Last Laugh invites you to help create collaborative flash fiction. The following picture-inspired story, featuring artwork by Monologging artist, Michael Hassoun, needs to be completed by Saturday, October 24th. Every day, different authors around the world will be selected to contribute the next line. Find out how to submit your twist to the evolving plot by visiting the #FlashTag Submission Guidelines… Submit Free!

Photo by Michael Hassoun

Photo by Michael Hassoun



Last Laugh


#FlashTag @monologging The children were hungry. Mr. Burke pointed to a cafe on the square. “Let’s eat,” he said.

#FlashTag@ Yes! The children. But the table of the deceiving hands shall have their last feast. It is done!

#FlashTag@ A gypsy’s accordion rang riddles on the napkins. The children grabbed greedily for bread, not noticing the clowns.

#FlashTag@ Mr. Burke drank his wine.. A sad melody played. Burke thought his wife, Maria, would have enjoyed such a scene.  

#FlashTag @monologging The jokes came all at once. There was a breeze & then a gust. The umbrella toppled, glasses spilled, & plates crashed

#FlashTag @NairobiCollins The children ran away with the crumbs: The gypsies with the silver. Mr. Burke and the wind carried the music home.



Think you’ve got the next line to the story? Submit your #FlashTag response via Submittable!

Need a little help getting started? Click here to read: #FlashTag Examples