For this week, the challenge from Flash Fiction Friday was to write about a coat. Your favourite coat, but that you ended up donating to the local thrift store. We had to write about how it then affected the life of the next person. So I 'gave away' my comfy winter coat. I wanted to explore a different ending too, avoiding a cliche. Feedback always welcome of course. Maximum was 1000 words, I did about 900.
We've had several bouts of above freezing days, with some sun, some rain. And even more below freezing days, with sun and non-rain, that white stuff that you have to shovel. So, although I got out occasionally to snowshoe, or stroll around my hood, I've tended to stay in. So a bit more writing done, a lot more reading and gaming. As I listen to some tunes. I discovered how to 'cast from my smartphone to my Google Home, so I have a favourite DJ's tracks playing from Soundcloud.
The challenge this week from FlashFictionFriday was to use eight given words in a 1000 word story, words chosen at random from a list of 16. I got confess, second, lively, exchange, smell, noisy, stocking, and sign. It took a few days, but eventually my subconscious came up with a story. I added characters, issue, some plot, and voila. I bolded my eight words. It's just under 1000 words.
Our prompt this week for Flash Fiction Friday was all about testing your character - in a blizzard, specifically. It seemed appropriate, given the sudden winter storms that have been descending on us this year. As a writer, we can throw things like blizzards and broken limbs and winning lottery tickets at our developing characters, to see what they make of the challenge. This story came out pretty fast for me, and was fun. Just under 1000 words.