Over the past few days, as many of you know, we've been deep in discussion about the future format of, and other details regarding Fiction Wednesday.
Please check back soon for an update about this, based on our exchanges in the comments section of the previous post.
For now, all will continue as usual. So....
This is where you'll find links to all of the stories written in response to the Fiction Wednesday Open Call for Wednesday, August 3, 2011!
Instead of a list of links at the bottom of this post, participants have announced their stories in the Comments section. If you're new to Open Salon, just click on the avatar of the participant to get to his/her blog and story.
ALSO, PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE: It has been suggested by ume and ASH that each writer create a short (around 25 word) summary of his/her piece to include in their story announcement in the comments section. If you like this idea, please feel free to go ahead and do it.
People will probably be adding their stories to the list throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday, so please check back regularly if you want to read them all!
And, if you'd like to participate in Fiction Wednesday, why not give it a shot! Everyone is welcome to participate; the only requirement is that your post be a fiction story.
Here are the prompts for today's tales:
Plan A: Do your own thing. Write on any topic, in any style you want.
Plan B: (from the NPR Three Minute Fiction Contest, Round 6):
Write a story that includes someone telling a joke, and someone crying.
If you want to completely follow the contest rules, your story should be a maximum of 600 words long. But this last part is sort of a bonus challenge; the main thing is the joke and the crying.
There is also a LONG-TERM prompt. This can be written when you want and can be posted any Fiction Wednesday. I’ve chosen to make it a long-term thing because some of us (myself included) may need/want more time than usual to write this:
Write a story in a genre or style that you’ve never written in before.
Again, you can do this when you feel ready, and post it the following Fiction Wednesday.
If you write a piece, please remember to come here and post a comment saying you've participated, so that other people will easily be able to find it. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE A SHORT SUMMARY OF YOUR PIECE.
PLEASE POST THE TITLE OF YOUR PIECE, NOT A LINK, SINCE MOST OF US (MYSELF INCLUDED!) AREN'T ABLE TO INCLUDE THE ENTIRE LINK IN A COMMENT!
ALSO, DON'T FORGET TO RATE THIS STORY LIST!
if you have an idea for a future Fiction Wednesday prompt, please feel free to PM me.
Happy writing and reading!