Ficlet Friday

So the response to my first ficlet effort yesterday – titled “No More Friday Nights” – was really positive. I had a ton of fun being in the moment, writing a self-contained narrative and then just walking away.

Folks are free to use my ficlet as the beginning, middle or end of their own creative endeavors and I hope some do. The wife, however, got very lost reading it and admitted that she didn’t realize I’d intended it to be read as from one point of view and not two.

Though for my part I think you could argue both my original intent and her interpretation, which is all the cooler.

Anyhow, I’m thinking of starting a very achievable, fun ongoing blog post project: Ficlet Fridays.

The concept is simple. Each Friday I’ll write a 1kb (1024 char) masterpiece over @ ficlets. You’ll all come and clamor over the multiple merits of it’s awesomeness.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (Each and every Friday until I’m bored of this OR the ficlets lead me to a longer format idea).

And hey, I want your involvement too. The Atlanta blogging community has a ton of excellent authors including, but not limited to, Will (fellow ficleteer), Maigh, Duane, james, Bill & Thomas.

Of course if blogging is your preferred milieu and you’d rather avoid fiction altogether, feel free to ignore me. If not, jump on in to the short-form pool. The water is warm, but it wasn’t me.

And for today’s offering – Expletive Deleted – I’ve recycled and reformatted a story-starter that’s been sitting in my Google Docs for over a year with no progression. Better to share it than to let it fester.

Happy Ficlet Friday!

4 thoughts on “Ficlet Friday

  1. Flash fiction Fridays are a staple at Futurismic (, and they’re always full of fun inspiration.

    One Ficlet a week? I think I can manage that. Certainly I should, if only to keep that muscle working. Glad to be invited.

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