June 22nd: Flash Fiction Day 2016

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EDIT: The official FFD journal is in the thumbnail below! Post your stories for the world to see over there (but if you haven't signed up yet, then comment below first so I know to add you to the list)!

The Official Flash Fiction Day 2016 JournalHere it is! The official list of participants for Flash Fiction Day 2016. From midnight to midnight on June 22nd (in their respective time zones) these fine writers will be attempting to produce as many flash fiction pieces as possible (from 1 to 1,000 words in length) in just 24 hours. If you haven't signed up already, that link above will take you to the journal where you can do that: I'll be accepting new participants right up until the end of the event, so it's still not too late to jump in!
Here are the rules once again:
The event begins at the very start of June 22nd, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
Submit a deviation titled "Flash Fiction Day Submissions" (or something more imaginative) containing that story.Post a link to your deviation on this journ


You might recall that on June 22nd last year, I organised a Flash Fiction Day event. The overall goal of this event was to try and write as many flash fiction pieces as possible in just 24 hours (I personally managed 24 stories in the end, while GDeyke topped the By Lucifer's Beard, How Do You Even Do That? scoreboard with a whopping 90). Well, the basic idea behind Flash Fiction Day this year will be no different, and it'll be no different to the extent that I'm literally copying and pasting the rules from last time around:

Before June 22nd:

  1. Comment on this post letting me know you want to take part.
  2. I put together an “official” Flash Fiction Day post listing all the participants.
 On June 22nd:
  1. The event begins at the very start of June 22nd, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
  2. Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
  3. Submit a deviation titled "Flash Fiction Day Submissions" (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
  4. Post a link to your deviation on this journal. I'll add a thumbnail next to your name as quickly as possible, but until then people can at least find it in the comments.
  5. Write more stories! Add those new stories to your FFD deviation (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You might consider ticking the "Notify your watchers" box to let people know you've added a new story, but if you find you're adding new ones very frequently, you might consider not notifying everybody every time. ;-) (Wink)
  6. That's it! All your stories for the day are available right here so readers can easily find them.
  7. When June 22nd ends, so does the event. Of course, you're free to stop writing earlier if you like.
You might also recall that last year I had intended to put together some kind of feature post showcasing the best stories to come out of the event. Well, that didn't happen. The journal linked above includes everything written as part of the event, so is well worth a look, but to be honest it's now so long after the event that putting together a more selective feature would be pointless even if I had the time. I got a job just before Christmas, and it's still eating up quite a bit of my time. Also, having actually done the event, I'm of the opinion that it is essentially about quantity rather than quality, and part of what makes it special is seeing what a writer manages to produce over the course of a day, rather than simply what their best attempt looks like once it's been polished up a bit.

That said, last year some participants produced only one piece, and that's just fine too. A whole lot more people joined in than I was expecting, and if all this does is encourage people to write a little something on a day they would otherwise have written, then my job is done.

Except that I'm hoping to get the day off work in order to run this thing on the 22nd, so in a much more literal sense I will probably not be doing my job.
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If you have stories to share, that's great! The place for that is here:

The Official Flash Fiction Day 2016 JournalHere it is! The official list of participants for Flash Fiction Day 2016. From midnight to midnight on June 22nd (in their respective time zones) these fine writers will be attempting to produce as many flash fiction pieces as possible (from 1 to 1,000 words in length) in just 24 hours. If you haven't signed up already, that link above will take you to the journal where you can do that: I'll be accepting new participants right up until the end of the event, so it's still not too late to jump in!
Here are the rules once again:
The event begins at the very start of June 22nd, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
Submit a deviation titled "Flash Fiction Day Submissions" (or something more imaginative) containing that story.Post a link to your deviation on this journal. I'l


Please only comment on this journal to sign up for the event. There are a LOT of people taking part this year (seriously, I'm impressed) and it's getting hard for me to tell whether I'm supposed to be adding a whole new writer to the list or just a link to someone's work.

(Also, I may not be able to add your entries to the official journal immediately: if you link to it over there then readers will at least be able to see it in the comments!)