No, that tree isn’t a whomping willow come to life to try and kill you, and no, the street isn’t turning into some sort of cthonic entity!
Psychogeography is the interaction between psychology and geography. I’m not going to put it any more strongly than that, but if you want more detail, then you should check out this explanation by fabulous folklorist @icysedgwick.
So for this month – our fourth anniversary – the prompt is to imagine yourself taking a walk – it could be somewhere you are very familiar with, it could be a place you want to go, it could be somewhere you found on Google Maps. Bonus points though if it is the first place that sprang into your mind when you started reading this post. The story can be any genre you like, but usual caveat of not NSFW.
500-1000 words please by 8am GMT – Sunday 13th September.
Ready, steady, GO!
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’.