Welcome to Week One of the 52 Week Short Story Challenge!
This challenge was created by SM Cadman, based on the advice of Ray Bradbury:
‘Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.’
— Ray Bradbury pic.twitter.com/SDIrmFwEKs
— Writing for Wellbeing (@write4wellbeing) September 9, 2016
The rules are simple: write one 200-10,000 word story a week using one of the prompts provided, then post on your blog – even if it’s terrible.
The first prompts were posted Saturday and are St. Patrick’s Day themed, and I’m really excited about doing this! I’m planning on posting my stories on Tuesdays, much the way I did the Yeah Write challenges. If you want to play along, here are the prompts for this week!
“Come on, it’s only one drink.”
“Can you just tell me what exit I’m supposed to be taking?” According to his GPS, Ellis had driven off the side of the world ten minutes ago and trying to get help from the extremely intoxicated woman in the passenger seat was almost impossible. In addition to being nearly incoherent, she also wouldn’t stop flirting with him. Poorly.