July is flash fiction month. In commemoration of this very short form, I’ve decided to use a prompt each day for thirty days to generate short works of fiction. I will post the results, as many stories as possible, here, on my blog. In other words, I’m going to share the prompts with you, prompts generated by someone else, and I’m going to let you see what I’m doing in real time.
However, I may not write something each day. I’m not going to dig myself in that deep! No way! If I do that, my inner narrator, a little girl dressed in black, cobwebs in her hair, hiding in the closet, will never come out. This is an experiment to see how much I can encourage her, coax her, help her be free, remember what it was like to be a girl, to make huge blotchy creations as well as fine line scribbles. To help her along, she’s getting her favorite of encouragement: dark prompts.
Also, if my inner narrator is feeling especially loquacious, scattered throughout may be discussions regarding flash fiction, dark fiction, and storytelling in general.
If you are receiving blogposts in your mailbox, know you will see an uptick in email from the site. It is impossible for me to say at this point what this will look like but just know this will be the case.
Also if you wish to join me using your own fiction based on the prompts I will be using you may wish to join my Facebook group. Posted stories will be kept to around 500 words maximum. If your work is longer, you may post a link to the story on the group page. If your group leader decides a piece is not suitable for whatever reason, you can expect to be given the opportunity to post something else.
Remember, flash fiction can be as few as let’s say 55 words and can be as long as around 1,000 more or less so there is a great deal of flexibility and opportunity to participate a few times during the course of the month.
I hope you will join me.
Whatever you choose, I will begin posting here before the official start of flash fiction month.
I wish you the very best. Thanks for reading.