Summer has arrived! Well at least the calendar says it has anyway. For the past two weeks the Flash Fiction Challenge theme on my blog has been Summer Solstice.
Ozlem Yikici rose to the challenge and presented the prologue and epilogue for her story Moon of Change where she craftily weaves together prose and verse.
Sonia G Medeiros has possibly enticed me to consider another career path with her fabulous little tale called Just Another Day on the Job.
Due to another 3 am wake up call from my muse, I am now working on two novels at the same time and still editing/rewriting a third. My goal is to complete one novel by September and have the other ready to start querying agents by then as well. This is a time consuming process and my blog posts have been a bit fewer and farther between lately.
Since I will be busy and so many of my other writing friends are too, I have decided to issue a monthly flash fiction challenge instead of a weekly/biweekly challenge until at least the end of the summer. So you have until the 31st of July to complete the challenge below should you choose to join in.
I celebrate my country’s independence in the country it gained its freedom from. I always find this a bit ironic. This leads me to July’s Flash Fiction challenge theme:
Independence and freedom with a twist. For this challenge you can write in any genre you wish but your piece must include some sort of twist on the traditional fight for freedom or independence story. Perhaps your protagonist has to keep their independence or freedom hidden from others or perhaps they gain their freedom from mutant robots taking over the world, as long as it veers away from the typical independence story it should fit in with the challenge. Keep your word count under 1000 words for this one. Post your works on your blog and then a link to it in the comments section below. Be creative and have fun. I look forward to reading what you come up with.
It’s funny how many blogs I have come across in the past few weeks that are cutting down on posting. Summer is a busy time and the sun beckons us to come out and play. Happy writing.
So very true. I spent more time outside today than in.
Oooh! I can feel something working it’s way through my subconsious right now. Seeking it’s freedom. 😀 Love having a month to write! I’m just that slow these days. LOL
I am that slow too! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
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Heya Billie Jo, I couldn’t resist but take part in this challenge -it was fun. Here’s St Pauls at High Tide I hope it meets your requirements for the challenge. 🙂
Excellent story Oz! I felt as though I was the river, well done piece!
Thank you Ken; I’m glad the sense of the river came through, I was worried I overdid it -I love subtly reeling in the reader without giving too much away! I’m glad it worked. 🙂
Opps, forgot to leave the link in the comments (out of practice), so rather belatedly…
Great challenge as always Billie!
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That is so exciting! You sound just as busy as I am, Billie Jo.
I’m about to take on your twisted freedom challenge. Great idea!
Here is my submission: Master of Freedom
I was cutting it close to the deadline, wasn’t I?
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