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Welcome to Flash Fiction Month 2015.  Welcome to the first day of the rest of your summer.  Or winter, if you live your life upside-down.  It takes all sorts.

VIVA!!!!!



Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story of between 55 and 1000 words in length every day for the month of July.  We’ll make it easy by posting prompts every day.  We’ll make it fun by cheering each other on.  We’ll make it ridiculously hard by posting challenges for you to attempt every couple of days.

Our inaugural chat event is shaping up to be fun.  So far there has been much talk of bowel movements, which I am sure is a positive and sharing experience for all.  If you can join us in the next hour or so, please do so.  Otherwise, pop along to the FFM Chatroom (chat.deviantart.com/chat/flash…)any time this month and hang out, ask questions, talk about your poo and generally get to know your fellow participants.

Because today is the very first day I’m going to make it easy peasy.  No challenge today, just a load of fat juicy prompts to get that prose rust oiled away.  If you know what you're doing, skip straight to the prompts provided in the comment below.

On the topic of prompts, if you haven't found our prompt bank yet, please find it and visit it and pay it homage and drop some prompts into it please (fav.me/d8z0m0o).  If your prompt is chosen to be featured, it will live on for all time in the annals of flash fiction month fame.  If your prompt is not chosen to be featured, it will live on anyway.

Instructions

Flash Fiction Month is about writing one piece of very short "flash" fiction (55-1000 words) every day of July.

Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 1st in the comments below.

Every day, there will be a new deviation where you can post a link to your piece of flash fiction for the day.

From time to time, we'll ramp it up a gear and ask you to try your hand at a challenge. It's your choice whether you do the challenge, but to be eligible for a weekly prize, you need to have completed all stories for that week, submitted them on time, and completed all the challenges.  If you complete every challenge and write a piece every day for the whole month, you might be in line for even better prizes, and you'll certainly get a whiter smile, be invited to more parties and improve your manly/womanly vigour.

Everyone loves comments and encouragement, so do make an effort to encourage your fellow Flash Fiction Month participants. Let's help each other to have the best possible experience. A quick comment lets a writer know somebody's reading, and we all love that.

Reminders

For those reading this who still haven't signed up for thirty-one days of fun, flashing (not suitable for readers with photo-sensitive epilepsy) and fiction, learn about Flash Fiction Month here, and then sign up here. It's never too late to join in the action.

Please make your fellow flashers feel that their efforts are worthwhile by reading their pieces and posting encouraging comments.

If all you're doing during July is writing thirty-one stories, you're missing out on two thirds of the fun. Check out the official Chat Room, where you can find encouragement, new prompts, and insanity in abundance.
FFM Links - 1 July 2015
Prompts:

:bulletblue: NEW FOR 2015 - One word prompt: celery

Visual prompt:

:bulletblue: fav.me/d8tzwsj by Jon-Lock suggested by The-Livewriter

Other prompts:

:bulletblue:Unless His Majesty gets past this delusion that he's an artist, we're all going to suffer. Augmented4th
:bulletblue:
Suddenly, dinosaurs! They're very polite. CassidyPeterson
:bulletblue:
An old sofa, a retired policedog and a knife. Osterkaktus
:bulletblue:
Give me back my toe, please. TuesdayNightCompany
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Chat in the FFM chatroom in just under an hour. Be there or be...not.
You know you can't resist it

        The rhthym isn't out to get you, the flash is!

                                and we don't mean the very fast super superhero

The Flash by clefchan


                        
                                                               YOU WILL BE THE SUPERHERO!



And why is that? 

BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO LAUNCH FLASH FICTION MONTH FOR JULY 2015!!!




Bullet; Blue What is Flash Fiction Month? 

A very awesome article was written a few days ago. Which really tells you all you need to know about flash fiction. The short version is this: For every one of those 31 days in July, write a piece of Flash Fiction. We can also pretty much guarantee you'll have a good time, meet new people, and learn some stuff.  We'll hit you up with some brilliant unusual prompts, tricksy (optional) extra challenges, and bonkers chat sessions guaranteed to take your writing somewhere it's never been before. 

Bullet; Blue"I'm interested. Where can I learn more?" 

Oh look there is a wonderful explanation of everything Here.

 

Bullet; Blue"I'm excited. Where can I sign up?" 

Sign up here

 

Bullet; Blue"Where is all this absurd, frantic chat entertainment going to happen?" 

In the chat room Here. Join us any time, any place and I am sure you will find some friendly faces to challenge to look at each other's daily attempts!

 

Bullet; Blue"I'm busy during July/afraid of commitment/not a writer, but I still want to help. What can I do?" 

