Hello, peeps… no, you didn’t miss some days. It is Monday, but… Well, lemme explain. Today we’re going to talk about something I used to do on Booklikes called Flash Fiction Fridays. I’ve always been a storyteller, and depending on who you ask, I’m either talented or an outright hack. I had a segment on my Booklikes blog called Confessions of a Hack, so I guess you know where my views of myself land. Anywho, I do consider my talent for storytelling a talent, but only in the same way that a liar can be really good at what they do. I excel at making shit up and tying shit together to make a single cogent thread, and I’m lucky enough to do it for a living, but so does James Patterson and we all know that man is one good fart away from brain death. Moreover, I really like a challenge. It keeps me at the top of my game.
I can write about anything. Whether or not what I write is any good… well, I’ll leave that up to you. Guess what else I’m going to leave up to you? No, not my extensive collection of ferret porn. Guess again… Right! You get to choose what I’m going to write about. Now, I do not have near as many followers on this site as I did on Booklikes, so I will be opening up comments around Monday of each week with a Flash Fiction Friday post and people will be able to comment throughout the week. I want you to comment on these threads (like this one righ’chere) giving me the plot point for the story you want me to write. The more outlandish the better. Then, on Friday, I will tie them all together and post the story.
Want an example of what I’m talking about? Click HERE for VegLand. If you scroll down to the bottom of the post, you can check out the people who submitted plot points and see how well I did incorporating them into the story. You can also get a feel for what I’m asking for.
Sound cool? Well, I’m not done yet. Next year, on this day, I will collect all 52 Flash Fiction Friday posts and release them in a paperback collection. Each story will include your name (however you want it shown: real name, pen name, online persona, whatever) and your suggestion. Credit where credit is due, and all that.
All right. Start dropping your plot points below. And yes, I’m going to be able to do both this and NaNoWriMo. I got this, son. No worries.
Oh, I wrote 4,055 for NaNoWriMo today, in case you were wondering. That’s five words less than yesterday, but still above my goal of 4k a day.
See you tomorrow,
Pic of the Day
My work in progress…