The 500 Word Weekend Write-In


#1

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In.

What is this all about?

Once upon a time, there was an Amazon website called WriteOn, similar in concept to Wattpad. It closed down after a couple of years, in 2017, leaving many readers and writers looking for a new home, and we were given a warm welcome to set up our home here at Wattpad.

WriteOn had a wonderful exercise every week, called the Weekend Write-In, and we have carried on that tradition here since 2016. Each week the staff would set us a task, to write a 500 word story (stories of this length are commonly known as Flash Fiction), using the prompt that they supplied. For example, their final prompt was “In 500 words, write a story in which a horn goes off”.

What are the rules?

The story should be around 500 words (although some us challenged ourselves to write exactly 500 words). It could be as short as you like, even one sentence, or as long as you like, but be aware that if you make it too far over the limit, you may not get as many people willing to take the time to read it. It can be anything you like; fiction, non fiction, poetry, mystery, romance, etc. Whatever takes your fancy.

Any other rules?

Yes. One. Be nice. The weekend write-in especially welcomes new readers, new writers, and writers not so confident in their abilities. Comments are welcomed, but they should be gentler. We want to encourage people to come here to have fun, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. The warm and welcoming community we built up on the weekend write-in on Amazon’s WriteOn was very special. We hope it continues here.

We will issue a new prompt in this thread every Friday

(To see all of the old prompts, please visit this thread in the old forums: https://www.wattpad.com/forums/discussion/1161818/writeon-weekend-write-in/#Item_121 )

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#3

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*** Weekend Write-In for 17th Aug 2018 ***
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“liar”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it is a lie

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein liar

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #liar

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#4

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 24th Aug 2018 ***
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“weather”: In 500 words, tell what happens when the weather affects the outcome

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein weather

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #weather

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#5

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 31st Aug 2018 ***
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“fun”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it is fun

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein fun

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #fun

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#6

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 7th Sep 2018 ***
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“new”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it is new

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein new

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #new

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#7

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 14th Sep 2018 ***
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“sudden”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it happens suddenly

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein sudden

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #sudden

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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Short Story - General
#8

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 21st Sep 2018 ***
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“argument”: In 500 words, tell what happens when there is an argument

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein argument

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #argument

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#12

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 28th Sep 2018 ***
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“slow”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it is slow

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein slow

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #slow

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#13

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 5th Oct 2018 ***
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“fall”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it falls

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein fall

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #fall

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#14

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 12th Oct 2018 ***
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“home”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it comes home

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein home

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #home

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#15

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 19th Oct 2018 ***
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“bump”: In 500 words, tell what happens when there is a bump

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein bump

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #bump

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#16

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 26th Oct 2018 ***
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“food”: In 500 words, tell what happens when food is involved

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein food

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #food

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#17

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 2nd Nov 2018 ***
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“package”: In 500 words, tell what happens to the package

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein package

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #package

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#18

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 9th Nov 2018 ***
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“ruin”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it is ruined

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein ruin

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #ruin

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#19

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 16th Nov 2018 ***
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“steal”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it is stolen

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein steal

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #steal

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#20

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 23th Nov 2018 ***
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“repeat”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it repeats

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein repeat

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #repeat

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#21

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 30th Nov 2018 ***
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“value”: In 500 words, tell what happens when it has value

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein value

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #value

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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#22

Welcome to the Weekend Write-In here at Wattpad. For more information on what this is all about, please see the top post in this thread.


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*** Weekend Write-In for 7th Dec 2018 ***
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“debate”: In 500 words, tell what happens when there is debate

To create your story:

  1. Go here: https://www.wattpad.com

  2. Click the ‘create’ menu item at the top of Wattpad and create your story as normal

  3. In the ‘tags’ add at least the following two tags:

weekendwritein debate

To find your story, and all the stories for this week, copy and paste:

#weekendwritein #debate

into the search area at the top of https://www.wattpad.com

NOTE: It can take a few minutes, or hours, or sometimes many hours, before your story appears in the tag search


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