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friday-fiction:

Today is #FridayFiction!

#FridayFiction is a flash fiction workshop that runs every week on Twitter from 3 - 6 p.m. PST, facilitated by Richard Hugo House . Each week, we pick a theme and create a story based off of that theme. We share it with the community of #fridayfiction writers by using the tag in our tweets. You can contribute more than one story. You can use the same character in every story, or multiple characters. The important thing is that your story, with the tag #FridayFiction, not exceed the 140 character limit that Twitter sets.

Why do we do this?

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.

This is our first #FridayFiction of 2013! This week’s prompt is “Change.” 

How does your character deal with change? Is the change good or bad?

As you write, try and experiment with POV, different characters, and feel free to write more than one story! Writing within the confines of a tweet is difficult, but it gets you into an incredible mindset. Find the right words to create the mood, the plot and convey character in the tiny space that you have.

Also, interact with the community! Every week, a lot of amazing writers gather together and share their stories. These people don’t just offer up great stories, they are great people to follow throughout the rest of the week as well. Being on Twitter is all about curating the conversation you want to be apart of and this is a great way to meet people who love being creative.

If you’ve been reading for a long time, please continue to enjoy our great stories, but also, feel free to offer up your own! You wouldn’t think, as vast a social network as Twitter is, that it’d be a safe space to offer up your fiction, but it is, and it’s a wonderful way to network with other creatives online.

Hope to see you and your flash fiction this afternoon!

friday-fiction:

Today is #FridayFiction!

#FridayFiction is a flash fiction workshop that runs every week on Twitter from 3 - 6 p.m. PST, facilitated by Richard Hugo House. Each week, we pick a theme and create a story based off of that theme. We share it with the community of #fridayfiction writers by using the tag in our tweets. You can contribute more than one story. You can use the same character in every story, or multiple characters. The important thing is that your story, with the tag #FridayFiction, not exceed the 140 character limit that Twitter sets.

Why do we do this?

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 #FridayFiction was “Paradise”, a wonderfully deep theme for any writer to work with. We received some amazing submissions last week.Click on the stories above for an expanded view of each person’s stories. 

This week’s prompt is “Pain”. Nothing prompts a plot or character development like pain:

Write a story that features some kind of pain. Is it physical? Emotional?

How does it drive your character and/or plot? Make sure it does. It’s one thing to write about pain for pain’s sake, but make it count. Write a story that uses pain for some end.


As you write, try and experiment with POV, different characters, and feel free to write more than one story! Writing within the confines of a tweet is difficult, but it gets you into an incredible mindset. Find the right words to create the mood, the plot and convey character in the tiny space that you have.

Also, interact with the community! Every week, a lot of amazing writers gather together and share their stories. These people don’t just offer up great stories, they are great people to follow throughout the rest of the week as well. Being on Twitter is all about curating the conversation you want to be apart of and this is a great way to meet people who love being creative.

If you’ve been reading for a long time, please continue to enjoy our great stories, but also, feel free to offer up your own! You wouldn’t think, as vast a social network as Twitter is, that it’d be a safe space to offer up your fiction, but it is, and it’s a wonderful way to network with other creatives online.

Hope to see you and your flash fiction this afternoon!

(via clairesalcedo)

friday-fiction:

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season! We are back from our holiday break!

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.

This week’s story prompt is “Beginnings”, in honor of the approaching New Year.  

Experiment with POV, different characters, and write more than one story! Writing within the confines of a tweet is difficult, but it gets you into an incredible mindset. Find the right words to create the mood, the plot and convey character in as short a way as you can.

(via clairesalcedo)

friday-fiction:

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 was a holiday weekend, so we took a break from our usual routine so we could get over our turkey/alcohol/family induced headaches at our leisure.
The week before, however, was inspired by the Occupy Wallstreet/Everywhere protests. The theme was “Freedom” and as you can see from the stories up above, people interpreted the prompt in a variety of ways. 
Today’s prompt is “Theft”.
The story can be about a literal theft of a material possession, or it can be about the theft of values, identity, belief… one’s own sense of innocence or security in this world. What is stolen? How is it stolen? Who is the thief and can we recover what is lost?
As always, I cannot wait to read the stories you come up with. It’s a joy and a honor to participate with all of you every week, to meet other writers online and create our small offerings to art in the space of a single tweet. Thank you for participating.
For those of you who just read the stories, thank you for reading! I know there are a lot of you who have let us at the Hugo House know how you appreciate the stories and we appreciate you! I hope you like today’s stories and who knows? Maybe one of these days we’ll get to enjoy one of yours.
See you all this afternoon! Think of new ways to express narrative through brevity! Play with POV! Push yourself into the gender of a character you don’t normally choose. Write more than one tale! And of course, have a lot of fun writing. This is what we love to do. It’s so great to be able to share this together.

friday-fiction:

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 was a holiday weekend, so we took a break from our usual routine so we could get over our turkey/alcohol/family induced headaches at our leisure.

The week before, however, was inspired by the Occupy Wallstreet/Everywhere protests. The theme was “Freedom” and as you can see from the stories up above, people interpreted the prompt in a variety of ways. 

Today’s prompt is “Theft”.

The story can be about a literal theft of a material possession, or it can be about the theft of values, identity, belief… one’s own sense of innocence or security in this world. What is stolen? How is it stolen? Who is the thief and can we recover what is lost?

As always, I cannot wait to read the stories you come up with. It’s a joy and a honor to participate with all of you every week, to meet other writers online and create our small offerings to art in the space of a single tweet. Thank you for participating.

For those of you who just read the stories, thank you for reading! I know there are a lot of you who have let us at the Hugo House know how you appreciate the stories and we appreciate you! I hope you like today’s stories and who knows? Maybe one of these days we’ll get to enjoy one of yours.

See you all this afternoon! Think of new ways to express narrative through brevity! Play with POV! Push yourself into the gender of a character you don’t normally choose. Write more than one tale! And of course, have a lot of fun writing. This is what we love to do. It’s so great to be able to share this together.

(via clairesalcedo)

friday-fiction:


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!

friday-fiction:

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!

(via clairesalcedo)