Participation is dropping, which is sad. As much as it’s about quality (which we have in abundance) rather than quantity, I’ll need to look at the numbers over the coming weeks to see if its worth continuing.
A massive thank you to those that contribute have done so with such gusto over the last 17 weeks.
As always, write a story within the character limit, based on the prompt, below.
Keep liking, commenting and contributing and you get points (DogTreats). The more you are involved the more you get awarded. There are badges, ranks and leaderboards that showcase your participation.
While #vss365 continues its ascent towards world domination (TM-Image Ronin), we have attracted a small but very persistent number of hash-tag abusers (not a real thing, but it’s the easiest way to describe it). This has caused some mild annoyance to a few people and I’ve tried really hard, in various ways, to stem this flow. All attempts have been exhausted now, so I ask that if this is an issue for you that you consider different types of filters to help de-junk your #vss365 search. I know many of you do this already.
I tried, but it’s a rare failure, sorry.
In new news, an active community FlashDog member, Avalina, is very passionate about VR and sees it as a way of connecting members and enabling greater interaction. You don’t need a VR headset apparently. If you are interested send a Tweet to @flashdogs and we’ll put you in touch.
Now, to the main business…
FlashFeeD numbers seem to go down with happy prompts – so I’ll give you something darker this week.
Thanks for your wonderful continued creativity and awesome community support.
Remember that we have a new feature, Zombie City Library, in which community members will explain why they’re saving books from the apocalypse. I have a few volunteers already, just shout and I’ll add you to the list.
New story prompt below. It’s the sort of place that might be in Grind Spark the amazing debut novel from FlashDogs artistic director, Tam Rogers. If you didn’t get a copy already, I highly recommend it. A perfect tale for the times we face at the moment.
I’m loving the leader-board, the ranks, points and awards. Let me know every time you leave a book review for a member of the community (either a participant here or #vss365 or someone you know is part of the extended FlashDogs family) and I’ll start adding special badges to your collection.
Great to have your Christmas / Santa themed stories last week. Fabulous to see new folk, as always, you are very welcome.
Coming up soon, we will have our very first interview – with flash fiction legend, supreme story-teller and unofficial volunteer Cabury promotional executive for the US, Rebekah Postupak. I can’t wait.
This week, you have two prompts to chose from. Chose one or chose both – enjoy.