The OS Weekend Fiction Club

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OS Weekend Fiction Club

OS Weekend Fiction Club
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December 31
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Hello fiction writers of OS! Here you'll find weekly prompts for Fiction Weekend, as well as links to stories written for each Fiction Weekend Open Call._____________________ EVERYONE is welcome to participate in the open calls. THE ONLY REQUIREMENT IS TO WRITE A FICTION PIECE! __________________________________ Here's how to take part in Fiction Weekend: 1. Every Monday, a prompt will be posted here. Come by and check it out. 2. Ideally, try to write a fiction story based on the prompt. But if the prompt doesn't inspire you, you can write a story on any topic you like - THE ONLY RULE IS THAT IT HAS TO BE A WORK OF FICTION. 3. On Thursday night or Friday morning-ish, the Stories List will be posted for that week. If you've written a story, announce it in the comments section of this post. Please include a short description and the title. 4. Show support for your fellow participants: If possible, please try to read and comment on at least three stories. ________________ For more information, or if you have any questions, please see the list of links below, or feel free to contact me!__________Happy reading and writing!

APRIL 6, 2012 12:03PM

Fiction Weekend Stories for 4/6-4/8 2012

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This is the place to read Fiction Weekend stories for this Friday/Saturday/Sunday - and to announce your own piece! 

Stories will be posted throughout the weekend, so feel free to check back regularly for new pieces to read.

If you're participating, announce your piece with its title and a brief description in the Comments section of this post.

This week's prompt was inspired by the excellent exhibit Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and coming soon to Ottawa, Canada):

Write a story based on this painting:
 
vg painting 
 
Or, if that didn't inspire you, you could write a fiction piece on any topic, in any style you want.

Everyone is welcome to join in - if you feel inspired, go for it! 

The only requirement is that a piece announced in the comments be a fiction piece.  

If you're not sure what qualifies as "fiction" in terms of the Fiction Club, please read this  

For information about how to announce a story, etc, please see our "Bio" in the left margin of this page.

You have all weekend to write your story and announce it in the comments section below.

Happy writing and reading! 

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I read Alysa's post on what constitutes fiction, and I am not sure that poetry qualifies. However, I am pretty sure that this does not qualify as poetry. Please read and enjoy "A Spring Walk in Autumn."
"Just Another Tombstone" is my offering using the prompt of the painting.

I hope it works for you.
I'm getting better. Two weeks in a row. This time, it's not quite as dark. Poignant, hopefully. "Timeless"? Maybe.

http://open.salon.com/blog/bearly_artistic/2012/04/06/timeless

(reprint of story notification)
Paradise of the Moment is my short story for this week. It is fantasy genre and considerably shorter than last week's post. No orcs or elves or anything like that but a world both similar to ours and starkly different. Hope you like it.
Short and Sweet. "A Walk in the Woods"
Gerald - In answer to your comment, I think your (very funny!) poem qualifies as "fiction" - or at least doesn't seem particularly like "nonfiction", because you talk about a universal couple with a problem. It doesn't seem as though it's you telling us about your everyday life. That's where the whole "fiction" definition gets confusing, because of course a story could indeed be very much fact-based, but still come across otherwise. The main problem we were having here was bloggers just announcing normal posts about their own real lives that they would have written anyway, as fiction. Not sure why people were doing that. For now, it seems to have stopped.
Two Alone from me, TG.