This week I was given the keys to the FlashDogs Head Quarters, FDHQ, and was allowed to set the prompt words for #vss365 (“Very Short Stories”). Every day I had the responsibility for picking a word or phrase that would then be used for a whole day to inspire tweet length fictions.
And damn, it was fun.
Also, jeez, there’s a tonne of words out there.
*Oh, the decisions, the decisions.*
For company, and to keep me in check, I made sure to bring the Beast and Robot Tam with me to FDHQ. They weren’t on their best behaviour.
To give you a taste of what went down, here’s some of what happened last week. This is most definitely NOT exhaustive, but just a very few of the many, many excellent stories.
DAY 1: #bars
— Voimaoy (@voimaoy) September 23, 2016
— Mike West (@Mike333West) September 23, 2016
DAY 2: #cargo
— Catherine Connolly (@FallIntoFiction) September 24, 2016
— Steph Ellis (@el_stevie) September 24, 2016
DAY 3: #digital
A personal favourite topic of mine – how the digital world meshes with the ‘real’ world, and what might happen next.
— Mark A. King (@Making_Fiction) September 25, 2016
— Shakes (@TheShakes72) September 25, 2016
Even Robot Tam got involved…
— FlashDogs (@FlashDogs) September 25, 2016
DAY 4: #Beast
Dedicated to the grumpy cat that lurks in my house.
— Casey Rose Frank (@CaseyRoseFrank) September 26, 2016
— Marie Mckay (@Elaine173Marie) September 26, 2016
DAY 5: #spot
— Sal Page (@SalnPage) September 27, 2016
— Bart Van Goethem (@bartvangoethem) September 27, 2016
DAY 6: #circus
— Sian Ink (@sian_ink) September 28, 2016
— Voimaoy (@voimaoy) September 28, 2016
DAY 7: #Spark
A mini heads-up to my upcoming novel Grind Spark. I opted against going for the word ‘grind’… you never know where that could end up.
— Liz Hedgecock (@lizhedgecock) September 29, 2016
— Zevonesque ✒ (@zevonesque) September 29, 2016
And all of these are just a tiny sampling of the joys of #vss365. I’ve handed the keys back to FDHQ for now, but head over to twitter and get your fine-selves joining in.