He read them all!
Thank y’all all for writing your stories based on his picture. I was so pleased that he even *enjoyed* reading them. Not that I had intended to tie him to the chair or anything if he had balked, but I had a few tricks up my sleeve to somehow get him to read them.
I didn’t have to resort to *any* arm-twisting at all. Once he got started, he laughed out loud and enthusiastically continued on to the next one.
All in all, he did have a favorite story and it did turn out to be the one I’d figured would be his favorite…
Congratulations – you won!
I wish I had a prize or something to offer, but sorry, I don’t. You should feel extremely thrilled (all of you, really) to have gotten a boy who hates to read to read enthusiastically.
Maybe one day we can even get him to WRITE 100 words and join the Friday Fictioneers. That would bring a tear to this ol’ mom’s eye
And the link I sent out with all my blog email subscriptions is wrong now. So here’s the new link: click here
Thanks for reading, commenting and participating!
The picture is posted with my story, on this page.
I’ve been using my flash as short story starters – have you been using yours to any end besides the fun we’re having on Fridays? I’m almost done with a short I started using the scenes I’d set in a combination of two prior flashes.
Now post a link to yours in the comment section of my story and add your link to the comments of the other Fictioneer’s stories. Tweet your link, too, and add the #FridayFictioneers hashtag so we can easily find you and RT.
I’m always open to constructive criticism if you see mistakes or ways to improve upon what I’ve done. This is a learning exercise for me. However, not everyone feels that way, so if you don’t see an invitation to critique on their post, don’t do it. A lot of people just want and need encouragement!
We are the Friday Fictioneers and we gather every Friday here to post a very short story. It’s a great way to showcase your voice, but to do it in 100 word is almost an extreme challenge. It forces you to choose strong verbs and concise phrases.
Hop on board and post one of yours or visit ours, or do both.