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OS Weekend Fiction Club

OS Weekend Fiction Club
December 31
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!


NOVEMBER 19, 2012 7:21PM

Fiction Weekend Prompt AND Stories for 11/23-11/25 2012

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This is where to find the prompt AND where to announce your story in the comments section, for this week.
Stories will be announced in the comments section this week and weekend, so feel free to check back regularly for new pieces to read.

If you're participating, announce your piece with its title and a brief description in the Comments section of this post.
This week's prompt is in honor of Thanksgiving, though your story doesn't have to take place then:
Write a story involving a runaway turkey. 
Or, if this prompt doesn't inspire you, you can write a fiction piece on any topic, in any style you want. 
Everyone is welcome to join in - if you feel inspired, go for it! 

The only requirement is that a piece announced in the comments be a fiction piece. If you're not sure what qualifies as "fiction" on this blog, please read this.  
Happy writing and reading!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! I'm very thankful to have gotten to know such cool people and to read their writing, via Fiction Weekend!

On another note, I am in the process of creating a Fiction Weekend account on Our Salon. As soon as it's set up, I'll announce it here.
Sorry - to clarify - FICTION WEEKEND WILL STAY ON OPEN SALON! But some people have asked that I set up an account at Our Salon, too. Both will operate simultaneously. I encourage participants to check both if they want to read stories by everyone. But no pressure at all - do what feels right to you.
Okay, our Our Salon page is up and running. Again, FW WILL ALSO STAY ON OPEN SALON.

If you're interested, here is the link to the Our Salon Fiction Weekend Club blog:
My kids used to sing a preschool song about a runaway turkey. "The turkey ran away, before Thanksgiving Day, they said they'd make a roast of me if I should stay!" (To the tune of the Farmer in the Dell).
Nilesite - I've never heard of that song! But I like it!
Thanks for making the prompt and stories one post this week, Alysa. I won't be anywhere near the internet from about noon today until Monday. So, Turkey Shoot is my short story this week. It follows the soldiers of second squad as they deal with the exigencies of modern sci-fi warfare, and not taking it quite as seriously as they should. It's a hoot; not too bloody.
Have a Heart for Thanksgiving instead. Or visit THE GRIMPILS FARM
I wrote a piece called "Turkey on the Run", and the Turkey isn't the one on the run. It's mostly true, except for the part about chickens in Hell.
I wrote a piece called "Turkey on the Run", and the Turkey isn't the one on the run. It's mostly true, except for the part about chickens in Hell.
I wrote a piece called "Turkey on the Run", and the Turkey isn't the one on the run. It's mostly true, except for the part about chickens in Hell.
Hi, everyone. It's a story called "Snow" and it doesn't feature a turkey (sorry!). It's a story that's been knocking around my laptop for some time.