FlashFeeD 1.9

Catch-up news.

A warm welcome to some new faces.

A big thank you to old friends.

I’m pleased to say that I finally rescued Sian from the overzealous spam robot this week.

This week.

The clock is ticking in the run-up top Christmas.

Think of those heroic delivery drivers, factory workers and retail folk this time of year.

Think of the very busy postal workers – with this in mind, I give you the prompt for this week.

 

Full rules here:

Focus on the fiction writing element of: emotion

 

 

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


 

FlashFeeD 1.8

Happy Thursday-Monday to you ๐Ÿ™‚

The Leaderboard is showing some great activity. Keep it going.

If you’re new, there is plenty of time to gain points – join in.

Full rules here:

Focus on the fiction writing element of: setting

 

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


 

FlashFeeD 1.7

Hello there,

Thanks for the great stories and fantastic support.

New writing prompt below.

Full rules here:

Focus on the fiction writing element of: genre (pick any you like).

 

 

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


 

FlashFeeD 1.6

Greetings.

Thanks for all the great stories and interesting results from the predicative text game – wonderful work all round.

Back to normal this week.

 

Full rules here:

The picture prompt this week. Focus on the fiction writing element of: character.

 

 

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


 

FlashFeeD 1.5

Welcome, my friends.

So… you have two options this week.

Option 1: Do the usual, look at the picture and focus on the story element of setting.

OR,

Option 2: You can earn a special badge for taking on a challenge task.

The special challenge isย  inspired by the predictive story craze that I first found thanks to David Shakes (several best selling authors have now joined in). You’re given a phrase, type it into a mobile, tablet or other device that has predictive text, then choose the next words that best make the story you want to post.ย  It gets harder as the ‘story’ gets longer so just stop when you feel it makes sense.

For this challenge, start with the words “The robot wanted to”

Here is my effort (blame my predictive text, not my subconsciousness). I’ve added in punctuation.

“The robot wanted to book a room for me to write.

I have been braver than you.

I think it’s worth a shot at the weekend and I will probably be safe to assume that you are not faithful.

Thanks very much for your help with the possibilities and the republic.

Thanks for all your support and inspiration.

I’m going away this weekend but I need to get the latest flash fiction love.”

Have fun. If you partake in the special challenge then Tweet my @flashdogs and I’ll add a badge for you.

Full (usual) rules here:

The picture prompt this week:

 

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


 

FlashFeeD 1.4

Thanks to all those that contributed last week.

Incredible stories and support all round. Top work.

A warm welcome if you’re new. You’re in a safe place, join in!

Full rules here:

The picture prompt this week:

 

Story must focus on the fiction element of : Plot.

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


A reminder on DogTreats:

If you’re registered, then you will be awarded DogTreats (community participation points) for posting stories, commenting etc.

The DogTreats will include badges for specific tasks or achievements (we may also award badges for special events, projects or previous achievements (such as FD anthology appearances)).

The DogTreats will also include ranks or levels. After certain milestones have been reached, you will achieve a new level. These are ranked by dog breeds, with small cute dogs to start and larger dogs (with bigger teeth) near the top of the ranks.

You’re all winners, so we won’t be providing judging. If you choose to take your ‘likes’ and comments as rewards, then we’re fine with that.

We hope this eases the workload on the competition and demystifies the murky and inconsistent world of judging.

Of course, you don’t have to register. We warmly welcome everyone that wants to participate in a friendly and positive community. If you do not register you will still be asked for your e-mail address and the first comment you make is likely to be held for moderation (to check for spam and content compliance). After this, your comments should be approved automatically. You won’t gain DogTreats by using this method (but I can always add missed points on later if you decide to register).

 

FlashFeeD 1.3

Thanks to all those that contributed last week.

It made my heart sing to see a certain flash fiction VIP and dragon aficionado once again. For newer folk, Rebekah is the reason many of us write flash fiction. Have a look at her shiny dragon badge, it’s the only one that will be issued.

You’ve all done an outstanding job with your stories and support for each other. Keep it coming. The amount of DogTreats that some folk have earned already means that I’m going to have to add further ranks ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A warm welcome if you’re new. You’re in a safe place, join in!

Full rules here:

The picture prompt this week:

 

Story must focus on the fiction element of : Emotion.

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


A reminder on DogTreats:

If you’re registered, then you will be awarded DogTreats (community participation points) for posting stories, commenting etc.

