The FlashDogs are back and this time they’re even shorter

It’s been a while since the FlashDogs have been out and about, prowling the digital streets, releasing fine paper beasts of flash fiction into the wild and raising money for charity.

This is sad, because I missed them.

But it’s good, because they’re each up to other things, other projects, and that is all very exciting.

But now they’re back with a twitterfied version of even shorter fictions. This time they’re working with the VERY SHORT STORY. Stories short enough to fit in a single tweet, but big enough to make you laugh or make you cry or make you scream.

They’re bringing daily prompts, y’all just see the prompt, then cast your very short story into Twitter with the hashtag #VSS365.

Simple, right?

What, you want rules?

Okay…

Hmmm…

*Digs in pockets, discovers dog-eared wad of post-its*

VERY IMPORTANT UNOFFICIAL RULES OF #VSS365

First rule is: You do not talk about FlashDogs #VSS365.

Second rule is: Wait, what? Forget the first rule, shout about it, join in, retweet, make your VSS’s and spread them liberally across the internet-lands.

Third rule is: Someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out… umm… think that might be a different game.

Fourth rule is: Everyone’s invited, the more the merrier.

That’s all I’ve got in my pocketses (honest), but check the FlashDogs website for how it actually works.

Here’s just a small sample of what’s been going down in the first week…

Your turn – get out there and join in @FlashDogs #VSS365

Grind Spark – out now

Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014, Grind spark is a near-future dystopian novel about growing up in the years leading up to the end of the world. It’s about pretending to be the perfect family. It’s about whether you want to survive. Treat your eye portals. Pick up your copy here.

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