Time Machine Visits #FridayFlash Intro

Time machine to late September 2009 …

Spinning Optical IllusionIt’s a quiet Friday afternoon, and I’m trying to learn my way around Twitter.  A steady stream of tweets with the odd looking designation of “#FridayFlash” keeps catching my eye.  Easily distracted and always looking for an excuse to put off my writing, I’m drawn in.

“What could zees be?” I ask out loud.  (My alter ego always has a French accent.)

Curiosity gets the best of me.  I click one of the tweets and enter into a world I never knew existed.  It’s a world of horror and humor, intrigue and romance. Action, adventure, heartbreak and suspense.  I’ve entered the surrealistic wonder world of #FridayFlash.

What is this wonder world, you ask?  According to creator Jon Strother, #FridayFlash is an Internet meme designed to increase your visibility as a fiction writer.   According to me and most of the writers who participate each week, it is so much more than that.

Since entering that world over a year ago, I’ve met some wonderfully supportive and encouraging people, I’ve read some remarkable stories, and my writing has come a long way.  Finding #FridayFlash was like falling through a trapdoor into a hidden fantasy land, and it’s a land open to all; writers and readers, alike.

Icy Sedgwick offers more insight in this Fuel Your Writing interview posted this week:  #FridayFlash — Interview with Jon Strother.

There’s so much more to say about #FridayFlash, but the important information is covered in the interview and in the links I’ve included.  Now I need to hurry and publish this post, because that time-machine-depicting optical illusion up there is freaking me out.  It really is not moving.  Is it?

Resources: Post A Day, Flash Fiction by Olivia Tejeda

10 thoughts on “Time Machine Visits #FridayFlash Intro

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Olivia.

    No picture at first for me either. But it is clickable, Once I clicked on it and went to the source I saw what you meant, and then coming back it magically appeared here too. So it seems to be a magic time machine.

  2. How interesting – I didn’t see the image either until I clicked on it, and it was there when I returned….do-do-do-do (is that how it goes?) 🙂

    Fantastic post Olivia, and I too recommend everyone read Icy’s great interview with Jon. He has done so much more for us writers than he realizes.

  3. Whatever you do, don’t scroll past that image quickly. It does weird things to your brain – well, to mine anyway. Your mileage may vary 🙂

    Have to agree with you, Olivia. #fridayflash has become a lot more than just a way to direct traffic to my blog – it’s grown into a community of really good writers and excellent readers.

    I’m happy to be counted among them.

  4. dont be intimidated by Twitter. Most people just use it share pointless information. the best way to use is to connect with people that have similar interests . For example. I used it to find people like your self that are taking the postaday2011 challenge. Cant wait to read more of your posts through out the remaining 50 weeks.

  5. You’re so right, this world of #fridayflash… it’s so much more than anything I myself also expected it would be.
    Love your post and where you’ve decided to travel back in time to 🙂

  6. I’ll always be grateful for the people I’ve met in the Friday Flash community – and you are right up there on the top of the list.

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