A local hero is a fraud, and only he knows it (at least at the beginning of the story. The story can change that, or not).
Time Limit: 30 Minutes
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Duel
The story takes place in a diner in a very small town. Though nothing ever happens there, this story contains what will be the biggest, most life-altering moment in all of the lives of everyone present, from the staff to the customers.
TIME LIMIT: 40 Minutes
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 14: Small-Town Diner
You can write about whatever you want, but your story has been heavily sponsored, effectively turning the story into one big product placement (for a single product, not several). Whether the story is dramatic, comedic or whatever, the reader is left knowing that they’ve just read a subversive commercial.
Time Limit: 40 minutes
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 13: Little. Yellow. Different.
A relationship – romantic or otherwise – falls apart because of one (or more) participant’s strict adherence to a personal code.
Time Limit: 35 Minutes
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 12: Bros Before Hoes, and Other Mistakes
Creator: Lena Dunham
Continue reading 51. Girls
A fictional society (or an existing society presented in a fictional way) has a very specific process and event after a baby is born. Show us one such event.
Word Limit: None
Time Limit: 40 minutes
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 11: The Newborn
A character has died mere seconds before the story. The story centers around the person (or persons) at the scene immediately following this death.
TIME LIMIT: 35 Minutes
WORD LIMIT: 450
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 10: In The Moments After
One or both of the participants in a first date is pretending to like or put up with something that they cannot stand, because otherwise the date is going well
WORD LIMIT: 350
TIME LIMIT: 30 minutes
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 9: The Sacrifice
For this challenge, you will take a well-known movie, book, TV show or other pop culture phenomenon and distill it down to exactly fifteen words. A winning entry will be not only true to the subject matter, but clever as well.
TIME LIMIT: 15 Minutes
WORD LIMIT: 15 EXACTLY. A submission with more or fewer will be disqualified. Remember that the title of the work is not counted.
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 7: Distillation
I will provide the first line of your story. The next sentence starts with either “Fortunately” or “Unfortunately.” From there on, you alternate every single sentence starting with Fortunately or Unfortunately.
Finish the story by adding fifteen or fewer more sentences. There will be no word limit, because the number of sentences effectively takes care of that.
The opening line is:
I took the whole family on a vacation to the casino.
Continue reading Turbo Survivor II, Challenge 6: Fortunately, Unfortunately