Twelve Stories Challenge: September’s Prompt

Some of you may know that I’ve started a new adventure as a children’s storyteller. As DD Storyteller I’m creating interactive mini mysteries for 4-8 year olds and having lots of fun along the way.

Attribution: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Attribution: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

I’ve been doing some reading around the tradition of storytelling and the role it plays in community; strengthening traditions and building empathy, respect and understanding.

Stories and myth are at the heart of many a fiction novel and so I thought what better prompt than to have storytelling or a storyteller at the heart of our next piece of flash fiction for the Twelve Stories Challenge.

Perhaps the storyteller is a traveller with a tale of woe, perhaps they are the proverbial boy who cried wolf, or perhaps your short story is a legend itself. As always, it’s up to you!

Heres what to do next:

  • Write a story of 1000 words or less
  • On the last day of the month I will post my story on the blog and on  my website, tweet and Facebook the link, and you can post a link to your story in the comments below either post.
  • By sharing our stories we can learn from each other, push ourselves outside our comfort zone and most importantly, have fun!

Good Luck!

Have fun.

See you at the end of the month.

For more information on the Twelve Stories Challenge, click here.


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