Hello. Please sit down. May I offer you some tea? Iced or hot?
I need to discuss Flash Fiction Fridays with you. You see, I’m not quite sure what to do about this beloved feature for August. The lack of submissions for next month’s theme of Pets/The Dog Days of Summer (approximately one) makes me inclined to think it was not as clever of an idea as I had originally thought.
Hey, what can I say? This is my first year of doing this. They are not all going to be great.
It could be because it is summer, the kids are out and everyone needs a break. It could be because several of you are busy doing blog tours and PR for your recent releases. (And if you are, please drop me a note. I would love to feature your book here.) Or, it could be because the theme is rotten. I understand all of these completely.
Whatever the reason, what should we do about August? I will run the one story I received a week from Friday, but what after?
Are you up for a writing prompt? Perhaps I post the writing prompt for a few weeks, then the next two weeks, publish the results? Should we make it into a contest? Do you have anything you would like to write about or something you would like to see here?
Please let me know what you think in the comment section below.
And,in the meantime, here are the Flash Fiction Fridays themes and deadlines for the rest of the year.
September 2011, Getting Schooled, Due 8/29
October 2011, Nightmares, Due 10/3
November 2011, Travel, Due 11/1
December 2011, Winter, Due 11/28
Send your submissions to email@example.com. Please put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line and include a short bio and links with your story.
We will reveal who is number one in the Flash Fiction Fridays Top Five. Who will it be?