Flash Tales, Week Five: “Rites of Passage”


PROMPT: Write a story about a rite of passage that will become commonplace in the future. Tell us the story of an initiation that sheds light on the character of a society, and on the person being initiated.

GENRE: Science fiction, as loosely defined as you like it

LENGTH: < 1,200 words

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 16, 11:59 PM

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Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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5 Comments on Flash Tales, Week Five: “Rites of Passage”

    • It most definitely meets the brief! Technology, peer pressure, and consequences! Just the right balance of character and science, I think. Thanks for writing, Rose!

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