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Weekend Roundup: May 8-14

Tweet of the Day: The Fall of Book Publishing: The Rise of New E-Book Business Models


Two weeks of nothing but net, I mean posts. So far so good. This week was a busy one, from feudal futures to final showdowns. It went something like this:

Sun: Writing the (dreaded) query letter. Still working on that 😦
Mon: A Feudal Future brought to you by TV Tropes. It’s Feudalism in SPACE!
Tue: I asked How Alien is Alien? Are your aliens alien enough?
Wen: Wizard’s World War travels to China in Friend or Foe.
Thur: I dipped into the serious end of Spec-Fiction with On Politics, Religion and Speculative Fiction.
Fri: Sir Jonah meets himself and learns the truth about the World. Decisions and revelations in The Gate: King Under the Mountain.

Thought I was done. No, not yet. Here is another (yes another) challenge, the May Flash Fiction Challenge:

I hope more people join in the challenge this month. I’ve learned that I love to read flash fiction. The random sentence generated by WritingFix.com for this month is: “He should have never been there in the first place.”

Now for the rules of the challenge.

You must start your story with the sentence: ”He should have never been there in the first place.”
The story must be 500 words or less
Your story needs to have a clear beginning, middle and end.

The challenge ends June 1st.

If you participate in the challenge please include a link to my blog to send me a pingback or trackback or post a comment with the link to your flash fiction story on this post. I can’t wait to read all of your stories!

Talking of pingbacks. My own writer’s challenge is still running. You still have time to do an Interview with a Character.

The Rules as follows (please leave a comment/pingback so that I may add you to the list, thank you):

One-thousand words or less.
Interview one character per post
Write a small paragraph (50 words or less) describing the story setting
Answer the Following Questions:

Character’s name.

Nicknames, if any.

What do you look like? Eye color, hair color, ethnicity, distinguishing marks or features, clothing, jewelry, and gear…

What are your hobbies?

Who and where is your family?Where are you from?

Do you have any secrets, and what are they? Why do you keep them?

What do you believe in ? Explain.






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