To challenge myself and get myself back into a drafting made to go along with all of the editing I’ve been doing this year, I’ve decided that I’m going to write a speculative fiction flash piece every day this week, starting today, Monday to Sunday.
The rough target will be in the 250-500-word range, but I don’t promise to stay inside that. I’ll write until the story is done. It’s possible there might be a drabble (exactly 100 words) and it’s possible I might come within striking distance of 1000 words (where I personally take the cut off for flash fiction).
Every day, I’m going to go to a random word or random picture generator somewhere on the internet, take three random words or images, and interpret them into a story. This is an experiment I’ve done a couple of times in the past and it’s fun and satisfying.
This will also be single-draft, written in one sitting, polished as I go, here’s the finished product fiction. Start to finish in one session at the keyboard. Seven days in a row.
Will the stories be good? I hope so. I hope they’ll also be fun and maybe give someone somewhere something to chew on mentally. They’ll post to my blog before I go to bed each night, which will probably mean that there will be a couple of days with more than one post this week, and I’ll send the link to Ko-fi, Facebook, and Twitter while I eat breakfast the next morning.
There should probably be a hashtag. #7DayFlashFictionChallenge seems kind of long, but it’s what I’m going with.
I should probably go figure out that first story.
Stay safe and be well, everyone.by