So last month, fellow blogger loudlysilent started something pretty cool for all and any writers out there. It’s called Flash Fiction Wednesday. On the first Wednesday of every month, writers are encouraged to post their own flash fiction- a style of fiction of about 1,000 words or less- online about anything at all. It’s a good way of exercising the creative membrane by making up a brief but riveting story.
If you follow my blog, you may remember my flash fiction piece, “The Waiting Game,” that accompanied a profile piece that was done about me last fall. However, the site that it appeared on, Zealous Scripts, has since shut down, with the profile piece as well as the flash fiction piece no longer available.
For that matter, that is what has brought me to do something I’ve never done on my blog before: I’m going to post that flash fiction piece here, tomorrow, for Flash Fiction Wednesday. Posting original fiction work online is something I normally avoid doing unless if it’s through a publication or a blog/website of some sort. But I’m making the ultimate exception in this case, for “The Waiting Game” is a piece I really enjoyed writing.
However, in order to be able to actually read it, there is a catch. I’m going to make the piece password-protected. In order to know the password, believe it or not, you’re going to have to turn to my debut novel, A Moment’s Worth, for that. The password to unlock “The Waiting Game” is the title of the last chapter of my book. If you know that, then you’re permitted in. If you do know it, DO NOT share the password with anyone else. And if I find “The Waiting Game” anywhere else online aside from here without my permission, there will be consequences.
So play it fair, figure out the password, and enjoy “The Waiting Game.” If you don’t have A Moment’s Worth, it’s available for download from the following venues: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Smashwords.
To learn more about Flash Fiction Wednesday and to see some examples of flash fiction, be sure to check out its Tumblr here.