“You can make anything by writing.”
― C.S. Lewis
We all love Friday’s, right?
We have a weekend to look forward to, we have that beer at the end of the day that just takes the edge off the week, the pack of Doritos (the one that somehow survives the sudden horde of family members. Happens all the time)… and … we have #FP!
Lemme tell you a quick story.
The story about #FP.
In September of 2013, Amy Good, a wonderful woman and a great friend, created #FP. Friday Phrases. For a year she ran it, and she made it amazing, giving a whole community a reason to love Friday’s. And with a few dedicated participants at first, they made it into what it is today. A multi-national weekly micro-fiction fiesta for all people with a 140-character story to tell.
And around November of 2014, Amy announced Friday Phrases was soon to come to an end due to changing circumstances.
And I was like, NOOOOOOO! NOOOO, DON’T DO IT! NOOO!
Yes, I believe my (somewhat internal) reaction was something to this effect. I hate saying goodbye to things, and to have to bid farewell to Friday Phrases? That place that was like my online home, that was my haven, my safe place?
Heh, heh, no.
Couldn’t do it.
So I offered to take it up. The whole thing, I would do it. So A, I didn’t have to say goodbye to it. And B … so the world wouldn’t have to say goodbye to it, either!
And now, here it is, and it’s here to stay!
But as times and times went on, and the months aged into years, we came to obtain ownership of another beautiful word game, created by the wonderful @ReeDwithaBee!
And this game is, of course, 200 Word Tuesdays! From a story in a tweet … to 200 words of absolute brilliance, this is a miracle that we were very fortunate to be able to witness.
There is no happily ever after to this story, because this story will never end!
On Twitter every Friday, all day, no matter where in the world you are, we host that awesome micro-flashfic party.
This is where your nitty-gritty flash-fiction genius comes into being and thrives! This is where you tell us a story, good, short and powerful. This is where we blow you out of proportion just because you’re so amazing and you’re sharing those gems and you’re just freaking awesome, okay? Trust us on this one!
Just come, check it out.
Let the bug bite you.
It bit us and we’re still here, doing what we love, every step of the way! 🙂
From your host,
Lara Meone Savine