We promise, this was genuinely said to one of us … and how could we not use it as a prompt? So, go on, we’re giving no more away than that!
Word count: up to 1,500
Deadline: 2pm GMT on Friday 8th June 2018
A reminder of our #TortoiseFlashFiction page if you just love this one but miss the deadline.
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’.