Friday 7 December 2018

FlashFlood Advent Calendar 2018: Day 7

Day 7: Little Candles

Today is the Day of the Little Candles, a day of celebration in Colombia in which small candles and paper lanterns are placed pretty much anywhere a candle or lantern can be placed.

In keeping, we're providing you with a tiny prompt today, but also shining some light on some other little flashy projects you might want to look at this December....


Today's prompt is to write a story of no more than 50-some words.

Take up our challenge and write the entire story using only one-syllable words...


...take up one of the thematic challenges put forth by these lovely projects:

  • Write a story of up to 50 words on the theme of 'winter feast' for the Scottish Book Trust's free monthly 50-Word Fiction Competition.  Deadline: Tuesday, 11 December.
  • Write a story of exactly 53 words on the theme of 'contradiction' for Press 53's free monthly 53-Word Story Contest.  Deadline: Sunday, 30 December.
  • Write a story of up to 150 words that includes the word 'flake' for Ad Hoc Fiction's free weekly microfiction competition.  Deadline: Wednesday, 12 December.  (Okay, we've cheated here, what with the 150 words.  But if you find yourself spilling over the 50-word limit, then this one is for you!)
Happy writing, and best of luck if you throw your hat into any of these rings!

Keen to support National Flash Fiction Day?  It's never too early to start thinking about what might want to send to our 100-Word Microfiction Competition!  We'll be opening for submissions in early 2019, but in the meantime, you can read last year's winners.


Find out more about National Flash Fiction Day at our website or get in touch if you'd like to learn more about how you can get involved.

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