This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling quite festive around here. The battle over when to open the Quality Street tin has already begun; we’re flipping through gift guides, have shed more than a couple of tears over this year’s John Lewis ad, and we're celebrating the exciting release of Holly Kingston’s laugh-out-loud noel novella.
What better way to further throw ourselves into the Christmas spirit than by enjoying a hot mince pie while reading some festive flash fiction from you talented writers?
It’s time to give the Novelicious Pinterest Prompt the yuletide treatment.
Last month, you spooked us silly with howling winds, ghosts, men trapped in paintings, mysterious invitations and even murder! We had so much fun reading your entries and, as ever, it was hard to choose just one winner. That said, Charlotte Ingham really got under our skin with her piece about the lonely ghost with chilling intentions. The last line seriously made us shiver! Congratulations, Charlotte. You will receive your gift card via email shortly.
This month, we’ve chosen a more merry scene and can’t wait to see what fictional delights you create. If you’re new here, you can see our previous Pinterest Prompts here. The premise is pretty simple. We pick an image we like from Pinterest on the third Wednesday of every month. You then use the image as inspiration for 200–400 words of fiction, which you post in the comments below. Each month, we’ll pick our favourite and the author will win a £20 Amazon gift card. The winning piece of fiction will also be featured in the Novelicious newsletter. Give it a whirl. Good luck!
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, but must be written in the English language.
This feature is for unpublished writers.
Please include your full name with your entry.
November’s Pinterest Prompt is open until 12pm on Monday 16th December.