Happy Friday! So glad to have you back again–thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a bit with us. One of my own personal writing goals this year is developing a daily writing habit–and I’m delighted to report that it’s so far, so good! Whatever your own goals this year, it’s my hope that the little weekly prompt found here brings you inspiration and a wee bit of necessary squishiness from this most Extraordinarily Awesome writing community.
This week we’re (already!) back to the top of our first quarter rotating panel of judges: M. T. Decker! She had such a blast the first time, I was a little worried this second go might do her in. But she is such a determined creature and will not be dissuaded. Therefore I implore you each to write brilliantly and give her The Most Unforgettable Contest of All Time.
Reminder! We now have a required extra challenge with the weekly prompt, called the Dragon’s Bidding. The element (inscribed in the dragon’s own bejeweled pendant) changes every week and must be a thematic component in your story. Note that you do not need to include the exact word in your story unless instructed to do so (e.g. “include the word ‘Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz‘”).
What Else: Results post Sunday evenings. Flash Points, a feature in which a particularly outstanding FF story is highlighted, posts on occasional Mondays. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner will post Wednesdays. I (Rebekah) post my own stuff sometimes on Tuesdays or Thursdays “just for fun.” On the menu this week? Why, it’s snow cream, of course! With a teeny bit of maple for extra flavor. Scoop yourself up a bowl of snow and come on in!
* Word limit: 150 word story (10- word leeway) based on the photo prompt.
* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (140 – 160 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one. If you’re new, don’t forget to check the contest guidelines.
* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight (check the world clock if you need to; Flash! Friday is on Washington, DC time)
* Winners: will post Sunday.
* Prize: The Flash! Friday e-dragon e-badge for your blog/wall, your own winner’s page here at FF, a 60-second interview next Wednesday, and your name flame-written on the Dragon Wall of Fame for posterity.
***Today’s Dragon’s Bidding (required element to incorporate somewhere in your story; does not need to be the exact word unless that is specified):