• Micro Fiction Challenge: Prolix

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Micro Fiction Challenge     Comments 5 comments

    It’s not quite in proper usage that one might say, “My goodness, WriteByNight has ignored the Micro Fiction Club for a prolix length of time,” but it’s close. And we have! We have. Which means, of course, that your micro-fiction juices have been backed up for so long that they’re threatening to o’erspill the damn dam. Or whatever. i.e., we expect BIG things from you here.

    Prolix is an adjective which means “extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy,” and/or “(of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length; so long as to be boring.” Noun forms: prolixity, prolixness; adverb form: prolixly.

    That’s a word a writer can have some fun with, yo.

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a piece of flash fiction using the word prolix, in any of its forms and/or definitions. As always, keep your story to 25 words or less (don’t. be. prolix), write it out in the comments section below, click “Notify” to keep abreast of your competition, and feel free to use a pseudonym if you’re shy. Your story doesn’t have to make us laugh, but as some cutesy fool once said, “Funny is money.” We’ll announce the winner in this space soon, and we’ll give a shout-out to our favorites on Facebook and Twitter.


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    Jon Simmons

    Attention! The word prolix definitely, absolutely never should be defined how you defined it here on your website. Do you even know what it means?

    J. Sommers

    Attention! Obviously she knows how the word is defined. Not only by showing the real definition, but by saying in the first line, with what is clearly facetiousness, that the representative line isn’t representative, but rather a perversion of the word. I don’t understand why there are so many weird commenters on this site. I should just unsubscribe.

    I hope this won’t count as my entry.

    Jon Sommers
    (NOT to be confused with Jon Simmons)

    Jon Simmons

    Jon, my comment was my entry.

    Carrie Winters

    Every Jon, Jon and Jon has an opinion these days.

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