I can’t remember now exactly what gave me the idea for plundering the titles of the recent additions to Project Gutenberg for prompt ideas, but I can remember that Debs took some persuading to add it to our list, and was reluctant right up to the point that it actually went live. She soon came round thought and now we see this as very much a Fiction Can Be Fun USP.
This is a deceptively simple #FlashFiction prompt but does require some active choice on your part…
To select your prompt, go to the Recent Books section of the Project Gutenberg website. Pick a book whose title makes you go ‘ooooh I know what I want to write about …’ and there you have it – your #FlashFiction prompt for this month.
Do have a good browse while you’re there – you could find even more reads to add to your massive TBR lists – and all at no cost!
Word count: 500-750 words
Deadline: 8 am GMT on Sunday 14th June 2020
Don’t forgot, if you miss the deadline, you can always post your story to our #TortoiseFlashFiction page.
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’.