The DogTreats will include badges for specific tasks or achievements (we may also award badges for special events, projects or previous achievements (such as FD anthology appearances)).

The DogTreats will also include ranks or levels. After certain milestones have been reached, you will achieve a new level. These are ranked by dog breeds, with small cute dogs to start and larger dogs (with bigger teeth) near the top of the ranks.

You’re all winners, so we won’t be providing judging. If you choose to take your ‘likes’ and comments as rewards, then we’re fine with that.

We hope this eases the workload on the competition and demystifies the murky and inconsistent world of judging.

Of course, you don’t have to register. We warmly welcome everyone that wants to participate in a friendly and positive community. If you do not register you will still be asked for your e-mail address and the first comment you make is likely to be held for moderation (to check for spam and content compliance). After this, your comments should be approved automatically. You won’t gain DogTreats by using this method (but I can always add missed points on later if you decide to register).

 

FlashFeeD 1.2

Welcome to week 2 of the new platform.

You may have seen some technical difficulties last week. This was outside our control and we’re hopeful it won’t happen again, but there are still risks of outages or technical hitches as there are with any website. If something similar happens again then I’ll review the project and the website hosting.

Anyway, a massive thank you to all those that joined in last week and a very warm welcome to newcomers.

Full rules here:

The picture prompt this week:

 

Story must focus on the fiction element of : Setting.

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


A reminder on DogTreats:

If you’re registered, then you will be awarded DogTreats (community participation points) for posting stories, commenting etc.

The DogTreats will include badges for specific tasks or achievements (we may also award badges for special events, projects or previous achievements (such as FD anthology appearances)).

The DogTreats will also include ranks or levels. After certain milestones have been reached, you will achieve a new level. These are ranked by dog breeds, with small cute dogs to start and larger dogs (with bigger teeth) near the top of the ranks.

You’re all winners, so we won’t be providing judging. If you choose to take your ‘likes’ and comments as rewards, then we’re fine with that.

We hope this eases the workload on the competition and demystifies the murky and inconsistent world of judging.

We have tried to make this as easy as possible by enabling WordPress, Facebook and Twitter log-ins. If you use one of these methods it’s probably best to try to stick with it as we can’t guarantee the system will recognise your points using a different method.

Of course, you don’t have to register. We warmly welcome everyone that wants to participate in a friendly and positive community. If you do not register you will still be asked for your e-mail address and the first comment you make is likely to be held for moderation (to check for spam and content compliance). After this, your comments should be approved automatically. You won’t gain DogTreats by using this method.

 

FlashFeeD 1.1

Welcome to our new flash fiction ‘comp’ and community participation initiative, FlashFeeD. To see the original announcement, please click here.

 

 

Full rules here:

The picture prompt this week:

Story must focus on the fiction element of : Character or characters.

Stories will be limited to 2000 characters* (about 300 words), including the title.

*(The field itself will allow for 2050 characters, but this extra 50 characters is only to be used as contingency and it won't be increased).

Use the comment field to post stories, include your story title. Use the reply button on a particular story to provide positive feedback. Press the ‘like’ icon if you like a story.


A reminder on DogTreats:

If you’re registered, then you will be awarded DogTreats (community participation points) for posting stories, commenting etc.

The DogTreats will include badges for specific tasks or achievements (we may also award badges for special events, projects or previous achievements (such as FD anthology appearances)).

The DogTreats will also include ranks or levels. After certain milestones have been reached, you will achieve a new level. These are ranked by dog breeds, with small cute dogs to start and larger dogs (with bigger teeth) near the top of the ranks.

You’re all winners, so we won’t be providing judging. If you choose to take your ‘likes’ and comments as rewards, then we’re fine with that.

We hope this eases the workload on the competition and demystifies the murky and inconsistent world of judging.

We have tried to make this as easy as possible by enabling WordPress, Facebook and Twitter log-ins. If you use one of these methods it’s probably best to try to stick with it as we can’t guarantee the system will recognise your points using a different method.

Of course, you don’t have to register. We warmly welcome everyone that wants to participate in a friendly and positive community. If you do not register you will still be asked for your e-mail address and the first comment you make is likely to be held for moderation (to check for spam and content compliance). After this, your comments should be approved automatically. You won’t gain DogTreats by using this method.

 

If you take part and you’re registered (normally by logging in via WordPress, Facebook or Twitter) then we will award you a special Pioneer badge for participating in the first week.