First off, none of those has to keep you from participating. But there are other ways to be a part of Flash Fiction Month: contribute to the 2015 prompt bank (opening for business later today!), join the chat and encourage participants, and watch the Flash-Fic-Month account, so you can read and comment on the awesome flash fiction pieces created this July. All of those are awesome things to do.  This year, we're also looking for judges prepared to read a few pieces of flash fiction every week and say which they like best.  If this sounds like something you could do, send a note toFlash-Fic-Month

 

Bullet; Blue"What's happens next?" 

We'll be having a Flash Fiction Month Pre-Game chat session

TONIGHT


Tuesday June 30th, from 8.30pm GMT onwards (that's 3pm EDT, 8pm BST and noon PDT). We'll flex some flashing muscles, explain what's involved for those who don't know, and have a few flash fiction-related minigames. There might even be points involved. Spread the word!

After that, the prompts start rolling.  Be sure to watch this account for the journal updates and challenges, where you'll be able to post your fictive flashing efforts on a daily basis. 

Flash Fiction Month is almost here! VIVA! *fistpump*l








It's that time of year again. Prompts. We need them.

We need inspiring pictures. Mood music. Compelling word-associations. Gripping opening lines. Wild plots. Hypothetical situations. Dynamic scenarios.

The prompt bank is dry and we need you to make a deposit. Or twenty. Or sixty.

Live forever in the annals of FFM history when your prompts are chosen. Watch with delight and/or horror as madcap flashers turn your prompts into enduring works of beauty and/or insanity.

Go forth and promptify.
You know you can't resist it

        The rhthym isn't out to get you, the flash is!

                                and we don't mean the very fast super superhero

The Flash by clefchan


                        
                                                               YOU WILL BE THE SUPERHERO!



And why is that? 

BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO LAUNCH FLASH FICTION MONTH FOR JULY 2015!!!




Bullet; Blue What is Flash Fiction Month? 

A very awesome article was written a few days ago. Which really tells you all you need to know about flash fiction. The short version is this: For every one of those 31 days in July, write a piece of Flash Fiction. We can also pretty much guarantee you'll have a good time, meet new people, and learn some stuff.  We'll hit you up with some brilliant unusual prompts, tricksy (optional) extra challenges, and bonkers chat sessions guaranteed to take your writing somewhere it's never been before. 

Bullet; Blue"I'm interested. Where can I learn more?" 

Oh look there is a wonderful explanation of everything Here.

 

Bullet; Blue"I'm excited. Where can I sign up?" 

Sign up here

 

Bullet; Blue"Where is all this absurd, frantic chat entertainment going to happen?" 

In the chat room Here. Join us any time, any place and I am sure you will find some friendly faces to challenge to look at each other's daily attempts!

 

Bullet; Blue"I'm busy during July/afraid of commitment/not a writer, but I still want to help. What can I do?" 

First off, none of those has to keep you from participating. But there are other ways to be a part of Flash Fiction Month: contribute to the 2015 prompt bank (opening for business later today!), join the chat and encourage participants, and watch the Flash-Fic-Month account, so you can read and comment on the awesome flash fiction pieces created this July. All of those are awesome things to do.  This year, we're also looking for judges prepared to read a few pieces of flash fiction every week and say which they like best.  If this sounds like something you could do, send a note toFlash-Fic-Month

 

Bullet; Blue"What's happens next?" 

We'll be having a Flash Fiction Month Pre-Game chat session

TONIGHT


Tuesday June 30th, from 8.30pm GMT onwards (that's 3pm EDT, 8pm BST and noon PDT). We'll flex some flashing muscles, explain what's involved for those who don't know, and have a few flash fiction-related minigames. There might even be points involved. Spread the word!

After that, the prompts start rolling.  Be sure to watch this account for the journal updates and challenges, where you'll be able to post your fictive flashing efforts on a daily basis. 

Flash Fiction Month is almost here! VIVA! *fistpump*l








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:iconshadowedacolyte:
ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
should probably save this for a prompt: Dead letters. by silverman
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
for that matter "do Lovecraft" would be a cool prompt
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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neurotype Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bby.
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Writer
:rofl:
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
:slow: I knew it would be worth stopping by the FFM page long, long after the end of July!
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
If anyone stops by to wonder why the week 4 / 5 challenge journals aren't up yet, or why the week 2 judging results haven't been posted, it's because my compter is broken and I'm in the process of rebuilding it from its constituent atoms, having accidentally vapourised it in my ire.

I can access the site from other sources which do not allow me to use sta.sh to post journal entries.

Give me a day or two, and normal service should be resumed.

- Hydra.
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Augmented4th Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Okay, it's nearly midnight, but I've still got time to write and submit to-

Oh. Right.
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Snigger.
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