I know a lot of you out there are good at flash fiction but how about writing a story in 140 character (not words). If you think you are up to the challenge you should go to Thaumatrope's website and try your hand at it. It is actually pretty fun and it pays 5 cents a word (okay so it is only $1.20 a story but it is better than a sharp stick in your temple) The only thing is you have to sign up for a Twitter account and I have found it to be a mildly addictive time-killer. Especially if you download a plug in like twitterfox (I use firefox for my browser.) Otherwise it is good clean fun. I wrote them two 'stories' yesterday and they accepted both of them.
In other news, my story nine will be on 52 Stitches website on March 22, if all goes as planned. I am looking forward to the weekly stories there. I think it is a fantastic idea, that and I think flash fiction read so much better than traditional short stories, at least online.
The majority of the icestorm missed us, we ended up with just a little ice and about two inches of sleet with a dusting of snow on that. Needless to say they called off school in most of the state today. (Heck it could be all but I only have a limited grasp on the news I read in the morning) Needless to say I won't be going anywhere today because my wife took the four-wheel drive to work.
If i don't post again, a Merry Christmas to everyone.
Geeking out over The Black Hole (Disney, 1979)
4 weeks ago