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Welcome to AW's Flash Fiction Challenge! PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

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No, it doesn’t mean you have to write stories running naked down the street. The flash is a 90-minute time limit, and you know what fiction is.

The Challenge works like this:

A prompt will be announced in the chat room on Sunday evenings at 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6 PST. In addition, the topic will be posted in this forum. The chat room host will be able to answer questions.

You have 90 minutes from the time you first read the prompt to write, edit, and post your story in this forum.

To post your story, begin a new thread. You do this by pressing the large oval New Thread button that appears on the left above and below existing threads in the forum.

In the subject line, put: "FF" the date and the prompt word or phrase. For example, if the prompt is "peaches" your thread's title should be:
FFC - 1/21/07

DO NOT put the story title/prompt in the subject line.

We hope you all make use of the real-time nature of the chat room for participating in the Flash Fiction Challenge. Following the 90-minute writing period, and once your stories are posted, we like to stick around to read and comment on the results. Of course, written comments attached to each story are encouraged as well.

Those of you outside the Western Hemisphere (USA, Canada, South America) who want to participate and don’t want to get up in the middle of night to write, may do as follows. Check the prompt here and write, edit, and post your story in 90 minutes (on your honor, of course). Writers are encouraged to post their stories within 24 hours after the initial prompt is displayed. AW members may continue to comment on the stories as long as they wish.

Good luck, and have fun!
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