Richard Hugo House’s #FridayFiction flash fiction workshop runs every week on Twitter from 3 - 6 p.m. PST. Each week, we pick a theme and create one single story based off of that theme and we share it with the community of #fridayfiction writers by using the tag in our tweets.
Flash fiction gives us a chance to re-examine our language in a way that we normally wouldn’t be able to do. The confines of the tweet force us to think of different ways of saying something, finding the word that communicates the biggest idea in the shortest way, and using Twitter allows us to find other writers on social media.
For more on why we write flash fiction and use Twitter to do it, read “Exercises in Brevity” on our website.
Last week’s stories, pictured above, were written on the theme of being “Terrified”.
This week’s prompt is “Freedom”, inspired by Occupy Wall Street. Write a story about a moment of freedom that for your character. Write about a struggle against a personal issue or a physical struggle. Try, in the small space allotted in a single tweet, to convey as much information about your character and the scene as you can using the best words to fit the situation.
I’m excited to read and retweet your tales today!
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