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Unraveling Enigmas: Join Our Mystery Flash Fiction Challenge!

Welcome to our riveting Mystery Flash Fiction Challenge, where intrigue and suspense await at every turn! Sharpen your quills and unravel enigmatic tales as we delve into the world of secrets and deductions.

The Power of Flash Fiction Challenges

Flash fiction challenges are extraordinary opportunities for writers to weave captivating tales within tight word limits. These challenges, coupled with cues and prompts, ignite the spark of creativity and push authors to craft engaging stories that leave readers spellbound. Creating intricate plots and unexpected twists within a mere 200 words is no small feat, but it is precisely the kind of exercise that sharpens the storytelling skills of aspiring writers.

This Week’s Mystery Challenge: The Tarnished Pocket Watch

For this week’s challenge, we invite you to become a master of mystery. Craft a thrilling tale of suspense, crime, and enigmatic clues. Your story must abide by the specified word count of 200 words and be completed within 12 hours. The colors Midnight Blue, Ivory White, and Scarlet will set the tone, while the smells of Old leather and Jasmine perfume add to the ambiance. And at the heart of your tale lies the Obscure Item: A tarnished pocket watch.

The Rewards: A Journey to Remember

Your mysterious endeavors will not go unrewarded! The winners of this challenge will receive:

  1. Virtual Trophy or Medal: A unique virtual trophy or medal will be awarded to showcase your mastery of mystery.
  2. Shout-out or Interview: Step into the spotlight with a well-deserved shout-out or an exclusive interview. Your exceptional tale will be featured on,, and, garnering recognition and acclaim.
  3. Customized Feedback: Embrace the opportunity for growth with personalized feedback. Our experienced writers will provide insights into the strengths of your narrative and offer constructive suggestions for improvement.
  4. Social Media Feature: Your winning story will shine as it’s featured on my social media accounts, captivating readers from all corners.
  5. Anthology Consideration: The crème de la crème will be considered for inclusion in our upcoming Mystery Anthology. Selected authors will have their work immortalized in print, with proper author credits and royalty splits for 5 years.

Submission Guidelines and Copyright Notice

To make your story eligible for the challenge:

  1. Craft your mesmerizing mystery story, incorporating all the challenge elements in your own unique way.
  2. Mention the time it took to complete your story in your submission.
  3. Submit your entry as a comment on this post before 5 pm Mountain Time next Tuesday.
  4. All submissions will be run through a 3rd party plagiarism checker to ensure authenticity and originality.

By posting your submission as a comment, you grant copyright of your work at the time of posting. Rest assured, we’ll have your back if you discover your story being used elsewhere without your permission.

Now is the time to embrace the challenge, let your creativity unravel, and share your captivating stories with us! We can’t wait to be immersed in the world of mystery through the power of your words.

Happy writing, and may the clues lead to extraordinary revelations!

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