They were in the middle of raiding the pantry when a cough came from behind them …
You can make this quote the beginning, the ending, or even put it in the middle of your story – your choice. As always, any genre, just nothing NSFW.
Word count: 500-1,000
Deadline: 8am GMT on Sunday, 9th May 2021
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’.