Fall Flash Festival

For centuries, millions of gallons of ink – virtual and literal – have been spilled discussing spring as a time of rebirth and renewal. But around these parts, autumn has always been the time of beginnings. The beginning of another school year. The refreshment that comes with the cool breezes signifying an end to the oppressive hear of summer. And, last but not least – it’s the time of my birthday – October 3 (and this time, I’m turning…40). What better kind of rebirth can you celebrate?

So I’m announcing the first (and perhaps only…time will tell) Fall Flash Festival!

The theme? Fall. Autumn. Anything that loosely falls under that umbrella counts – Halloween. Thanksgiving (either the US or Canadian version). Trees. Leaves. Frost. Pumpkins. Blustery Days. The magic of October skies. Even cold November Rain.

The task? Write an original work of fiction. Or non-fiction. Prose. Poetry. Whatever you’re inspired to create. 200 to 1000 words.

When? You’ll have two weeks to submit your work, starting at midnight (Central Daylight Time, five hours behind GMT) on September 19, and ending at midnight on October 3.

How? If you’ve got your own blog, click the inlinkz link below and link up. If not, post your work in the comments, along with a word count and some way of identifying you (twitter handle, etc). All entries must include a word count to be eligible.

Who? Everyone.

Who’s judging? Myself (@drmagoo on Twitter) and the writer extraordinaire of the short story Burn and the soon-to-be-released novel Orison, Daniel Swensen (@surlymuse).

What can you win? I have no idea…yet. Something. Maybe just adulation. Maybe universal power. Probably somewhere in between.

Questions? Ask away!

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16 Responses to “Fall Flash Festival”

  1. […] This is written for the Fall Flash Festival, by Eric Martell and Daniel Swensen. Interested in joining? Click here and submit your story! […]

  2. Dang my pretty picture didn’t show up on my link

  3. […] For Project Gemini’s Flash Fall Festival […]

  4. […] wrote this for the Fall Flash Festival, hosted by Eric Martell and Daniel Swensen. Please, go read all the other stories written for the […]

  5. […] Happy October 1st! Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. And to help celebrate, I have written this for the Fall Flash Festival hosted by Eric Martell and Daniel Swenson. You can join us by clicking here. […]

  6. […] for Eric Martell and Daniel Swensen's FALL FLASH FESTIVAL and based on the theme […]

  7. OK im in… first real work in almost 8 months!

  8. […] for the Fall Flash Festival […]

  9. Rebekah Postupak Says:

    Here’s mine, on Oct 3 and in advance of midnight, though not, apparently, by midnight Oct 3….

    http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/autumn/

  10. I’m not sure what’s going on but the linky wouldn’t allow me to sign up this morning and this is the second comment I’ve tried to submit. Hopefully, it shows up. 🙂 My entry is at: http://jessicamarcarelli.blogspot.com/2013/10/fall-flash-festival-men-of-aiobheann.html

  11. […] for Eric Martell and Daniel Swensen’s FALL FLASH FESTIVAL and based on the theme […]

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