We’re half-way through the year, which means a sixth collection of stories! As always, because this is so much more fun with friends: a hearty thank you to everyone who took part. I can’t believe we’re at the half-way point.
So, what am I talking about?
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 July 2nd, 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 “Fantasy,” “Hot Chocolate,” and “Junkyard or Scrapyard,” my wonderful group of author friends have all manner of awesome tales to offer you. Some are funny. Some are kind of sentimental and might give you a nudge in the feels. (Some are both, thankyouverymuch, Cait). All have some kind of magic.
Here they are, alphabetically by contributor:
Lilly Amadu wrote “One Man’s Trash.”
Jeff Baker wrote “Calburnus and Chocolate.”
‘Nathan Burgoine (that’s me) wrote “Crow, Rook, Raven.”
Cait Gordon wrote “Forsooth!”
Bruce Gordon wrote “The Junkyard Brownie.”
Jeffrey Ricker wrote “Found Objects.”
E.H. Timms wrote “The Stuff of Dreams.”
Jamieson Wolf wrote “The Shadow Queen.”
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 July 2nd. 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. The roundup for March (which was “A Romance,” “A VHS Cassette,” and “A Firewatch Tower”) is here. The roundup for April (which was “Historical Fiction,” “Rat Poison,” and “A Dirt Road”) is here. And the roundup for May (which was “Science Fiction,” “A Dog Whistle,” and “Above the Clouds”) is here.