Tagged: Flash Fiction Day

Flash Fiction Day 2019

Stories written for Flash Fiction Day 2018: I’ll be updating this post throughout the day if you want to keep up. If you’d like to get involved with this event yourself, you can sign up here! As long as it’s still June 15th in your time zone, it’s not too late!


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“Stop evildoer!” cried Sharkman, as his amazing shark tail propelled him swiftly after the ne’er-do-well’s jet-ski.

“No thanks,” said the evildoer, doing an epic jump over a really big wave before skidding to a halt on the beach. “You can’t follow me on land.”

“Mhhhhhh hmmmmmph faaaaaah!” cried a voice(?) from nearby.

The villain turned. There stood a figure with the head of a shark and the body of a man. He struck a heroic pose, his face set in an expression of…well, it was a shark face so it wasn’t particularly expressive.

“What?”

“Mhhhhh hmmmmmmph faaaaah!” the figure repeated.

“He says ‘Not so fast!’” explained yet another newcomer. “For while Sharkman fights crime at sea, Manshark fights it on the land!”

“And who are you?” the criminal demanded.

“I’m Mansharkman. My superpower is the ability to interpret Manshark.”

“And here’s his sharky sidekick!” cried Sharkman, holding aloft a flapping sharky form. “Mansharkmanshark!”

“Okay, yeah, no.” The criminal threw up his hands. “This is clearly one of those stories that just degenerates into recursive nonsense, and I’d rather give myself up than have to sit through it.”

“Awww,” harrumphed Mansharkmansharksharkmanmanmansharkmansharksharkmanman. “You’re no fun!”

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The Official Flash Fiction Day 2019 Blog Post

It’s that time of year again! Somewhere in the world it is June 15th, and so (for the people living there) Flash Fiction Day has begun. If it’s June 15th where you are, you may start writing too.

If you haven’t signed up already, it’s not too late! Simply leave a comment on this post and I’ll add your name to the list.

Here’s the plan for the day:

  1. The event begins at the very start of June 15th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Post a link to your post in the comments below. I’ll approve it and add the link next to your name as quickly as possible.
  5. Write more stories! Edit those new stories into to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this. All your stories must be available through the one link you give me – I will not be sitting around all day adding second/third/fourth/fifteenth links for every single participant.
  6. That’s it! All your stories for the day are available in one place where readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 15th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.

And here are the people who’ll be doing it!

Damon L. Wakes (Flash Fiction Day 2019)

doodlerTM

GDeyke (Flash Fiction Day (2019))

KiriHearts (Flash Fiction Day 2019)

OneWithTheStars (Kaleidascope 2019)

WindySilver (Flash Fiction Day 2019, June 15th: My entries)

June 15th: Flash Fiction Day 2019

June 15th is Flash Fiction Day and, as always, I’m running my unofficial flash fiction marathon. This Saturday, write as many very short stories as you can and win the satisfaction of having written as many very short stories as you could.

(One story is fine. In fact, it’s one more than most people manage.)

Here’s how the whole event will play out:

Before June 15th:

  1. Comment on this post letting me know you want to take part.
  2. I put together an “official” Flash Fiction Day post listing all the participants.

On June 15th:

  1. The event begins at the very start of June 15th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Post a link to your post on my official FFD post (not this sign-up one). I’ll approve it and add the link next to your name as quickly as possible.
  5. Write more stories! Edit those new stories into to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this. All your stories must be available through the one link you give me – I will not be sitting around all day adding second/third/fourth/fifteenth links for every single participant.
  6. That’s it! All your stories for the day are available in one place where readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 15th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.

Apologies for the extra bold text this time around – it’s just there to add clarity. Every year I have to re-explain the process to at least one person who’s got things mixed up, and it eats up time that’s already stretched between running the event and writing my own stories for it. Please feel free to ask questions if you’ve got them, but ideally get them out of the way before the 15th (and ideally check the example linked above before asking)!

Have fun, and remember to get some tactical sleepytime even if you’re planning to write a whole lot of stories!

