Sunday 1 October 2023

#WEP - October #FlashFiction Challenge - The Phantom of the Opera - Post October 18 - 20


Welcome to the October Challenge 

for WEP - Write...Edit...Publish,

The Phantom of the Opera!

Hey writers, Renée here with our next challenge. We chose the movie The Phantom of the Opera to inspire your writing for this month's WEP Challenge. 

Post October 18th to 20th, 2023


FYI: Nila summarizes and gives possible scenarios. But it's all up to you. 

What did you find the most inspiring? Rich pickings here for interpretations - obsessive love, abduction, child abuse, period romance, horror, disfigurement and disability and their acceptance, body image and confidence, music and musical careers...

We set aside October to celebrate speculative fiction, horror, and paranormal, but as always no bar on any genre except erotica.

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Wishing you an amazing October.

Bring on the entries!




Our next movie prompt is for December. How about this?

The subject is all up to you!

Go HERE for ideas ...

Post - December 1st thru the to 15th, 2023


 Renée &Denise for the team:



  1. Happy writing. I am looking forward to some wonderful reading. As always.

    1. It's sure to be fabulously spooky!

    2. Thank you so much for your reading, Sue. We value you more than you know. It's sure to be a thriller.

  2. I don't think that my comment on Shilpa Gupte's flash took. I tried to say that I was smiling - and can think of worse things to become than a well loved and pampered house cat.

  3. Sigh: I don't think my comment on Pat Garcia's post took either. Thank you for this lovely and loving take on the prompt.

    1. Thanks for taking advantage here to make those comments. It's quite frustrating. I changed mine to a separate page, as recommended by Alex. Doesn't help the other blog sites though.

  4. I'm gonna try and read what I can. With my laptop being dead, I may not get to everyone's entry but, I will try.

    1. You can only do your best. So happy to see you posting again!

  5. I don't know if my comment took on Damyanti's blog. I thoroughly enjoyed her powerful story about a son tortured by the spirit of his ne'er-do-well father.

    1. My comment for Damyanti didn't take either. She packs so much power into her words!

  6. Hey all! I've finally finished my reading and I didn't have any trouble commenting, well, except Word Press used my Word Press blog in the comments, but otherwise it was a relief. Judging by the paucity of comments on mine, I guess blogspot wasn't allowing comments.

    I would appreciate a comment in the C-box or here in comments as I'd like to know what you think. Sorry I was late doing the rounds, but I've been driving for 4 days across Australia through 4 time zones and states. Here I am in South Australia by the beach for 2 weeks, then the drive back, oh my.

    Thanks for many great reads...

  7. THANK YOU one and all. I have, I hope, read all the entries and as usual they covered a wide range and delighted me.

  8. For Olga:

    Folks, I have been away until today, visiting my friend in LA. That's why I'm so late in reading all the entries. Sadly, not every site allows me to comment. To those that don't, I will comment here.

    Denise, I couldn't comment on your post. It's charming and tragic, utterly beautiful.

    Nila, I couldn't comment on your post. It was very atmospheric and totally engrossing. Your story is unfolding in an unexpected direction.

    Beth, I couldn't comment on your post. Your story is short, but it packs a punch. Finding a place for your creativity is a wonderful gift for any artist.

    Jamie, I couldn't comment on your post. Sorry to hear about your husband's medical woes. I hope he heals soon.
    What a fantastic story your flash is! Fear and music and reality and imagination all blended together.

    Ornery Owl, I couldn't comment on your post. What a great essay you wrote. Informative and emotional and underlined with ethical issues.

    Damyanti, your site seems to have eaten my comment. Congrats on your new release. What a powerful story you have crafted. I wonder: what has the priest done for his family?

  9. Hi.
    I would like to know where and how to submit my flash for the anthology.


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