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I’m doing #FlashFicHive again this month. Here’s the story for week 1.

The Blue Festival

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Sia jumped from the roof and ran down the alley. She didn’t need anyone to see – or know – where she was going.

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Not bad for 402 words, huh?

So the challenge started with “Develop a story based on a movie character”. I had no idea where the story would be heading, so I created a character board and posted it on Twitter.

Though my character, Sia, didn’t turn out to be funny at all, she is confident and honest about who she is and her role in her society.

With everything going on, I didn’t really get to actually writing the story. So I had to skip day 3 (tweeting the best lines from the story to a hashtag like #ThrulineThurs and then retweeting it to #FlashFicHive).

I got back in the action with day 4’s task “Write lines using a colour as inspiration”.

But the story wasn’t done yet. So I couldn’t do task 5, sharing my story, or even task 6.

By the time day 7 rolled around, I was still a little stuck. Though, I did share a word for others to use as a prompt.

So that’s week one of the #FlashFicHive challenge. I used my own word to figure out how to get the story done… Expeditiously 😉

Expeditious adj characterised by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick >expeditiously adv >expeditiousness n (Collins English Dictionary)

So that’s my flash fiction piece for the week. What do you think? Comments are always welcome. Remember to visit me over on Writer to Writers where I share platform building tips for the month of August. 

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