Monday, June 25, 2018

#Fi50: Cutting it Fine

Fiction in 50 is a regular feature in the last week of every month and I invite any interested composers of mini-narrative to join in!
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What is #Fi50? In the words of founder Bruce Gargoyle, "Fiction in 50: think of it as the anti-NaNoWriMo experience!" Pack a beginning, middle and end of story into 50 words or less (bonus points for hitting exactly 50 words).

The rules for participation are simple:

1. Create a piece of fictional writing in 50 words or less, ideally using the prompt as title or theme or inspiration.
That’s it!  But for those who wish to challenge themselves further, here’s an additional rule:

2. Post your piece of flash fiction on your blog or (for those poor blog-less souls) add it as a comment on the Ninja Librarian’s post for everyone to enjoy. 
And for those thrill-seekers who really like to go the extra mile (ie: perfectionists):

3. Add the nifty little picture above to your post (credit for which goes entirely to ideflex over at acrossthebored.com) or create your own Fi50 meme pic….
and 4. Link back here so others can jump on the mini-fic bandwagon.
At this time, I haven't been able to find a source for a free linky-list, so it's just comments. I recommend posting your basic blog link below, with the day you post your Fi50 story. You can also add a link in the comments on my story, posted the next-to-last Sunday of the month. Feel free to Tweet using the #Fi50, though I'll not lie: the Ninja Librarian is a lousy tweeter.

This month's all-too-apropos prompt is...

 Cutting it Fine

“Clive, you’re late with your report again.”

“No I’m not. It’s not past the deadline until midnight.”

I glared at my personal assistant and counted to ten. “One of these days, Clive. One of these days you’ll not talk your way out of it.”

“Chill, dude. We made the deadline.”

“Clive, you’re late with your report again.”

“No I’m not. It’s not past the deadline until midnight.”

I glared at my personal assistant and counted to ten. “One of these days, Clive. One of these days you’ll not talk your way out of it.”

“Chill, dude. We made the deadline.”

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©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2018
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1 comment:

  1. Mine's out on the 30th, because I'm cutting it fine this month!

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