As you can see from the cards, I’m the current moderator for the Monthly Flash Fiction Draw Challenge, which was started by ‘Nathan Burgoine a few years ago and carried on by Cait Gordon and Jeffrey Ricker. It’s a monthly writing challenge mainly for stress-free fun that anyone can play.
Here’s how it works: The first Monday of each month I draw three cards, a club, a heart and a diamond. These correspond to a list naming a genre, a setting and an object that must appear in the story. Participants write up a flash fiction story, 1,000 words or less, post it to their website/blog and link it here in the comments. As I’m no good at making videos I did it off stage and the results were the Jack of Hearts (a Sports Story), a Seven of Diamonds (a Piano Factory) and the Ace of Clubs (a Pair of Handcuffs.)
Here’s the results for April!
E. H. Timms wrote “Take Your Cue.” https://thinkingthinking123.blogspot.com/2022/04/flash-fic-challenge-take-your-cue.html
I wrote “Will I Be Rich Say the Bells of Shoredich?” https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/04/11/will-i-be-rich-the-bells-of-shoredich-chime-for-aprils-flash-fiction-draw-challenge-by-jeff-baker-april-11-2022/
Thanks so much to all our participants! It’s not too late—if you want to write a story for this, post it in the comments and I’ll stick it up here! And I’ll see you on May 2nd, 2022 for the next draw!