In honor of my upcoming release, Rimshot's Hard Target, this week is a Military Theme to #ThursThreads. That means all the stories have to be about the military, whether one we know and love, or a fantasy military. Maybe your character is a spouse of a serviceperson, or the member themselves, or even someone who runs across a military event or personnel. Whichever, bring on the mobile guys with guns, as Major Stephen McMacken would say.
In addition, I'll be giving away an Advanced Reviewer Copy of Rimshot's Hard Target and an Amazon gift card, and Silver James has offered a prize of one of her military backlist and a gift card to either Amazon or Starbucks to the winners.
Need the rules? Read on.
Here's how it works:
- The prompt is a line from the previous week's winning tale.
- The prompt can appear ANYWHERE in your story and is included in your word count.
- The prompt must be used as is. It can be split, but no intervening words can be inserted or tenses changed.
Rules to the Game:
- This is a Flash Fiction challenge, which means your story must be a minimum of 100 words, maximum of 250.
- Incorporate the prompt anywhere into your story (included in your word count).
- Post your story in the comments section of this post
- Include your word count (or be excluded from judging)
- Include your Twitter handle or email (so we know how to find you)
- The challenge is open 7 AM to 8 PM Mountain Time
- The winner will be announced on Friday, depending on how early the judge gets up.
How it benefits you:
- You get a nifty cool badge to display on your blog or site (because we're all about promotion - you know you are!)
- You get instant recognition of your writing prowess on this blog!
- Your writing colleagues shall announce and proclaim your greatness on Facebook, Twitter, Tsu.co, and Google Plus, etc.
Our Judge for Week 178:
Beta Reader, Collaborative Editor, Designer, Marketer, Veronica Jorden.
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Veronica on Google Plus
And now your #ThursThreads Challenge, tying tales together.
"Lost to the war; lost to peace."
All stories written herein are the property (both intellectual and physical) of the authors. Now, away with you, Flash Fiction Fanatics, and show us your #ThursThreads. Remember to use the Military Theme and there are real prizes! Good luck!