The stories are in! Before anything else, I want to say a huge thanks to everyone who put together a story this month—Crime Caper wasn’t something that came naturally to me, so on the level of “try something new” I got to stretch a bit, and judging by the comments of a lot of the posting authors, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.
Flash Fiction Draw is basically a randomized card-draw that spits out a genre, an object, and a location, after which writers have a week to come up with up to 1,000 words that fit the criteria. It’s meant to be for fun and inspiration, rather than for serious competition. I do a draw on the first Monday of every month (the next draw will be March 5th, if you want to join in) and post results the following Monday, updating the post as I find new stories writers have written.
These were the cards drawn (and what they meant):
Given “Crime Caper,” “A Compass,” and “A Soup Kitchen,” what sorts of things did the authors come up with?
A little bit of everything. Obviously, last month’s “Fairy Tale” had more wiggle room, but even this month there were some who went paranormal with their capers, or amusing, or a little grim, and I love the variance on display. Here they are, alphabetically by contributor:
Lilly Amadu wrote “Moral Compass.”
Jeff Baker wrote “The Way Which Thou Shalt Go.”
‘Nathan Burgoine (that’s me) wrote “Gone to Hell.”
Alex deMorra wrote “Nothing But Time.”
Cait Gordon wrote “An Immoral Compass.”
Ralph Seligman-Courtois wrote “Expiration Date.”
E.H. Timms wrote “Fortune Cookies.”
Jamieson Wolf wrote “The Lucky Ladies Soup Kitchen.”
Did I miss your entry? Let me know and I’ll add you to the list! And by all means join us next month, when I do the draw again on March 5th. And if you want to see what people came up with for previous stories? The round-up for January (which was “A Fairy Tale,” “A Tattoo Machine,” and “A Prison”) is here.