And we’re back!
Last month I started a year-long monthly Flash Fiction Draw Challenge, and we had our first draw (which was a Fairy Tale involving a Tattoo Machine set in a Prison!) and the results were fantastic. Well, it’s the first Monday of the month, so I’m back and I’ve made the second round of draws.
I made a video of it (you can go check that out on my Facebook page if you want).
The chart from which the draws were made was this (minus the cards from last month):
And the result for February? Jack of clubs, queen of diamonds, and nine of hearts. Which means anyone who wants to play along is going to write a flash fiction piece of 1,000 words within the following guidelines: a crime caper, involving a compass, set in a soup kitchen.
Last month we had a dozen participants, and that was awesome! If you do participate, please pop a link to this post, or to the Facebook video above so I can gather all the stories again for a round-up post next week.
But the most important thing? This is supposed to be fun and inspiring. If it’s not working for you, take a pass. There’ll be another challenge on the first Monday of March (that’s March 5th), from the remaining eleven items on the list. The “rules” such as they are are pretty limited: You have to use the genre, the item, and the setting (though you can play a bit fast and loose within those guidelines), no more than 1,000 words, and the piece needs to be finished by next Monday (February 12th). That’s it.