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Our word of the week prompt is 'cage'. We chose the word this week rather than picking it randomly because we are horrified by what Kobo and WHSmiths have done to independent authors just because their screening procedures seem to have been inadequate. If you don't know they have "quarantined" all self-pub books on their site so they no longer show up in searches and even if you can find them you can't buy them because the Daily Mail made a fuss about some porn they found. So basically they have punished every self-pub for their own lack of screening in letting books they don't want associated with their site onto their site.
In happier news, congrats to Charisstoma on winning the free eBook from our last Drabble Cascade. Dear Charis, there is an message winging it's way to you so you can pick which on you would like.
To see this week's entries check out the list at the bottom of this post. We put it behind a cut so it doesn't clog up your scrolling.
A drabble is a work of 100 words exactly. Flash fiction is a work of up to 500 words. Both may be submitted to the cascade.
To those struck by inspiration (and no you don't have to be a professional writer to join in, anyone can embrace their inner author):
- Below you will find a chance to join in the cascade in the form of a linked list
- Write a drabble/flash fiction inspired by the word of the week.
- Post the fiction to your own blog, or website
- Then insert a link into the linked list to that drabble/flash fiction for everyone to find (A hint of the genre of your drabble in the title of your post would be appreciated.)
- To encourage your friends to join in and hence cascade the fun, you can also add the list into your own post by clicking on the chain-link icon and copying the code:).
If you really, really don't want to create a list.ly user, then we can add your link for you, just add a comment with the url of your drabble to this post.