As November wanes and we've just one more month to make 2012 memorable,
write a piece of fiction of changes that put you in great position to succeed. I'm not talking apocalyptic happenstances, but a personal change your character makes to improve his prospects for success.
Who came all this way to decorate this one tree on a rocky crag? Maybe it was you? Write a little Flashy Fiction about the decorator. What inspired the mystery decorator to risk life and limb to add a little color to this lonely tree?
"It is required of every man," the ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death." - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
The force that propels the human spirit on the clear way forward and upward is theabstractspirit.
-Wassily Kandinsky 'On the Question of Form', in Blaue Reiter Almanac.
Literature is not anabstractscience, to which exact definitions can be applied.It is an Art rather, the success of which depends on personal persuasiveness, on the author's skill to give as on ours to receive.
- SirArthurThomas known as 'Q' Quiller-Couch Inaugural lecture as Professor of English at Cambridge University.
Abstract refers to something that is not physical or concrete. (adjective)
No more than a dim spot in the distance, just barely brighter than the surrounding darkness...could it be the light at the end of the tunnel? Your way out? Or is it the train coming toward you? Write a little Flashy Fiction about finally reaching a goal, about finally seeing the light...good or bad.
In honor of Veteran's Day/ Armistice Day/ Remembrance Day, I'd like to pay tribute to all who serve our country. Perhaps you could write a letter to someone or share a story. Whatever you choose, make sure to post it in the comments.
It's Election Day here in the USA! Will either of the candidates ever rank among the "Great Presidents"? For today's prompt, write a bit of Flashy Fiction that shows a candidate running for election. It can be a speech the candidate gives, a glimpse of them on the campaign trail, or more private moments when the cameras aren't rolling. What drives your candidate? Let's see it.
Today, cook us up
something that includes a recipe (for the best chicken soup, for disaster, for
love), or at least a list of ingredients. Throw in a little spice if you’d
like. Then share your delicious fiction piece here.