A stranger arrives one day. This person claims to know the answers to all the ills the world suffers, and how to cure them. The catch is this person refuses to tell what she/he knows.
Why not, and what will happen if those secrets are let loose in the world? Write a story about that.
Remember: Challenges are supposed to be fun, but don’t forget to stretch yourself and take risks. If you normally write fantasy, try science fiction. If you’ve never tried writing in first or second person, here’s your chance. The story doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, this is all about trying new things and gaining new skills, and most of all, having fun. Challenge stories can go up on the workshop at anytime. Put “Challenge” in the title so people can find it.
Challenges can be suggested by anyone and suggestions should be sent to Jaime (news (at) onlinewritingworkshop.com).