My good friend Flea started this wonderful writing contest. She plans to continue it once a month. It started from a great idea I read here. Basically, go to your favorite thrift store, find the cheesiest, tackiest knick-knack and write its story. Write about the history of the thing or write from its perspective or write about its owner and why he/she purchased it. Use the object as a symbol in a WIP (work in progress). You are only bound by your own limitations.
The first object Flea used for her first contest was a ceramic dog statue. I decided to write something for the contest…it gave me a break from working on my novel and grad school and paying bills. Please visit her site and vote for FLEA’S story…NOT mine. Only four people have voted. The voting tab is in the top right corner of her blog. Then join in the fun next month. I plan to write a story for each object. I figure if I have twelve stories, that’s better than nothing.
So visit The Good Flea, read through her wonderful posts, and vote…for HER story.