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FFM Links - 8 July 2020

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FFM Links - 8 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 8. You've survived a whole week of flash fiction! Peruse the prompts for today and continue onward in your quest for FFM glory! ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 8 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will enter the annals of FFM history as the most dauntless of scribes, and you could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags: #flashfiction , #flashfictionmonth , #ffm2020 ________________________________________________________________________ Reminders Dr. Hydra

FFM Links - 7 July 2020

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FFM Links - 7 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 7. Today we shall be embracing the spirit of chaos! For the past week you’ve been subjected to the whims of the Hydra, tasked with jumping through literary hoops according to our (slightly fickle) whims. But not so today! Today, YOU are the arbiter of fiction, and it is you who will dole out the challenges to your fellow participants. For some of you, this challenge is an old favorite. For others, well, you’re in for a treat! P. S. Even if your FFM style is more relaxed and you’re currently in lurking mode, or don’t usually take part in the challenge events, we heartily encourage you to make an exception for today. Maybe your could even join us in the FFM Discord Server (if you haven't already), and dip your toe into the proverbial waters - just pay no mind to the sinister banjo music floating through the evening air, it means nothing. ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month

FFM Links - 6 July 2020

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FFM Links - 6 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 6. At this point you’re (probably) at half a dozen stories - at any rate, more stories than you had at the beginning of the month! Keep going!! ________________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 6 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you shall cavort to your hearts content for all eternity under the unblinking gaze of the all-seeing eye. You could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags: #flashfiction , #flashfictionmonth

FFM Links - 5 July 2020

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FFM Links - 5 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 5. Five days in, and maybe, just maybe, you're starting to get the hang of this flash fiction business. Other writers may talk of fickle muses, or the elusive flash of divine inspiration. But this is FFM, and 'round these parts we know better. Write, and the words will follow. Work, and the inspiration will come to you. If not, well. That's what we have prompts for. ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 5 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may cavort to your hearts content for

FFM Links - 4 July 2020

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FFM Links - 4 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 4. You’ve survived the week, impressive! You’re a skilled and crafty adventurer. This particular Head likes you. Here, have a drink of water. Ah...this isn’t water. It’s a CHALLENGE. _____________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 4 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may cavort to your heart's content for all eternity under the unblinking gaze of the all-seeing eye. You could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags:

FFM Links - 3 July 2020

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FFM Links - 3 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 3. Well just look at all of you, emerging from your first challenge of the month, still so fresh-faced and shiny. Some of us are starting to warm up and get back into the flash fiction spirit. Others are wondering, "Wait, how does one write this flash fiction nonsense again?" as we reread our (indisputably charming) vignettes. Truly the line is a fine one, but the key (as yesterday's challenge taught us), is in the ingredients. Every story needs some conflict, and a beginning, a middle, and an end. ;) So sally forth writers, for there's flash fiction to be written! Viva! ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece

FFM Links - 2 July 2020

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FFM Links - 2 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 2. You check your handy watch to see how much time you have to write your FFM piece for today only to see that time is going… backwards?? What shenanigans is Hydra up to now? _______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 2 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may frolic to your heart's content under the unblinking gaze of the all-seeing eye. You could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags: #flashfiction

FFM Links - 1 July 2020

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FFM Links - 1 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 1. Thus, our great adventure takes foot. A tentative step into the unknown. A leap into the greatest literary journey of this year! You have everything you need, right? Pen? Paper? Magical-beast repelling umbrella? Bug spray? Wait. You don’t have the umbrella? Oh my, this will be an adventure indeed. Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, 2020! ________________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 1 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may caper to your heart's content under the unblinking gaze of the

Official FFM Prompt Bank 2020

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Official FFM Prompt Bank 2020

It's nearly summertime and you know what that means: almost time for FFM shenanigans! But before we get to that, Hydra needs its annual sacrifice of prompts to flourish. Please submit any writing prompts, image prompts (deviations only), music prompts, and anything else that might catch your fancy below. After all, inspiration is one of the things that keeps Flash Fiction Month an exciting experience year after year. Thanks in advance for your nuggets of inspiration, and we look forward to seeing all your bright and shining faces come July!
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FFM Links - 7 July 2020

