The OS Weekend Fiction Club

Celebrating Fiction Writing on Open Salon

OS Weekend Fiction Club

OS Weekend Fiction Club
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December 31
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Hello fiction writers of OS! Here you'll find weekly prompts for Fiction Weekend, as well as links to stories written for each Fiction Weekend Open Call._____________________ EVERYONE is welcome to participate in the open calls. THE ONLY REQUIREMENT IS TO WRITE A FICTION PIECE! __________________________________ Here's how to take part in Fiction Weekend: 1. Every Monday, a prompt will be posted here. Come by and check it out. 2. Ideally, try to write a fiction story based on the prompt. But if the prompt doesn't inspire you, you can write a story on any topic you like - THE ONLY RULE IS THAT IT HAS TO BE A WORK OF FICTION. 3. On Thursday night or Friday morning-ish, the Stories List will be posted for that week. If you've written a story, announce it in the comments section of this post. Please include a short description and the title. 4. Show support for your fellow participants: If possible, please try to read and comment on at least three stories. ________________ For more information, or if you have any questions, please see the list of links below, or feel free to contact me!__________Happy reading and writing!

Hi guys,

Sorry I'm late getting back here.  Here are some new prompts to take you into Fall!

 - Write a story about the first object you see when you look up from your computer.

- Write a story about the first object you see when you leave your house.

 -… Read full post »

Hi guys,

Here are some prompts that I hope will inspire you though the summer.  I'll be back towards the end of August with some more!

 

Here goes:

 - Write a story based on one of the NPR Three-Minute Fiction prompts.  You can get the list here.

- Write a story… Read full post »

Hi guys,

Welp...I'm still in the new-mom time warp.  Everything seems to go by so fast.  I finally got some time to come by and put up the next set of prompts, and I can't believe it's already mid-June!

 I'm surprised to see that no one left a story link in… Read full post »

Hi guys,

First of all, huge apologies to all of you - I meant to post some new prompts around mid-May, and the month has gotten away from me.  Thanks so much to you stalwart souls who continue to come by and share your wonderful writing here, and to those whoRead full post »

Hi guys,

First of all, sorry to post this week's prompt so late.   

As you can see, it's not just this week's prompt.  I'm getting to the end of my pregnancy and could go into labor at any time, and then I'll probably be a distracted, sleep-deprived mess (more thanRead full post »

This week's prompt is:

 Write a story based on an image from this collection of weird old photos.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writi… Read full post »

This week's prompt is:

 Write a story that includes these words: change, painting, pants, carrot.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing!  Read full post »

This week's prompt is:

 Write a story that takes place at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing!  Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2014 4:16PM

Prompt and Stories list for 2/21-23 2014

This week's prompt is:

 Write a story that starts and ends with a chase scene.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing!  Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 4:29PM

Prompt and Stories List for 2/14-16 2014

This week's prompt is:

 Write a story about a romantic mishap that involves burnt toast.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing!  Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 1:53AM

Prompt and Stories List for 2/7-9 2014

This week's prompt is:

 Write a story about the meaning of friendship.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing!  Read full post »

This week's prompt is inspired by the latest round of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction contest*:

 Write a story "in which a character finds something he or she has no intention of returning."

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's ficti… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2014 5:17PM

Prompt & Stories List for 1/24-26 2014

This week's prompt is: write a story involving a pastry.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing! 

Read full post »

This week's prompt is inspired by a really cool OC that OSer designanator created the other day. It's called: "How I met my significant other through Ebay".

 To check out the details, click here!

 

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as… Read full post »

This week's prompt is inspired by the clever posts and comments of Tink and some other OSers:

Where is Jacob?  Write a story about our own EdITor Jacob Sugarman's possible whereabouts, what he's been up to, why he never changes the OS cover, etc.

 

Or if the prompt doesn't inspireRead full post »

Happy New Year, guys!  

I'm sorry the prompt is late for this week - I thought I'd included it on the previous list.  Sigh....

This week's (late) prompt is:

Write a story that includes the numbers (or a quantity of things in these numbers) 20 and 14. 

 

Or ifRead full post »

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season (though isn't it weird how Hanukkah has already come and gone?  I like it better when it falls around Christmas).

Here's the prompt for this week - and, since I'll be away next week, for next week, too: 

 

This week's promRead full post »

Hi guys, sorry the prompt is late for this week - I got back from my trip Sunday afternoon and it has been a whirlwind ever since! I hope you're all doing well.

This week's prompt is:

Write a story about a misguided holiday tradition.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire… Read full post »

Hi guys,

I'm leaving for a trip on Saturday, and figured I'd just put up the prompts and stories lists for the next three weeks.  So, here goes:

 

For 11/22-24: 

 The prompt is: Write a story that takes place in a shopping mall.

 

For 11/29-12/1: 

 The prompt is: Wr… Read full post »

This week's prompt is:

Write a story about something worth remembering.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments section here.

Happy writing, and sorry again.

Well, I've done it again, guys - I forgot to post this week's prompt on Monday. I'm so sorry.  

 And so... 

 This week's prompt is:

Write a story about a character who keeps making the same mistake.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd… Read full post »

Let's stay in the Halloween "spirit" (har har har), fellow FW fans!

 This week's prompt is:

Write a story that begins and ends in a graveyard.

 

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story,Read full post »

Halloween is almost here, fellow FW fans!

 This week's prompt is:

Write a story where a minor character is a supernatural being (ghost, werewolf, witch, vampire....).

 

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've writtenRead full post »

This week's prompt is:

Write a story that starts with this sentence: There was a strange noise coming from the kitchen.

Or if the prompt doesn't inspire you, feel free to write whatever you'd like, as long as it's fiction.


When you've written your story, announce it in the comments sectionRead full post »

Hi guys,

It's been a crazy week and I am SO SORRY that I forgot to post the prompt/stories list on Monday.  Here is a quick idea for you - I hope it inspires you, and I'm so sorry again:

 

This week's prompt is:

Write a flash fiction story that… Read full post »