Here’s a little experiment. I have no idea whether there will be any response, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get, so here goes:
I always enjoy the Friday Drabble Challenge over at lifein1973, and while I was babysitting the challenge over Christmas I used mainly seasonal prompts. That gave me the idea to try writing a seasonal or topical challenge every week, perhaps around Tuesday to break up the week. And then I thought - I wonder if anyone else would like to join in?
What’s the topic this week? Well, in India, January 26th is Republic Day. And in Australia it is (has been) Australia Day.
So my prompt for this week - and yours if you want to join in - is either of the above, or Independence or New Beginnings or It's a Very Long Way.
I’ll be posting my effort after the school run, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!
Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.
Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.
This is obviously an extremely low-profile challenge, so if you've never written anything before and are nervous about posting, now's your chance.