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