The OS Weekend Fiction Club

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OS Weekend Fiction Club

OS Weekend Fiction Club
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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!

APRIL 2, 2012 5:00PM

Fiction Weekend Prompt for 4/6-4/8 2012

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This week's prompt was inspired by Van Gogh Up Close, a wonderful exhibition of works by the great artist, including some rareities.  
 
The exhibit is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until May 1.  It will then be at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, from May 25-September 3.  Though the Philadelphia Museum's tickets for the exhibition are pricey ($25 for adults, more if you reserve online, etc), it's absolutely worth it for Van Gogh fans.
 
One of the paintings there made me immediately think of the OS FW Club, because it just seems to suggest some kind of story.  And so, this week's prompt is: 
 
Write  a story based on this painting:
 
vg woods 
Undergrowth with Two Figures (image source
 
Or, if that doesn't inspire you, write a fiction piece on any topic, in any style you want.
 
I'll post the Stories List Thursday night or Friday morning, and participants are free to announce their stories throughout the weekend.

REMEMBER, everyone is welcome to participate in the OS Weekend Fiction Club - the only requirement is that your piece be a work of fiction.
 
 If you don't know what "Fiction" means in terms of this blog, please see this post for an explanation.
 
 If you feel inspired, come join in!  For information on how to announce your story, etc, feel free to click here .  Or check out the basic info in the profile column, near the top left of the border of our blog.
 
Happy writing!

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I hope you guys are doing well. I got back to France about a day and a half ago, and am still trying to get settled and get back into the routine, so I probably won't be able to get onto OS much this week. Happy writing and I hope I'll get to catch up on some of your stories!
Van Gogh! A worthy inspiration for fiction in my book. I love it! =o)

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I have posted my offering early. Hey, I'm retired so it's always the weekend. Please read "A Spring Walk in Autumn."
If Van Gogh can't inspire us, who can? Excellent prompt.
I'm getting better. Two weeks in a row. This time, it's not quite as dark. Poignant, hopefully. "Timeless"? Maybe.

http://open.salon.com/blog/bearly_artistic/2012/04/06/timeless