information.
  2. Read the challenge.
  3. Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
  4. Share the url to your story in the comments OR, if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments. Either way, it will be seen.
  5. Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
  6. Have FUN!

Now, are you ready for the prompt?

Many authors choose hunters for their stories. Some are great hunters, with great intentions, while others have less savory intentions. No matter what, they are great at what they do. Black Friday is coming, and in order to score the best deals, you have to do some hunting of your own, so for your prompt this week, take any one or all of these characters Black Friday shopping.

Who will score the best deal? Will there be bloodshed and dismemberment? Teamwork and cohesion? You decide.


  1. Van Helsing
  2. Allen Quartermaine
  3. Gale Hawthorne (Hunger Games)
  4. Headless Huntsman (Sleepy Hollow)
  5. Aragorn
  6. Ramsey Snow

Since this week leads up to a holiday, you have an extra week to write your response. Your deadline is Thursday, December 3, 11:59 pm EST to tell us all about your Black Friday conquests.

Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 2 Comments

    E.W. Storch

    omg, Ramsey Snow?! THAT could be interesting…

    1. 2 Comments

      Stephanie Ayers

      Hi! Nice to see you around here again. 🙂


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