Open your daily newspaper or go to an online news source. Pick an article
with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article.
It’s likely the headline will lead you in selecting a genre, but feel free to mix it up!
Word count: 500ish
Deadline: 7am GMT on Sunday 8th November 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 – you retain the copyright.
One caveat, if you want to go down this route: this is a family show, so we reserve the right not to post anything that strays into NSFW or offends against ‘common decency’.