(Photo provided by Lexi; original source unknown)
Your challenge for this Friday, 8-5-11, is to use the picture above to write a flash fiction of 80-160 words. Since everyone seems to be enjoying the required phrases, please use this phrase in your submission:
As usual, nobody's checking word counts, or the key phrase, but you only cheat yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're breaking them to earn a spanking....in which case, see me after class.
My take on this pic will go up by 12:01 AM on Friday morning. If you are participating this week (and the more the merrier), simply stop by any time after that and leave your link using the widget in the body of the post. Then everybody will know you're playing along and they'll come leave nice comments on your entry. Everyone wins!
**PLEASE READ: Note that I will be travelling for business reasons starting July 16th until mid-August. There will be a scheduled FFF Challenge each Monday while I'm gone, and a Friday "link collector" post, but I may or may not have the time to create my own story for the challenge each week. Because I don't do any NSFW stuff on my laptop, I also probably won't have email access during that time and also may not be able to leave comments on the other entries.
That said, please don't let these differences keep you from playing anyway! The challenge entry will still go up each Monday and the link collector post will still appear each Friday. If you email me or leave comments, but I don't answer, it's not because I'm ignoring you -- I'm just off the grid for a time.
Here's a button for you if you want to include that in your post. Use it to link back to the challenge post, if you like, or link to the Flash Fiction Friday FAQ if you'd rather do that. That Flash Fiction Friday FAQ is also the link you should visit if you're new to the whole FFF thing and have questions. I want everybody to enjoy this, after all.
Check back here on Friday for the list of participants and possibly my own take if I've been able to create one, and then again on Monday for the next FFF challenge! And as always, if you have any photos or artwork you'd like to see used in an upcoming week, send them my way. Thanks to Lexi for providing this week's photo!