Flash Fiction Challenge

I thought of this challenge as I was writing about the muggy heat of a rainforest afternoon, despite never having been to a rainforest. Most of my inspiration came from living in humid places and dialing that up to 11 (and reading about what it feels like to traverse a rainforest). I want my reader to feel like they are experiencing this stifling damp warmth along with my characters.

Then I thought, that would be a really interesting exercise! But I don’t really do exercises on this blog so I figured, let’s do a flash fiction challenge!

Using the picture below as inspiration OR your own experiences/setting, write a paragraph about a setting that makes your readers feel like they are really in that place. Use the weather, the different senses, the atmosphere of the place, etc.


Please post your responses in the comments below or feel free to share this flash fiction challenge on your blog! The more the merrier!


Author: V. Kane

I write YA fantasy, blog about it, and then take my dog out for therapy. My current manuscript is ANATHEMA, a story of two sisters caught up in a war between the gods. Find me on Twitter at @ValkyrieWriting or Instagram at books_and_dogs

2 thoughts

  1. I love this picture. It reminds me of driving through San Francisco. On the Great Highway you either get the timing right and cruise straight through or you stop at a light once city block at a time. I prefer the latter, actually, because as much as I’m a destination person rather than the journey there person while driving it’s very relaxing to linger along Ocean Beach this way. With the window down you get just a hint of salt breeze and the sounds of the surf, a distant crashing rhythm becoming part of the usual ambient traffic sounds. It’s like I can finally breathe again.

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