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It's here! It's the big day! It's our first-ever blog contest, and it's so we can sharpen our literary skills as writers. To those who say they can't write flash fiction, I ask them if they can tweet, because if they can effectively use twitter, then of course they could write flash fiction. Would you like to know what draws me to writing pieces of flash fiction and what's inspired me to enter contests similar to this one? A fun writing prompt usually on a great blog can entice me to enter, but hey... this contest is different because we have photographs, and they're killer visual writing prompts (one literally is).
What I love about writing and reading flash fiction is the fact it's untidy. It has loose ends with regard to the plot, and it makes me want to either read more or write more to find out where the story's headed.
If we're to become successful writers, we must master the art of learning how to leave our readers on the edge of their comfortable reading chairs begging for more. Master the art of flash fiction, and your talent as a writer exponentially increases. As I see things, as writers we are at our best when we lift up one another and offer encouragement, and that's what this contest is all about.
Before we go any further, let's lay down the rules of the contest.
1) You must become a member/follower of this blog (unless you are already a follower, of course).
2)Flash-fiction word count must be 200 words or less.
3)You create a unique piece based on one of the photographs below. In case you wondered, yes I took all of these photographs. Please let us know which photograph(s) your work is based upon. You may pick up to two photographs.
4)Your work must not be anything else you've published before or part of an already existing work. Let's make this 100% organic writing and totally unique!
Now that we've gotten all of that out of the way,
Let's Get Ready to Rumble...no, make that write!
Now pick your photograph, and go!
Best of luck to all entrants! We will announce the winners as soon as judges are finished with the results(that means it probably won't be next Sunday, but soon after). Contest ends next Sunday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m. As stated previously, there will be one winner and depending on number of entries, either one or two honorable mentions. If ten or more entries, then two honorable mentions will be awarded.
As soon as judge(s) are finished tallying votes, we'll announce winners the next day and unveil the identity of the judge(s). Also, on "Soul & Sweet Tea", we'll feature the winners and their work of flash fiction!
*Late Breaking Contest News!!! 11:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15
Just confirmed that our winner will receive a prize package which will be purchased from the most beautiful bookstore in Chicago, Open Books! If you're not aware of this amazing bookstore and it's purpose, then check this out.