This entry's about something that happened four years ago today. A new grouping of writers was formed. The brainchild of J. M. Strother. It's now known as #FridayFlash, although in the beginning it was #fictionfriday—something I'd forgotten until just a short while ago.
I was one of the writers who created something for the very first outing. I provided an introduction to the piece to try explain what it was all about—here it is:
A writer - J. M. Strother, a member of the writer's forum I frequent (though not as frequently as I would like), suggested Fridays become the days for fostering fiction - flash fiction in particular.
The idea, as described here, #fictionfriday, is to post a 500-word or less story on your blog - and then Tweet the fact, including a link to the story and the #fictionfriday tag.
The purpose - to increase visibility. Never a bad thing.
The below lies somewhere between experimental and flash. Enjoy.
It was later discovered that #fictionfriday was already in use within the Twitter world so Jon switched to #fridayflash, and so it has remained.
My blog tells me that I've created 60 of these short pieces over the years. They include my Small Bright Creature series—a set of small tales that gathered quite a following. They also include my Goldberg Variations —with apologies to J. S. Bach. I hope one day to finish all 32 of those and publish my variations on the theme of relationship.
I count myself fortunate that my stories found themselves included in The Best of Friday Flash Volumes 1 and 2. For Volume 2 my story was selected as one of the Editors' Choices, for which I am very grateful.
This entry is part of a Blog Hop commemorating the fours years of this writing community. The people supporting FridayFlash.org have grown beyond Jon himself. All of us who've been part of the community over the years are indebted to Jon, Estrella, Angie, Tim, Alex, Catherine, Dana, Jodi, and Susan.