#FF Prompt: Project Gutenberg

After the madness that is the A-Z Challenge, it’s time for one of our favourite prompts here at Fiction Can Be Fun.  Yes, it’s pick a new release of an old (out of copyright) book at Project Gutenberg.

To pick your prompt, pop onto the Project Gutenberg site, feeling free to have a browse while you’re there, before heading over to the Recent Books section. Then pick one that you like the look of. The title of your chosen book forms the title and prompt for your story.


Word limit : 500 words (ish)
Deadline for your story : 11th May, 2 pm GMT


A reminder to new readers/writers, please post on your own site and add a link in the comments section below.  If you don’t have your own blog or similar outlet, do send us your story via the contact form on the About page and we’ll post for you, with an appropriate by-line.  

Two caveats if you want to go down this route: if you want to retain the copyright, then you will need to state this, and this is a family show, so we reserve the right not to post anything that strays into NSFW or offends against ‘common decency’.


Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business can be found on DebsCarey.com.

9 thoughts on “#FF Prompt: Project Gutenberg”

  1. Ok. I might have gone just a wee little teeny-tiny bit beyond the word limit on this. Y’know, just a smidge. Hey, it’s my first prompt for someone in a long time. The title I chose was “A Dominie Dismissed”. It went the way it wanted to. So….

    I’m not sure if I did this correctly. Were we supposed to wait until Friday to post? I’m confused: the AtoZ is still making my head clang. Anyways…hope you like it. And remember:

    One does NOT dismiss a Dominie.

    Tale Spinning

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Stu! Glad you played along. I figure that you’ve got to make the writing games work for you ;0) A link here is perfect, and I’m pretty sure we say by 2 pm on Friday, so you’ve got that one ticked as well. I’ll try and remember to put a link in at the end of the post of our stories.

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      1. Can you edit the comment thingy? I just saw I pasted the link three million times. If you could get rid of the first link, I’d appreciate it. Can’t sleep tonight. Thanks


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