I'm still not back into the swing of things with my writing, so I think I'm going to try going back to the weekly flash fic writing contests I've entered in the past. There are three such contests that I shall be plugging today.
The Finish That Thought contest, on Ms. Alissa Leonard's blog, starts at 10 p.m. Eastern time each Monday night and extends until the last moment of Tuesday. It features a first line that you must use for your story and offers an optional Special Challenge. Stories must be 500 words or less. I managed Grand Champion status once for this contest. That story is here.
The Flash! Friday contest is a bit shorter for word count, but a bit larger for participation. Stories must be between 140 and 160 words and be influenced by a photo prompt and the Dragon's Bidding. As its name may suggest, the contest runs all day Friday. The contest is hosted by Rebekah Postupak. I haven't placed in this contest as of yet.
For a perfect punch of words, the Flash Frenzy contest allows stories up to 360 words in length. It also utilizes a picture prompt. Entries must be posted between Saturday at 8 a.m. Eastern time and Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The contest appears on the blog The Angry Hourglass, run by @LadyHazmat. My best result in this contest was a three-way tie for runner-up. That story is here.
Please take some time to participate in any or all of these fun contests, or at least read an entry or two.