Flash Fiction Day 2018

Stories written for Flash Fiction Day 2018: I’ll be updating this post throughout the day if you want to keep up. If you’d like to get involved with this event yourself, you can sign up here! As long as it’s still June 16th in your time zone, it’s not too late!


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“Hey, isn’t it Flash Fiction Day today?”

“OH SHI-

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The Official Flash Fiction Day 2018 Blog Post

Welcome fans of flash fiction! During the 24 hours of June 16th (in their respective time zones), the people listed here will be attempting to produce as many flash fiction pieces (between one and one thousand words inclusive in length) as possible.

If you haven’t signed up already, it’s not too late! Just leave a comment on this sign-up post letting me know you’re a new writer who wants to join in. You can then leave a link to your Flash Fiction Day post below. Separating sign-ups and submissions like this makes it easier for me to work out if I’m adding a whole new participant to the event or if I’m just pasting a link next to a name that’s already in there.

Here’s the plan for the day:

  1. The event begins at the very start of June 16th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Post a link to your post on my official FFD post (not this sign-up one). I’ll approve it and add the link to the post itself as quickly as possible.
  5. Write more stories! Add those new stories to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this.
  6. That’s it! All your stories for the day are available in one place where readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 16th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.

And here are the people who’ll be doing it!

Anonymous

blackflamingo777

CherryBerry545 (Flash Fiction Day Submittions 2018)

DamonWakes (Flash Fiction Day 2018)

Domaex

doodlerTM

GDeyke (Flash Fiction Day [2018])

Glasses-And-Blades

jdeyke (Flash Fiction Day 2018)

Lance Greenfield (Flash Fiction: The Bottle Dungeon)

Lulu Allison

lion-essrampant

OneWithTheStars (Kaleidoscope 2018)

Psycho-Semantics (Flash Fiction Day 2018)

Sakkeru

sEvennall

snickiedude

squanpie

The-Inkling (Flash Fiction Day 2018)

theboyrage

toxic–sunrise

Volequeen

WindySilver (Flash Fiction Day, June 16th 2018. My entries.)

WizardandGalaxy (Flash Fiction Day 2018 Submissions)

June 16th: Flash Fiction Day 2018

This year National Flash Fiction Day is June 16th, and so that’s the day I’ll be hosting my annual flash fiction extravaganza. The rules are simple, so I’m just going to go ahead and copy the same ones as last year:

Before June 16th:

  1. Comment on this post letting me know you want to take part.
  2. I put together an “official” Flash Fiction Day post listing all the participants.

On June 16th:

  1. The event begins at the very start of June 16th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Post a link to your post on my official FFD post (not this sign-up one). I’ll approve it and add the link to the post itself as quickly as possible.
  5. Write more stories! Add those new stories to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this.
  6. That’s it! All your stories for the day are available in one place where readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 16th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.

That’s pretty much it! If you’re interested in the event, all you have to do now is leave a comment on this post letting me know and I’ll add your name to the list. You don’t need an account – or even to provide an email address – to comment (though if you do decide to comment without an account, please remember to enter the same name you intend to use on the day).

Remember: even though this event will run for 24 hours, it’s not mandatory, recommended, or probably even advisable to spend that entire time writing. Even if you write just one story you wouldn’t have otherwise, the day will have been a success. Even if you try and fail to write one story, that’s a good effort. And even if you’re some sort of literary Rambo who’s going to try and get their story count into triple figures during the event, it’s probably still a good idea to get some tactical sleepytime at some point.

Flash Fiction Day 2017

Stories written for Flash Fiction Day 2017: I’ll be updating this post throughout the day if you want to keep up. If you’d like to get involved with this event yourself, you can sign up here! As long as it’s still June 24th in your time zone, it’s not too late!

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“Buttman to the rescue!”

“Wait, what?”

“Your friendly neighbourhood Buttman is here to rescue you. That’s what.”

“Yeah, I got that. The whole thing sort of came out of left field for me, though. I thought you just had a really impressive cleft chin or something.”

“Nope. My heroic visage is a sign to evildoers everywhere that they’re in for a serious ass-kicking.”

“Oh.”

“No ifs, ands, or butts.”