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FFM Links - 7 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 7. Today we shall be embracing the spirit of chaos! For the past week you’ve been subjected to the whims of the Hydra, tasked with jumping through literary hoops according to our (slightly fickle) whims. But not so today! Today, YOU are the arbiter of fiction, and it is you who will dole out the challenges to your fellow participants. For some of you, this challenge is an old favorite. For others, well, you’re in for a treat! P. S. Even if your FFM style is more relaxed and you’re currently in lurking mode, or don’t usually take part in the challenge events, we heartily encourage you to make an exception for today. Maybe your could even join us in the FFM Discord Server (if you haven't already), and dip your toe into the proverbial waters - just pay no mind to the sinister banjo music floating through the evening air, it means nothing. ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month

FFM Links - 6 July 2020

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FFM Links - 6 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 6. At this point you’re (probably) at half a dozen stories - at any rate, more stories than you had at the beginning of the month! Keep going!! ________________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 6 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you shall cavort to your hearts content for all eternity under the unblinking gaze of the all-seeing eye. You could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags: #flashfiction , #flashfictionmonth

FFM Links - 5 July 2020

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FFM Links - 5 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 5. Five days in, and maybe, just maybe, you're starting to get the hang of this flash fiction business. Other writers may talk of fickle muses, or the elusive flash of divine inspiration. But this is FFM, and 'round these parts we know better. Write, and the words will follow. Work, and the inspiration will come to you. If not, well. That's what we have prompts for. ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 5 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may cavort to your hearts content for

FFM Links - 4 July 2020

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FFM Links - 4 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 4. You’ve survived the week, impressive! You’re a skilled and crafty adventurer. This particular Head likes you. Here, have a drink of water. Ah...this isn’t water. It’s a CHALLENGE. _____________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 4 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may cavort to your heart's content for all eternity under the unblinking gaze of the all-seeing eye. You could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags:

FFM Links - 3 July 2020

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FFM Links - 3 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 3. Well just look at all of you, emerging from your first challenge of the month, still so fresh-faced and shiny. Some of us are starting to warm up and get back into the flash fiction spirit. Others are wondering, "Wait, how does one write this flash fiction nonsense again?" as we reread our (indisputably charming) vignettes. Truly the line is a fine one, but the key (as yesterday's challenge taught us), is in the ingredients. Every story needs some conflict, and a beginning, a middle, and an end. ;) So sally forth writers, for there's flash fiction to be written! Viva! ______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece

FFM Links - 2 July 2020

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FFM Links - 2 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 2. You check your handy watch to see how much time you have to write your FFM piece for today only to see that time is going… backwards?? What shenanigans is Hydra up to now? _______________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 2 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may frolic to your heart's content under the unblinking gaze of the all-seeing eye. You could also win a prize! When you upload your newly minted literature deviations remember to use these official FFM tags: #flashfiction

FFM Links - 1 July 2020

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FFM Links - 1 July 2020

Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 1. Thus, our great adventure takes foot. A tentative step into the unknown. A leap into the greatest literary journey of this year! You have everything you need, right? Pen? Paper? Magical-beast repelling umbrella? Bug spray? Wait. You don’t have the umbrella? Oh my, this will be an adventure indeed. Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, 2020! ________________________________________________________________________ Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, and the occasional optional challenge. Paste a link to your flash fiction piece for July 1 in the comments below. If you write a story every day this month, and complete every challenge, you will undoubtedly enter Flash Fiction Valhalla, where you may caper to your heart's content under the unblinking gaze of the

Official FFM Prompt Bank 2020

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Official FFM Prompt Bank 2020

It's nearly summertime and you know what that means: almost time for FFM shenanigans! But before we get to that, Hydra needs its annual sacrifice of prompts to flourish. Please submit any writing prompts, image prompts (deviations only), music prompts, and anything else that might catch your fancy below. After all, inspiration is one of the things that keeps Flash Fiction Month an exciting experience year after year. Thanks in advance for your nuggets of inspiration, and we look forward to seeing all your bright and shining faces come July!

