Daily Flash Fiction Contest for May (FSFS Only)
The "Fantasy and Science Fiction Society"
Brought roses home. Keys didn't fit. - Inconclusive attribution
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What is the May Flash Challenge?
Every day throughout May I will reveal a prompt or challenge. All you have to do is a write a piece of flash fiction that follows it. The piece can be any genre, you don't have to write fantasy/sci-fi if you don't want to.
Daily Prize: Prize worth 10K
Overall Winner Prize: Item from the WdC Store (item TBC)
Big Completion Prize: A 25K awardicon on the folder or book item containing your flash fiction and an FSFS merit badge BOTH virtual and physical.
Small Completion Prize: A 10K awardicon on the folder or book item containing your flash fiction and an FSFS merit badge
Goodbye mission control. Thanks for trying. - Inconclusive attribution
How does it work?
Once the prompt is posted, you have 24 hours to write a piece of flash fiction that follows it. If you successfully write the 31 pieces of flash fiction with no more than 3 late entries then you win a big prize at the end of the month. If you manage to write the 31 pieces of flash fiction, but with more than 3 late entries then you will win a slightly smaller (but still good) prize.
There will be a mixture of normal prompts (such as a setting or idea) for you to base your piece on. There will also be some challenges. These are designed to push the boundaries of flash fiction and will challenge you to write a story following a set of rules or constraints. Each prompt and challenge will state the maximum (and sometimes minimum) word count. You cannot go outside of this count.
There will be a daily winner (with an accompanying daily prize), determined by me, selected from all the on time submissions for a prompt/challenge. At the end of the 31 days the daily winners will be handed over to a set of judges who will whittle it down to the final 5. The ultimate winner will then be determined by a public vote of these 5 pieces.
For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn. - Attributed to Ernest Hemingway
1. You can submit your stories as either a static item or a book entry. If you use static items, please keep them in a folder for the challenge. If you are aiming to write more flashes than your port allows, then you can put multiple entries in the same static (only do this as a last resort)
2. To be classified as on time you must post a link to the item/entry (unless writing directly into the post) in a new forum post before the deadline. To allow for slow connections, I will include a 10 minute grace period. If you post within this time, you will not be eligible for the daiy prize, but it won't count as a late entry for the big completion prize.
3. In the subject of your submission post please state which day number you are submitting for. Please include the word late if it is a late submission.
4. You must state the word count at the top of your item/entry/post.
5. You must write the full prompt/challenge at the top of your item/entry/post.
6. Entries must be rated no higher than 18+
7. Do not edit your entries after the deadline (unless editing to qualify as a late entry) until the daily winner has been announced.
8. The daily winner may not edit their entry until the final winner has been announced.
9. After the 31 days, there will be a period of 1 week for you to submit any late entries.
Thymine, adenine, cytosine at affordable prices... - Inconclusive attribution
Prompts and Challenges
Prompt: May Flash Challenge
Max WC: 310 words
Deadline: 1 June @ 4:24 pm (WdC Time)
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