Tuesday, 2 June 2020

June's Flashfic 150 contest is now open – all welcome!

Note: This week's Ponyfic Roundup will be a day or two late. This is because my neighbours are having a wasps' nest dealt with today, which means I have to a) keep my window shut on a hot day and b) reschedule some work stuff.

Now, back to Flashfic 150:

June's prompt is Dream a Little Dream.

For those of you who aren't aware of Flashfic 150 – which might have something to do with the fact that I rarely remember actually to mention the damn thing here – it's a monthly no-prize contest, in the Flashfic group on Fimfiction, that I've been running for a little over three years now. Your mission, should you etc, is to write a ponyfic in no more than 150 words, inspired by the prompt and conforming to all the usual Fimfiction rules except the minimum word count. (For that reason, entries are placed in a forum thread set up each month for the purpose.) You get three weeks to perfect your piece.

Then I judge the things. After I've read them, I hasten to add! I pick a winner, and if there are enough entries perhaps an honourable mention or two. The winner doesn't get any actual prizes, but they do get the chance to pick the following month's prompt. (They'll be ineligible to win again for that month, though they can still submit a story for fun.) Oh, and a mention on the group's front page, which I'm sure is absolutely thrilling for all concerned. It certainly is for me, as I founded the group so I'm always mentioned there anyway. :P

The number of entrants varies quite a bit, from as little as four up to 15 or so. It's not a huge group, so getting to double figures is nice. After the closing date (the 21st of each month), any group member is free to provide feedback on entries, and most times a couple of people do – sometimes in considerable detail, which may be the most useful part of the whole shebang. It all seems to more or less work, at any rate.

Anyway, if you're interested, please do join up and join in!


  1. Do you know what? Being in possession of a tiny idea too slight for a full story, I think I'm going to have a go at this for once.