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    Posted: 04 Jun 2021 at 11:48pm
Just signed up for the Flash Fiction! I think it is my favorite 
with the Short Story coming in a close second. It is mostly 
that I get to write two stories, as I never progress, haha. If 
they let us do two of the SS then it would be my favorite, 
like the longer format.
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Yeah, I'm in. Doing well in my first story last year was the moment I realised I'm not utterly hopeless at this.
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Originally posted by theinquisitor theinquisitor wrote:

Yeah, I'm in. Doing well in my first story last year was the moment I realised I'm not utterly hopeless at this.

I also did well on the first story last year, then over reached on the second, sigh.
This year it is back to basics, just write the best damn story anyone has ever read.


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Flash 2016 was the first piece of fiction I ever wrote. I consider it my "writer's birthday." I signed up on a whim after an ugly divorce to try something new. Had no idea what the heck-a-rooni I was doing. First challenge, I got 15 points. Second challenge, 12. It may have set up some unrealistic expectations. LOL

45 published shorts later, I'm here again. All in. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to not do Flash! It's too close to my heart.

Let's do this! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Popsicle Crows Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 2021 at 8:58pm
I'm in too! My first year here but what a way to get pushed outside your comfort zone.
I usually write varieties of short stories but after writing my first script and becoming thoroughly enthralled by the whole idea, I'm starting to think in pictures and sound. Maybe it will help my regular stories?
Could be a disaster too but hey, it's cheaper than a night out and I'm getting more out of it. Plus I don't have to wear heels to do it.
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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:


Flash 2016 was the first piece of fiction I ever wrote. I consider it my "writer's birthday." I signed up on a whim after an ugly divorce to try something new. Had no idea what the heck-a-rooni I was doing. First challenge, I got 15 points. Second challenge, 12. It may have set up some unrealistic expectations. LOL

45 published shorts later, I'm here again. All in. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to not do Flash! It's too close to my heart.

Let's do this! 

File this under "Inspiration". :-)
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Originally posted by theinquisitor theinquisitor wrote:

Yeah, I'm in. Doing well in my first story last year was the moment I realised I'm not utterly hopeless at this.

Ditto for me in this year's short story contest! I had never entered a contest before and making it past the first round made me so happy!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R8C9pnLWVi4LY5SGHjxBQFLcc4SQ9duKdrSmGf6tuzc/edit?usp=sharing
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Let's face it, I'm addicted.
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I've been on the fence; I generally don't do well with short deadlines.  Brilliance requires time to get into my character's head, which can be disorienting and uncomfortable given some of the things my characters do...  Ouch

On the other hand, not bad practice.  Given the population of writers I admire that do this I'm probably in as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tess2019 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 2021 at 10:30am
I am in, too. This was my first foray in to the world of flash fiction contests. Now, I think I have four or five regulars. Cannot wait for this :) 
Please read my newest entry in the 2021 Microfiction 1st Round story titled The Color of Her Blood
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