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Flash Fiction Month

Remember how your mother told you never to flash your fiction in public? Well, we here at Flash Fiction Month don’t adhere to such societal norms.

FFM is an annual community writing event, run during the month of July, in which participants write one piece of flash fiction between 55-1000 words every day for a month.

Each day we post prompts, and the occasional (optional) extra challenge, and though it may seem daunting at first, we guarantee you'll have a good time, meet some new people, and learn a thing or two about writing along the way.

:bulletgreen: What is Flash Fiction Month all about?

Flash Fiction Month is an annual community writing event, run in July, in which participants write one piece of flash fiction every day for a month.

:bulletgreen: What is Flash Fiction?

Flash Fiction is simply very short prose pieces, generally defined as being 1000 words or less. The word limits for Flash Fiction Month are 55 words minimum, to 1000 words maximum.

:bulletgreen: Do I have to write every day?

Yes. No. Whatever you can manage - we at FFM realise that life can get busy, so we understand that some people may not be able to write a 1000-word story every day. But c'mon - it's flash fiction! We think a three-a-week minimum is a reasonable expectation, considering you can write three 55-worders, if you like.

However we do hope you'll give the full FFM experience a try. It can be difficult, but we guarantee you'll reach the end of the month a better writer, and ideally you'll have had some fun, and made some new friends.

:bulletgreen: How do I join?

Simple! First, make your commitment official and let us know you're participating on the yearly Sign-Up Page. Then join the official FlashFictionMonth group so that you can share your stories with fellow participants during July! And finally, watch our founding account Flash-Fic-Month, to receive timely (separate) notifications for the daily prompts.

:bulletgreen: Still have questions?

Visit our comprehensive FAQ page and all will be revealed.

:bulletgreen: Feeling generous?

Our FFM winner's prizes are funded entirely by donations! So if you're feeling altruistic, and you have a few spare points to hand, head over to Flash-Fic-Month and donate! :flirty:

Hear ye, hear ye!

FFM 2019 is still many months away, but it's never too soon to think about volunteering.

Every year a brave few FFM participants step forward to become part of the multi-headed beast that runs this event. But once July is over all the scales, and tentacles, and temporary heads that make up the Hydra go back to whence they came, leaving a blank slate for all NEW volunteers the following year. Seriously, it's exhausting.

Usually there is at least one Head left in residence (me) to keep things going and call for volunteers in time for the next FFM, but alas, I won't be here for FFM 2019 - not even as a participant. So unless someone steps forward to take the reins, this will be the end of the road for FFM , and none of us want that. :noes:

So past FFMers one and all, think it over, and if you feel you're able to help out please just send a note to this account, or Flash-Fic-Month declaring your intent to sacrifice yourself volunteer.

Previous FFM experience is preferable obviously. :heart:

Viva la FFM! Long may she reign.


Handy Flash Fiction Month Links

Official FFM Prompt Bank 2018When you were little your mother used to warn you about going off on adventures. Alas, if only you had listened to her sage advice. You probably wouldn't have ended up here, stranded in the midst of a Flash Fiction wilderness.
It's been days since you left the edges of civilised reality. You're sweaty, tired, and covered in spider bites, and last night you were forced to share a cave with a desiccated corpse! Now night is falling, your machete's blunt, and you only have a few drops of inspiration left to see you through till morning.
It's a jungle out there, all manner of beasts prowl the darkness, and to make matters worse there isn't a single prompt in sight!
Bullet; Green Leave your prompts below! Writing prompts, music prompts, image prompts (dA links only, please), interpretive dance prompts, and anything else you can muster*. We want em al
Daily Deviation Submission Guidelines (For FFM)Please note:

This is a informal guide compiled by FlashFictionMonth from various more official sources.

If you have any questions or need clarification on anything in particular it is always best to contact the literature CV's directly, or consult the deviantArt FAQ for more in-depth information.
Over the years many FFM participants have been awarded Daily Deviations for their work, and we couldn't be more proud. Needless to say, we'd love to see this tradition continue not just with FFM, but throughout the year and with all forms of literature! So hopefully this little guide answers all your basic questions, and clarifies how easy the suggestion process is.

deviantART  FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
An assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a



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The Ruminations of a Multiheaded Monster by WhiskeyDreamer
General Flash Fiction Submissions
FFM Daily Prompts and Challenges
FFM 2018
FFM 2017
FFM 2016

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FFM 2015
FFM 2014

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FFM 2013

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FFM 2012

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FFM 2009

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Mug Designs
FFM 2018 Mug Design by Flash-Fic-Month




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FFM is an annual community writing event, run in July, in which participants write one piece of flash fiction between 55-1000 words every day for a month.

Each day we'll hit you up with unusual prompts, and (optional) extra challenges guaranteed to take your writing somewhere it's never been before.
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist
:la: Sent my first DD suggestion in from FFM 2018 today!
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
That's lovely! :eager:
MMBaird Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Is it just me or did I read somewhere there was a Discord place for FFmers? Am I hallucinating from all the years of coming into contact with the Hydra's toxic fumes?
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Toxic hallucinations are a side effect of our presence, but in this case you are correct. ;)
salshep Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
I love you people.

That is all.
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Our queen. :worship:
Melanophren Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017   Writer
I'm wondering... would you guys recommend we give our submissions proper titles instead of like "FFM 2017 Day _ Submission"?
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
It's up to you entirely. If you think coming up with 31 stories is hard, coming up with 31 distinct titles can be a nightmare (we know). Go with whatever works best for you. :D
MMBaird Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ok, just curious, is there a problem with the chat?
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Seems to be working fine, is your browser giving you grief? The dA chat can be quite sensitive sometimes.
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