The OS Weekend Fiction Club

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OS Weekend Fiction Club

OS Weekend Fiction Club
December 31
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!

MAY 7, 2012 4:51PM

Fiction Weekend Prompt for 5/11-5/13 2012

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tree grows in brooklyn
This week's prompt is inspired by the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith:
Write a story that takes place in or involves somewhere you lived or knew well as a kid.  Try to use description to bring the place vividly to life.  REMEMBER, this should be FICTION, not memoir.  Have fun with the idea - maybe imagine what your best friend's life was like growing up, or what would have happened if your hometown had been invaded by aliens, or invent a character and give them an adventure to have in this place you knew, etc.
Or, if that doesn't inspire you, write a fiction piece on any topic, in any style you want.

I'll post the Stories List Thursday night or Friday morning, and participants are free to announce their stories throughout the weekend.

REMEMBER, everyone is welcome to participate in the OS Weekend Fiction Club - the only requirement is that your piece be a work of fiction.

 If you don't know what "Fiction" means in terms of this blog, please see this post for an explanation.

 If you feel inspired, come join in!  For information on how, check out the basic info in the profile column, near the top left of the border of our blog.

 Happy writing! 

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I'll be taking you on a trip to a Catholic elementary school in Morrisville, PA, circa 1968.
"A Geek Grows In California"
I have lots of place to choose from in my childhood. Good prompt. I will work on being more descriptive.
Something a little different from me this week: "The Boy at the Edge of the Woods.", a short story on the dark side. Strange goings on down at the Lake. Things hinted but unsaid; suggested but unconfirmed. An enigma? Interpretations welcome. Discuss!