I woke this morning to some fabulous news. I won this week’s flash fiction challenge over at Ad Hoc Fiction!
The prompt word was ‘Earth’ and you can read the story here:
I took the prompt word, did some brainstorming around uses and meaning of the word and then whilst I was thinking about it the first line popped out, fully formed. After that the story seemed to fall into place pretty quickly. I gave it to my husband to read, who offered some feedback and a few tweaks and before I could back out I pressed submit!
I love the process of writing flash fiction, weighing up every single word – like writing poetry. And it makes a nice break from chipping away at an 80,000 word monster!