Fourth month, fourth collection of stories! I’m so appreciative to everyone who takes part in this wee prompt/contest/what-have-you, so before anything else: a thank you to everyone who took part.
So, what is this?
Well, the 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 May 7th, 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 “Historical Fiction,” “Rat Poison,” and “A Dirt Road,” things could have gone pretty much anywhere (and anywhen, be it the 290 BC or the 80’s) and they did!
Here they are, alphabetically by contributor:
Jeff Baker wrote “All Roads Don’t Lead to Rome.”
‘Nathan Burgoine (that’s me) wrote “Lucky.”
Alex deMorra wrote “Come Tuesday, The Cathouse.”
Cait Gordon wrote “Ye Filthy Rat.”
E.H. Timms wrote “Exit Left, Pursued by a Glare.”
Jamieson Wolf wrote “Thorns of a Rose.”
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 May 7th. And if you want to see what people came up with for previous stories? The roundup for January (which was “A Fairy Tale,” “A Tattoo Machine,” and “A Prison”) is here. The roundup for February (which was “A Crime Caper,” “A Compass,” and “A Soup Kitchen”) is here. And the roundup for March (which was “A Romance,” “A VHS Cassette” and “A Firewatch Tower”) is here.