Naflafiwrimo Day 15: Chaos Theory

I ran a workshop on flash fiction for UEA’s Creative Writing Society a while ago and I used some comics to demonstrate how few elements you can use to make a story. I got everyone to write a story using one of the comics as a prompt. I had another look at some of these comics to try to find some ideas for stories for this month and, using this smbc strip, wrote this.

Chaos Theory


A butterfly takes flight, creating air currents, transferring kinetic energy, shifting atoms that, years later, brush against the head of a sleeping scientist.

‘I have it!’ The scientist runs into the lab the next day. ‘It’s called ‘Chaos Theory’!’

Outside the window a butterfly grins. Everything is falling into place.



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I am Kieren McCallum, a third-year English Literature student at UEA, Norwich. View all posts by lemonmachine

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