FFM 2016 D1 - Challenge - Zombie Erotica

Joe is doing a bad job of FFM

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Joe is doing a bad job of FFM

Lightning flashed. Thunder rumbled. It was an entirely generic horror scenario. Cynthia's black friends were already dead – it was only a matter of time until the monster came for her. Through the slats of the closet door, everything looked like the thing Tyrone had described with his final breath; a fleshless arm turned out to be her anglepoise lamp, and an ivory skull turned out to be a china vase. Trying to calm her breath only seemed to make it louder. As soon as she let her guard down, that's when it would strike, she knew it. The phone rang. Stifling a sob, Cynthia ran for it. Her only hope of surviving the night was answering

Love DA Lit: Issue 272

Love DA Lit: Issue 272

Welcome to the two-hundred seventy-second issue of Love DA Lit!   Every Sunday this article aims to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, workshops, and contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed. Navigation Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges Literature Contests | Resources Literature Community Relations | Contact Me Literature Links :new: Publishing Opportunities! :new: Another World Art Competition WINNERS! :new: LiliWrites (https://www.deviantart.com/liliwrites) wants you to send me links (on or off DA) to your favorite..black

Lost in Translation

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Lost in Translation

Things were not going well. He'd knicked his hand on a sharp edge at the first hotel and had to swap to this one at the last minute. He had also forgotten his lucky pick, and his second set was missing a crucial tool. No, Adrian was definitely not having a smooth run of it today. He was still jimmying the lock several minutes later, and the noise was attracting attention. A tourist -- recognisable by the wide-brimmed hat and extra large sunglasses she wore -- was staring in his direction. Adrian swore under his breath, affected a grin, and waved at her. "Locked myself out," he called, bringing forth a slight blush, and thanking the Gods tha

FFM11: Hide The Key

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FFM11: Hide The Key

You are supposed to be alone. You are, but the footsteps come from upstairs. The wood groans. It creaks. You are afraid. The footsteps are too heavy to be Meredith's.  You glimpse his face. You know. You run. You fumble with the wall tile, but there is nothing but empty space. The key should be there. Meredith keeps it here. Always. You don't see the blow that kills you. He always thought Gloria was pretty. It's a shame. The boss swore she wouldn't be here. She runs. She fumbles with a tile on the wall but finds nothing. Must be a panic room, he thinks. Why else would she be so desperate to get inside? But it doesn't matter. The money's

Reboot - 13 July 2017

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Reboot - 13 July 2017

Hicks wasn’t going to be able to hold out much longer. No matter how many blows he landed with the pipe, the robot kept coming. And coming. And coming. And Hicks' arms were getting tired. He tried to take a step back, but he was met with a bulkhead wall. The robot raised one of its appendages to bludgeon his head in, and Hicks closed his eyes, waiting for the blow to fall. It never did. The sound of the robot collapsing to the floor was enough to startle Hicks’ eyes open. He stared numbly at his foe, barely able to believe that it was over. But it had to be. Vazquez must have managed to figure out how to remotely shut the thin

FFM 2016 6: Birds Bring the Rain

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FFM 2016 6: Birds Bring the Rain

They ran through the rice field, crops crunching golden underneath their bare feet, Lucia bounding ahead like she always did. “Wait!” Mateo gasped. “Listen! I. Need. To. Show. You. Something!” He tried grasping her saya, but it slipped out of his fist like buttery silk. The sun on her shoulder, Lucia stood on the crest of the hill and looked down at him. By the time he reached her, her black eyes gleamed with starry glitter. “What is it you wish to show me? Is it a new game for us?” The stars twinkled. “So you see, at the current state of things, weather at the archipelago is not exactly optimal.

With a 4.0 You Should've Known Not to Drink Poison

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With a 4.0 You Should've Known Not to Drink Poison

A murder most foul, they say. It’s a shame really. You had so much to live for. You had a promising career ahead of you; you had a good internship, a 4.0 GPA, you probably would’ve graduated top of your class. It’s a shame you swallowed that arsenic. I guess I can’t blame you though. It wasn’t really your fault. How could you have known that someone laced your drink with poison? But with that 4.0 GPA one would think you’d be smart enough to notice. Apparently not. They talk about you a lot at the college. They say detectives have gone looking for you. Your parents are worried sick. No one really knows

Dare

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Dare

     Coral gazed into the surface at her own reflection. It looked scared. What a stupid thing to be, she thought. There’s nothing dangerous about this game.     She scrunched her eyes shut anyway and thrust her hand into the surface. The cries of admiration from her friends made it worth it.     “What does it feel like?”     “Cold,” she said. “And heavy.” There wasn’t the same kind reassuring pressure she was used to. She pulled her hand back out slowly and felt the warmth return to her skin. The others would make fun if they knew how scary it had been, so she tried not to let her relief
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The Word She Could Not Say

