(Literary Lion: Bloom)

I missed posting for the Literary Lion flash fiction prompt “bloom” a few weeks ago, but have had a story blooming in the brain (really, an image from which the story grew) ever since. It’s been a challenge establishing a daily routine with the newest little addition to the family, and with the exception of the first round…

How It Begins (Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 32)

Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 32. Today’s challenge: Based on Orwell’s 1984, select from the following and create a piece of flash fiction, 200-225 words: * Conflict: man vs society (government) * Character: historian * Theme(s): Censorship and/or totalitarianism * Setting: dystopia (near-future society ruled by an evil, oppressive government) How It Begins (224 words, character: historian, setting: dystopian future, oppressive…