Many of us have tried to make a habit of writing fiction, with various degrees of success. Writing challenges can feel overwhelming, especially more time-intensive challenges like NaNoWriMo. On April 6 and recurring the first Wednesday of every month, you’re invited to participate in Flash Fiction Wednesday, a writing challenge aimed to require as little time and stress as possible.

Flash fiction is fiction that is intentionally very brief, often under 600 words. It can fall under any genre, and includes both stories with original characters and fan fiction. Each month we’ll announce a theme for the next Flash Fiction Wednesday. On that day, post your story on your own site or social media, tag it #FlashFicWed, and link to it in the comments here.

Our April theme is: “Didn’t expect to see you here.” On April 6, share your flash fiction on this theme. Happy writing!