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The Word She Could Not Say

Once, there lived a girl who dreamed of wings. Every night she soared up to the highest clouds and gave each one of them a hundred kisses. She danced alone on the wind, higher than the entire world, where she tried to catch every falling star. But these were only her dreams. The girl would still wake each morning – her face tickled by long strands of her hair – and she would pat her empty shoulder blades in utter disappointment. She began to grow weary of these dreams of hers only being dreams. On the hottest day of the summer, the girl walked into the shade of the forest near her home, where she came across a very tall tree. Sh
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FlashFictionMonth is a month long Flash Fiction writing event that has been running since 2009. Every July we ask you to write 31 pieces of flash fiction, providing you with numerous prompts, extra challenges, prizes, and an overwhelming amount of community love and support. For the last few years we have also organised these efforts through our group FlashFictionMonth .

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If you're looking for more information about the event, we suggest you take a look at the links below:

FFM is run by a multi-headed, ever-changing roster of anonymous volunteers and past FFM participants, who are known collectively as HYDRA - hence the plethora of serpent/tentacle/cthulu/dark overlord references you will likely encounter during your time here. But we're a relatively friendly multi-headed be-tentacled cosmic entity, promise. ;)

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FFM 2020 Prize Pool

If you have a few points to spare, kindly considering slinging them our way for the 2020 prizes. For the writers. :pwease:

Each prize is 1800-2000 points , so the more points we have, the more we can give!

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FFM 2020 Sign Up Page

FFM 2020 Sign Up Page

It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights... it's time to fire up your imaginations for Flash Fiction Month 2020! Writing 31 flash fiction pieces in the month of July might seem crazy, but it's an excellent chance to stretch (and flex!) your creative muscles to the limit. And, it may be a marathon but we're all doing it together, so you'll have people to encourage you along the way. If you're ready to commit to a wonderful, writing-filled month of July, sign up below! And let us know what you are hoping to see from Hydra (prompts, challenges, anything!) this year. If you're reading this and are going “what is this all about?” please check out our FAQ for the low-down on everything you'll need to know to hoe-down with us this July. Speaking of resources, our Flash Fiction Month discord server is a great place to chat with fellow writers (especially if you're new!) Be on the look-out for a kick-off event for the discord at the end of June! And, of course, our prompt
Remember to submit your stories for judging by the end of today (Tuesday, the 7th), via the FFM Week One Journal! Soon the first of the judging assignments will be going out, so stay tuned. :la:

FFM WEEK ONE

FFM WEEK ONE

WEEK ONE! It is DONE! Look at all of you! So much fresh meat, err...faces. Congratulations on making it through the first week of Flash Fiction Month! You did it! Now it wouldn’t be very 2020 of us to say that you had only three weeks left because there are still four weeks! Time is a man-made construct and we are all trapped! (Please help! The only functional punctuation is the exclamation point!) As we’ve mentioned in the kick-off journal that you all have already read under (penalty of cursed artifact, which you now have a plethora to choose from), we are doing things a little differently this year. Of the challenges provided this week, please submit your strongest, cleverest, and best of the bunch and submit it in a comment below, with the name of the challenge chosen. That’s right. Just one. To be eligible for the Great Community Judging, you must have completed ALL five (5) days of FFM. That’s July 1-5 for the tired folks. You must have also participated in BOTH

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WindySilverHobbyist Writer

Heyo! Was just wondering since FFM is this close: is it ok to post the FFM stories on some other platform and link to said platform? Or would a hybrid where the challenge entries are posted here on DA and the rest are posted only somewhere else be better? I'm trying to see how much I can avoid Eclipse in the following weeks when I get swallowed into the world of flashfic :XD:

Our policy has always been open to people participating from different venues, so sure, go for it! As long as links are provided, and there's no need to sign up somewhere else to view it, it's all good. ;)

WindySilverHobbyist Writer

Fantastic! Thank you so much! :D

LadnavarProfessional General Artist
Hi! I'll be looking forward to this, though I have no idea where I'll be come July xD I will definitely be writing stories every day tho, maybe some short ones with added poetry :D
That's the spirit.:la: