WELCOME TO FLASH! FRIDAY! and yes, you guessed right: I have in my very own talons TWO highly coveted Golden Tickets for inclusion in the upcoming #FlashDogs anthology. (Read all about the cunning Flash Dogs & their anthologies here.) You’ve got two chances to win one:
- TODAY: If you want a shot at a ticket via the regular Flash! Friday contest, (1) please mark your story today with a “Golden Ticket” notation in your byline. (2) EXTRA CHALLENGE REQUIRED: You must include the word “ticket” somewhere in your story. –The winner will be selected by the Flash! Friday team and announced Monday alongside the FF winners.
- TUESDAY: Introducing our inaugural Flash Dash contest. On Tuesday, April 14, a prompt will post at exactly 7:00am Washington DC time (morning coffee for us; lunchtime for you UK folks; evening tea for y’all Down Under), and you’ll have THIRTY MINUTES ONLY in which to write and post a story. No joke: 30 minutes. Even if you’ve already got a Golden Ticket, you are invited to play; we are giving away a Golden Ticket AND a super fancy Flash! Friday color changing coffee mug. MIDAS PARTY!!!
WALL OF FLAME: A reminder the Wall of Flame proudly displays the current March badge holders. Prize drawing at year’s end among those with the most monthly badges, so don’t forget to track your participation at FF! Details and the names of our fabulous Ring of Fire badge holders here.
Judging today is Dragon Team Two: Captains Mark King & Tamara Shoemaker. No, of course they’re up to no good, but you already knew that, right?? Click on their names to learn more about what they expect to see in a winning entry. And a SPECIAL NOTE: starting next week, we are opening up applications for the next teams of dragon captains. (Can you believe it?! Year Three is going by fast.)
Awards Ceremony: Results will post Monday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Thursdays.
Now let’s write!
* Word count: Write a 200-word story (10-word leeway on either side) based on the photo prompt.
* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (min 190 – max 210 words, excluding title/byline) 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 Monday.
* 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 Thursday, and your name flame-written on the Dragon Wall of Fame for posterity.
AND HERE IS YOUR TWO-PART PROMPT:
(1) Required story element (this week: character. The below character type must be your story’s central focus): REMINDER: If you also wish your story to be eligible for the Golden Ticket contest, remember to add a “Golden Ticket” note at the top or bottom of your story AND include the word “ticket” somewhere in the story itself.
(2) Photo prompt to incorporate: