In these dark days, we all need a little escape from the daily grind. And so, let us revive the tradition of flash fiction on Twitter with #FlashFicFriday! Here's how it works: we'll publish a (non-binding) writing prompt on Monday. On Friday, we'll open the collector, and you can add a link to your flash fiction. Remember to tweet your link, using the #FlashFicFriday hashtag (optionally #FFF, use both if you have space). If you want to contribute a writing prompt, use the link in the sidebar.
If you're not familiar with how #FridayFlash used to work, it's pretty simple:
- Write a flash fiction story (1000 words or less, but it's OK if you run over a little)
- Post your story on your blog
- Add a link to your story to the collector
- Check out other stories, and leave a comment (most comments are complimentary, but constructive criticism is OK)
We're going to follow the same format for #FlashFicFriday, but I'd like to encourage participants to especially check out stories from new contributors. If you want to cross-post to #FridayFlash on Facebook or Google+, no problem! (Just be aware, there's another community on Twitter that uses the #FridayFlash hashtag, and it has nothing to do with flash fiction.)
#FlashFicFriday is a group effort, and you can be part of the group! The founders are:
- Katherine Hajer (@eyrea)
- Sylvia van Bruggen (@sylviavbruggen)
- Larry Kollar (@FARfetched58)
Contribute flash to the collector. Contribute writing prompts. Together, we can bring some of the fun and magic back to Twitter. Let's do this.