A Story A Day in May: Join me on a new adventure!

StoryADay

This May, I’m participating in A Story A Day – a writing challenge set up by Julie Duffy, meant to encourage participants to finish what they start.

Since writing a new full-length piece of short fiction every day is quite a tall order, I’ve decide to write works of flash fiction (50 to 500 words) on a daily basis.

I’m also aiming to write these as linked pieces, which can stand alone but also be read in order.

Finally, I want to send at least some of these out for publication, so rather than posting the stories on my blog each day, I will only share an opening line or other teaser on my blog – to avoid being rejected for “previously published” work. Subscribers to my mailing list, however, will receive the full story in their inbox, since I’ve never heard of any publications rejecting pieces shared privately.

At the end of the month, I will gather the stories I’ve completed together in a collection that’s tentatively titled Mayday: Flash Fiction for Adrenaline Junkies. You can pre-order a copy at Smashwords.

Here are the Story Sparks I’ve got lined up for each day:

    • 5/1 – Postcard story about a postcard
    • 5/2 – Moving to another city/state/country
    • 5/3 – Learning a foreign language
    • 5/4 – Cooking an unusual recipe
    • 5/5 – Tiki bar
    • 5/6 – Typewriters
    • 5/7 – Cats
    • 5/8 – Crazy Eights
    • 5/9 – The old El Camino
    • 5/10 – Patterns
    • 5/11 – Punk rock
    • 5/12 – New toys
    • 5/13 – World’s tallest
    • 5/14 – “Look before you leap” – and other advice to ignore
    • 5/15 – Drawbridges, moats, dungeons
    • 5/16 – Sword swallowers, fire dancers and freaks
    • 5/17 – Extreme positivity
    • 5/18 – Updated fairy tales
    • 5/19 – Secret places
    • 5/20 – Hotels
    • 5/21 – Running a marathon
    • 5/22 – Courage
    • 5/23 – Astrology/psychics
    • 5/24 – Point Break
    • 5/25 – Solving a 2-minute mystery
    • 5/26 – Ninjas
    • 5/27 – Armadillos
    • 5/28 – Sex tips from unlikely sources
    • 5/29 – Dancing
    • 5/30 – The Collector
    • 5/31 – Bake a cake to celebrate

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  1. […] editor, and a leader in the community of San Diego writers. This month (May, 2016) she is writing a story a day. Go check it out. Thank you for your nomination, Laura, I’m honored. I […]