I’ve really enjoyed some creative writing workshops recently. One of the things which strikes me though is how slow I am compared to others. It can literally take me weeks to write a single short story. Given that my goal is something decidedly more long-form, this is a potential problem.
Writing short (with the help of a prompt) can really help get the creative juices flowing (possibly something to do with the temporary suspension of judgment). Friday Flash Fiction is an open invitation to write a micro story (100 words or less) and post it – there’s a picture prompt and it’s fun to see how how others have interpreted the theme. This week’s was a man in a football shirt raising his arm in the air. Not an attractive proposition, but that was the starting point for my microstory, Blind Date.