Before we get to this week’s photo prompt, I’d like to let you know that the FlashFlood Journal will be open for submissions from May 25 to May 31. I’ve had my first online publication there in 2012, and I still remember the massive confidence boost it gave me. They accept previously published stories, so your three line tales are eligible. Just saying’.
You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:
Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
I need your help. I stumbled across Damon Wakes’ Flash Fiction Day earlier and couldn’t resist signing up for it (Doesn’t it look fun? You can still sign up, too, if you fancy it).
I don’t know how many stories I’ll manage to write. I’d like to write at least twelve. None of them longer than 100 words (obviously), but it’s still a lot. I’ll need plenty of inspiration. From you. A single word, a starting line, photo prompts, a (fictional) response to a recent post of yours – anything you’d like to see me use during my story marathon, pop it in the comments, please.
I am not going to promise I’ll use every prompt. But I’ll try.
I shake my head. I don’t think it’s a smirk, it’s an expression of concern, actually. Lost for words, I wrap my arms around my knees.
‘I know what it’s like to have your big plan blow up in your face, with things staying the same but getting worse.’
Would it be worse? Isn’t that what I want, for people to treat me like a person? Someone to laugh with, shout at, lean on, comfort, be silly with, fall in love with. Life’s not much fun when you’re surrounded by people who revere you.
Sorry again for the delay – I hope I’ll get the next one ready before I leave for the National Flash Fiction Day events this afternoon. In the meantime, check out the prompts for the Write-In and send us your stories – pretty please!
FlashFlood is open for submissions again, but only until 23.59 (BST) on Wednesday 24th June. So I suppose I’ll have to carve out some writing time even though I’m still on holiday. I hope many of you will submit, too.