A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 52!

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction is a challenge that runs every week in the Flash Fiction forum. Week 1 of the challenge begins today, Saturday 4th January.

To meet the challenge in any particular week, participants must:

1) Write a flash fiction story.
2) Polish that story.
3) Submit that story to a market.

Each of these steps must be completed within that week to count.

The aim of this challenge is to help you to develop a regular routine of writing, editing and submitting flash fiction stories.


Resources:

I will post a story prompt every Saturday, at the start of each new week of the challenge. It is not compulsory to use this prompt; it is simply offered in case you would like something to help kick-start your ideas. You are also free to use, at any time, any of the prompts posted for the Flash Fortnight challenge, all of which are listed in the links given at the bottom of this post.

The Polished and Ready room (password: flashed). Once you have edited your story as best you can, you may post your story here for feedback before you send it out.

You might like to mention that it is a story written for this challenge (for example, you could put "YOWFF 1: [Story title]" as the thread title), so that critiquers are aware that there is a time constraint on feedback. If you do post in Polished and Ready, please consider providing feedback on the stories of your fellow members and challenge participants.

The Submitting and Selling Flash Fiction room. Look over the flash fiction markets listed and discussed here to help you decide which ones you would like to submit your story to.

The Flash Fictioners' Corner Booth. Discuss your writing, commiserate with each other regarding rejections, and celebrate story acceptances. This thread is yours to use as you like!


Signature pips:

As you progress in this challenge, you might like to mark your achievements in your AW forum signature. When you reach each milestone, feel free to use the appropriate image from this super special selection:


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Some writers are not inspired by words, but by images, or music. If the prompt by itself doesn't work for you, try entering it into Google image search and writing a story from the first result that catches your eye. For music, you could go to YouTube and listen to the first song result you get for the prompt. (Give yourself a time limit for this - don't forget that you're there for a specific reason.)

Best of luck!

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Here we go!

A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 1!

Your Week 1 prompt is: Greek fire.

You have until the end of Friday 10th January to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 2!

Your Week 2 prompt is: Gulag.

You have until the end of Friday 17th January to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 3!

Your Week 3 prompt is: Negative.

You have until the end of Friday 24th January to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 4!

Your Week 4 prompt is: Elephant.

You have until the end of Friday 31st January to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 5!

Your Week 5 prompt is: Paint.

You have until the end of Friday 7th February to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 6!

Your Week 6 prompt is: Galaxy.

You have until the end of Friday 14th February to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 7!

Your Week 7 prompt is: Cassette.

You have until the end of Friday 21st February to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 8!

Your Week 8 prompt is: Absence.

You have until the end of Friday 28th February to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 9!

Your Week 9 prompt is: Opera.

You have until the end of Friday 7th March to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 10!

Your Week 10 prompt is: Secretary.

You have until the end of Friday 14th March to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 11!

Your Week 11 prompt is: Dive.

You have until the end of Friday 21st March to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 12!

Your Week 12 prompt is: Train.

You have until the end of Friday 28th March to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 13!

Your Week 13 prompt is: Charm.

You have until the end of Friday 4th April to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 14!

Your Week 14 prompt is: Pram / baby carriage.

You have until the end of Friday 11th April to write, polish and submit your story.
 

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 15!

Your Week 15 prompt is: Ash.

You have until the end of Friday 18th April to write, polish and submit your story.
 

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 16!

Your Week 16 prompt is: Famine.

You have until the end of Friday 25th April to write, polish and submit your story.
 

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 17!

Your Week 17 prompt is: Margin.

You have until the end of Friday 2nd May to write, polish and submit your story.
 

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 18!

Your Week 18 prompt is: Crescent.

You have until the end of Friday 9th May to write, polish and submit your story.
 

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 19!

Your Week 19 prompt is: Circus.

You have until the end of Friday 16th May to write, polish and submit your story.
 

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 20!

Your Week 20 prompt is: Catacomb.

You have until the end of Friday 23rd May to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 21!

Your Week 21 prompt is: Tinderbox.

You have until the end of Friday 30th May to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 22!

Your Week 22 prompt is: Iris.

You have until the end of Friday 6th June to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 23!

Your Week 23 prompt is: Drunk.

You have until the end of Friday 13th June to write, polish and submit your story.

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A Year of Writing Flash Fiction: Week 24!

Your Week 24 prompt is: Rainforest.

You have until the end of Friday 20th June to write, polish and submit your story.

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