It's the last day of your July writing marathon today. You've done some brilliant stuff. You've been awesome. Give yourselves a pat on the back. You may, if you are fully up to date, permit yourself either one moderately quiet "Viva!" or a brief fistpump. Don't start celebrating too soon though. Today is your final CHALLENGE
We're still judging and we promise that this year we really will finish the judging. We're going to announce the mug for this year soon too. Keep watching this space because the awesomeness doesn't stop when the party's over.
If you haven't signed up for FFM yet, you're not too late but boy have you got some catching up to do.
Every day this month we've given you some gorgeous prompty goodness. New for this year, we introduced the one word prompt.
Those words were:
You're drooling a little now, I know. There are
some gorgeous words there.
I know what you're thinking, right? You're thinking "don't go there."
We're going there.Your challenge is to write a story incorporating every 31 of the daily one word prompts1.
ADDITIONALLY your story must feature a multi headed entity, because everyone needs to think about good hydration. It's up to you how loosely you interpret this one.
ADDITIONALLY ADDITIONALLY your story must have a word count which is DIVISIBLE BY 31. Zomg Maths!
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. Except, you know, after today.
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.1
Don't forget today's word.