First, let’s get to the prompts (a day late!) for August 2022. Then the usual explanation.
A Paranormal Story
Set in an Abandoned Grade School
Involving a Stuffed Octopus
Hi! I’m Jeff Baker. I also write as Mike Mayak.
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 every month I draw three cards; a heart, a diamond and a club. 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 and link it here in the comments. I’ll post the results (and hopefully have one of my own written!) the week of August 15th, 2022.
As I’m no good making videos I did the drawing offstage and the results were the Seven of Hearts (a Paranormal story), the Two of Diamonds (an Abandoned Grade School) and the Queen of Clubs (a Stuffed Octopus.)
So, get to writing and I’ll post the results next week!
Thanks for playing!