“But…surely there are butts? Surely that’s your whole superhero persona?”

“I guess…”

“And isn’t it a little unwise to bring up ass-kicking when your face is…you know…”

“Look, everyone has an ass, alright? I’m not the only person that can be flipped against. When other superheroes talk about ass-kicking, you don’t assume it’s going to be theirs that gets kicked, do you?”

“I think other superheroes just avoid that sort of pottymouth altogether, if I’m honest.”

“Hey! Don’t be cheeky.”

“Was that a butt pun?”

“I crack jokes. It’s part of my persona.”

“Oh.”

“When I said ‘crack’ just now, that was also a…”

“Yeah, I got that.” Continue reading

The Official Flash Fiction Day 2017 Blog Post

Welcome flashers one and all! During the 24 hours of June 24th (in their respective time zones), the people listed here will be attempting to produce as many flash fiction pieces (between one and one thousand words inclusive in length) as possible.

If you haven’t signed up already, it’s not too late! Just leave a comment on this sign-up post (no account or email required) letting me know you’re a new writer who wants to join in. You can then leave a link to your Flash Fiction Day pieces below. Separating sign-ups and submissions like this makes it easier for me to work out if I’m adding a whole new participant to the event or if I’m just pasting a link next to a name that’s already in there.

Here’s the plan for the day:

  1. The event begins at the very start of June 24th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Submit a blog post titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Comment with a link to your post on this Official Flash Fiction Day blog post. I’ll add a thumbnail next to your name as quickly as possible, but until then people can at least find it in the comments.
  5. Write more stories! Add those new stories to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this.
  6. That’s it! All your stories for the day are available right here so readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 24th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.

Continue reading

June 24th: Flash Fiction Day 2017

It’s that time of year again! On June 24th (this time to coincide with Calum Kerr’s previously unrelated National Flash Fiction Day) I will be holding a 24 hour flash fiction extravaganza lasting a whopping 48 hours. Time zones are funny that way. Here’s a run-down of the rules/guidelines that I’ve shamelessly copied from the 2015 and 2016 events (though you might notice that those links point to deviantART, but you’re just as welcome to participate here without an account or even an email address).

Before June 24th:

  1. Comment on this post letting me know you want to take part.
  2. I put together an “official” Flash Fiction Day post listing all the participants.

On June 24th:

  1. The event begins at the very start of June 24th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Post a link to your post on my official FFD post (not this sign-up one). I’ll approve it and add the link to the post itself as quickly as possible.
  5. Write more stories! Add those new stories to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this.
  6. That’s it! All your stories for the day are available in one place where readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 24th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.

That’s pretty much it! If you’re interested in the event, all you have to do now is leave a comment on this blog post letting me know and I’ll add your name to the list (so if you’re commenting without an account, please be sure to enter the same name you intend to use on the day). The participant count tripled between last year and the year before, so I’m hoping for an even better turnout this time around! Even if you only get one flash fiction piece written all day, that’s one more than you would have had otherwise.

Flash Fiction Day 2016

The following are my stories, all written in just 24 hours as part of Flash Fiction Day 2016 (I’ll be updating it over the course of the event). If you’re looking for all the other stories written for this event, then that link will have them all. If not, you may as well read on!

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“Gnome-slave!” The White Witch clapped her hands.

“Yeah?”

The witch rolled her eyes. “Gnome-slave, I am the malevolent ruler of an enchanted land, and you are the trusted servant who sits at my right hand. When I summon you, it is a thing of great import. Do not simply say ‘yeah’ in response.”

“Sorry,” said the gnome, hurriedly. “I mean: ‘Yeah, yer maj?’”

The witch rolled her eyes again. It wasn’t perfect, but it would have to do: on this day her minion’s sloppy throneroom etiquette was the least of her concerns. “Gnome-slave, I have received word that certain Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve have chanced upon my realm, transported through the ensorcelled wardrobe of the tales of old.”

“Yeah?” said the gnome, again. Then he spotted the witch’s expression. “That is, ‘ow portentious an’ wotnot. Do continue.” Continue reading