Woke up to snow this morning, again, and looking at the forecast, right now it seems like this might be the start of “there will never not be snow until spring.” So, y’know, ugh. Thank goodness there’s a new husky in the home. Max, like Coach, seems to like snow. That helps.
On the off chance this is the first month you’ve been visiting here, and if you’ve not read a roundup post before, the Flash Fiction Draw is 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 (stretching writer muscles, rather than stressing writers out). I make the draw on the first Monday of every month (the next—and final!—draw of the year will be December 3rd, 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):
With “Action/Adventure,” “Sandbag,” and “Bridge,” what did the authors come up with?
Here they are, alphabetically by contributor:
Jeff Baker wrote “Incident on a Dirt Road.”
‘Nathan Burgoine (that’s me) wrote “Crossing.”
“The Dark Netizen” wrote “Last Stand.”
Ralph Seligman-Courtois wrote “Kwai, Revisited.”
E.H. Timms wrote “Miles to Go.”
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 (final!) draw again on December 3rd. 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. The roundup for May (which was “Science Fiction,” “A Dog Whistle,” and “Above the Clouds”) is here. The roundup for June (which was “Fantasy,” “Hot Chocolate,” and “A Junkyard or Scrapyard”) is here. The roundup for July (which was “Mystery,” “Typewriter” and “A Dam”) is here. The roundup for August (which was “Ghost Story,” “An Earring,” and “A Tobacco Shop”) is here. The roundup for September (which was “Thriller,” “A Bag of Money” and “A Border Crossing”) is here. The roundup for October (which was “Horror,” “A Blood Drive,” and “Frog”) is here.