Friday, January 18, 2019

#fi50 Reminder!

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 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.

I will do my best to visit if you post, but the first half of 2019 I will be away from the computer a lot, so be patient! 

The prompt for January is 
Icy Fingers

Knock yourself out and be sure to come link up to my post next week!


  1. I cough up for the linky list, so I could probably set that up for you.... It would be better value for money, after all!

    1. In fact I don't know why I didn't think of this years ago. I've set up a linky, to run till Jan 2025, which should be long enough (although may stop if I don't renew in a couple of years time). Pop over to my last Fi50 in Dec to get the code - although I've put your sign-up page on it already :)

    2. brilliant! I’ll see what I need to do, and add it to my story post.

  2. I posted my Icy Fingers today, so I'll link it here in case I forget when your link comes up...


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