The Honey Pot
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 story prompt was “Beginnings”, in honor of the New Year.
This week’s story prompt is “Dreams”.
Are your dreams your goals for the New Year? Or are they the visions that come to you during sleep?
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.
Also, try and 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.
Hope to see you and your flashfiction this afternoon!

middle-aged lady fever dream
hahaha I’m just going to add that to every post 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 story prompt was “Beginnings”, in honor of the New Year.

This week’s story prompt is “Dreams”.

Are your dreams your goals for the New Year? Or are they the visions that come to you during sleep?

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.

Also, try and 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.

Hope to see you and your flashfiction this afternoon!

middle-aged lady fever dream

hahaha I’m just going to add that to every post today.

(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:

Today is another #FridayFiction, Richard Hugo House’s Twitter-run flash fiction workshop. Inspired by #OccupyWallStreet and, more locally, #OccupySeattle, today’s prompt is going to be “Resistance”.
Here are some stories from last week’s “Trust”.
Think about stories of resistance for Friday afternoon, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST. Use the #FridayFiction tag and create a tale with characters who resist forces, resist change, resist corruption, resist another character… be creative.

friday-fiction:

Today is another #FridayFiction, Richard Hugo House’s Twitter-run flash fiction workshop. Inspired by #OccupyWallStreet and, more locally, #OccupySeattle, today’s prompt is going to be “Resistance”.

Here are some stories from last week’s “Trust”.

Think about stories of resistance for Friday afternoon, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST. Use the #FridayFiction tag and create a tale with characters who resist forces, resist change, resist corruption, resist another character… be creative.

(via sarahsamudre)