FlashFeeD 1.17

 

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.

New prompt below. Have fun.

Full rules here:

Focus on genre this week – ummm, mystery, if you can.

Love this pic – so much to work with

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 1.16

Exciting FlashDogs things are happening.

We had our first Zombie City Library post, in which community members save their favorite books from the  apocalypse.

#vss365 is an incredible success. Well done to those that are prompting and contributing.

FlashFeeD continues to be a source of great stories and community support. Keep it going. Invite friends. Welcome new people.

New prompt below. Have fun.

Full rules here:

No focus this week – be as creative as you like.

Just another day at FDHQ

 

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 1.15

 

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 prompt below. Have fun.

Full rules here:

Please focus on character 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 1.14

Sorry about any post confusion last week.

Some incredible stories – well done to all!

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.

Back to the prompt. Have fun.

Full rules here:

Please focus on setting 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 1.13

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

New story prompt below.

Full rules here:

No specific instructions this week – just have creative fun.

 

 

 

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 1.12

Enjoying the seemingly endless festivities?

 

Do you need a prompt to help create a flash fiction story and take you away from it all?

Please join in. You’re very welcome here.

Full rules here:

If you can focus on emotion this week, that would be grand.

 

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 1.11

Festive greetings to you.

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.

 

Full rules here:

If you can focus on character/s this week, that would be grand.

 

Any resemblance to Santa is purely coincidental.

 

VR, rainbows, the shoreline, and a random man – obviously

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 1.10

Hey, how’s things?

Any Christmas shopping left to do? If you’re like me, you’re normally more organised and are struggling with this whole “I’ve got loads of time left” approach to the looming deadline.

Pull up a chair. Grab a mince pie, and some mulled wine, obviously.

Fancy a festive prompt? I thought so.

Full rules here:

No specific fiction element rules this week – just have fun.

 

 

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 1.9

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 🙂

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.