Hello darlings. Are you enjoying your Friday on Wednesday? I’m so glad.
I’m going to have to ask you to forgive me for sounding like one of those people from PBS who interrupt your favourite show in order to tell you that operators are standing by to take your pledges, and that quality programming like this can only be possible because of VIEWERS LIKE YOU — but the fact is, I’m in the middle of something that’s very important to me, darlings, and I know that some of you will probably be interested in hearing about it.
IF YOU’RE NOT — THAT’S OKAY, TOO.
(Incidentally, for those of you who are aware — just 5 days in and we’re already 55% of the way to our goal. That’s encouraging! So go on, back a winning project today! Operators are standing by!)
(If you have questions, or you just want to talk to me, CLICK HERE)
And now back to your regularly scheduled program….
Friday. On a Wednesday. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, heavyweight champion of the Flash Fiction world, faces off against nearly 100 other writers. The Challenge: look at a photo, and write a story — a self-contained story — using only 100 words (or so. I say or so because for the first time EVER I’ve gone over by more than 10 words. I’M SO SORRY)
This week’s photo is brought to you by the lovely people at Sandra Crook Incorporated. (insert TV jingle here).
Other stories this week are brought to you by the fine folks at Little Blue Frog:
“I still say this lacks panache.”
“And I still say shut up,” his older brother Wally spat through tobacco-stained lips. “Iffin I’m gonna bag me a vampire, it ain’t gonna be at night with torches and pitchforks. That may be how grandpappy did it, but look where that got him!”
“You’re sure this guy’s a vampire?” Horrace asked, concerned they might be making a terrible mistake.
“Sure I’m sure! Look at his house! All vampire houses have turrets and towers and such — everybody knows that, you idjit!”
Horace reluctantly lit the bales of hay on fire, and drove the tractor with the VAN HELSING BROS logo into the old Victorian.
And now a word from our sponsors….
Go read the other stories now, darlings. Stories like these are only made possible by readers like you!
Like, maybe you want to start with this one: TOASTED by Hannah Sears, who wrote a sequel to my piece.