In March 2013, Al Forbes conceived the idea of a weekly challenge for any writer to create a flash fiction story based on a photograph. Over the years, Sunday Photo Fiction has grown from a handful of writers to nearly 3000 followers. Although Al is now pursuing other interests, Sunday Photo Fiction continues to live on, providing inspiration to new and seasoned writers alike, and hopefully a little fun.
As the name implies, the challenge runs from Sunday to Sunday (or Saturday depending on time zone). A new photo is posted each week. Your story can be about anything as long the total word count does not exceed 200-words. Literal interpretation of the photo is not necessary so use your imagination; however, the photo should at least be inferred in some way within the story. I ask that all stories that are not family-friendly be advertised as such.
Stories should have a beginning, a middle, and an ending. For those new to flash fiction, careful editing will keep your words within the confines of the 200 word limit. Programs such as Microsoft Word or Open Office have a word counter so you can see how many you have used. Use a thesaurus to help with word substitutions.
Welcome and have fun.