The idea that Project Gutenberg would provide us with a great and continually change source of prompts was David’s. I’ll admit I raised my eyebrows a bit, but they actually become a favourite with the both of us. We’ve since run these twice a year and, as a result, they’ve been a Fiction Can Be Fun USP.
This is a deceptively simple #FlashFiction prompt but it 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: 8am GMT on Sunday 13th June 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.
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’.