Who doesn't love a little flash fiction blog hop with holiday feels by some of your favorite authors? :-)
Thorny Sterling and Kris T. Bethke had so much fun writing their photo-inspired short stories and were so intrigued by how different just the two of them used the photo, that they wanted to see what a whole bunch of writers might do with a single photo. And what better time to offer free stories than during the holidays? :-)
Because Thorny and Kris are all kinds of awesome they invited me to help them get this done, and after some fun brainstorming, here’s what the three of us came up with.
All stories must include in the text:
- A winter holiday theme,
- A “bad boy” character, and
- A gift of some kind (author’s choice).
We’re asking that it fit under the umbrella of LGBT Romance, so if you want to write about any two characters on the gender and/or sexuality spectrums, go for it. Anything goes as far as genre too, so scifi, mystery, paranormal, contemporary, etc. is fine, just make sure it’s a romance first and foremost.
Have an idea to use characters you’ve already written about? Well, OK, but make sure we know who you’re talking about by giving us a summary of their original story that this flash fiction is spinning off of as an introduction. (And buy links because, you know, tis the season for the one-click clickety.)
Sign-up Ends: October 31
You don’t have to be a published author to participate. But we ask that you make an effort to be professional by having others read and critique your work before you post it. Remember, it’ll be internet-permanent in an instant and you wanna look awesome!
Use the InLinkz system below to sign-up and make sure to complete all the required information. (It doesn’t matter who’s blog you sign-up from because everything’s connected in InLinkz.)
Post stories to your own blog starting December 1 and no later than December 7.
If you don’t have your own blog, you can use the “Writings” section of your Goodreads profile. If you don’t have a blog or a Goodreads account, contact Kris to get on the “Host Me” list and either she, Thorny, or I will host your story for you on our own blogs (limited availability!).
Questions? Problems? Contact Kris Bethke (kristbethke at gmail dot com)
So... How excited are you? :-D