I was actually going to call this post “Ragweed” because pollen count has been making me miserable the last few days. (Seriously. I was ready to drill a hole through my cheekbones to relieve pressure the other day.)
Instead, I’m going with the title “Rags” as a nod to Thursday Threads, which gave me the subject for this post.
What is Thursday Threads?
It’s a weekly flash fiction contest hosted by Siobhan Muir. You can find the rules here, and follow the Face Book group here.
(Unlike my Wednesday Words prompts, Thursday Threads is actually judged.)
Yesterday’s prompt (“Do I make you nervous?”) brought up a great scene in my head. Unfortunately it didn’t make it to the contest, but I did start writing it. And saved it in a Word doc because it wants to be a side story for the Academy of the Accord series.
(Please note: this is only a side story, not another novel. It doesn’t even involve any of the characters in the series. At least, so far it doesn’t even involve any of the other characters in the series and I’m going to do my best to keep it that way.)
So, yesterday’s Thursday Threads prompt turned into a scrap of a story – a rag, if you will.
Actually, a lot of the Thursday Threads prompts do that. I can’t even begin to tell you how many novels have been started on Thursdays. (But it’s a lot more than the number of actual Thursday Threads entries I’ve made.)
And so it goes…
Now, if will just go from rags to riches…
(But that’s a plot bunny of a different color.)