Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. – Ray Bradbury
I didn’t read as much as I’d wanted to in 2016, and since 2017 is going to be a very busy year, I won’t have enough time to read many books, so instead I’m taking the Ray Bradbury challenge, which requires you to:
- Read one story, one poem and one essay every night for 1000 nights, and
- Write one short story every week for 52 weeks.
Since I have also resolved to read more diversely this year, I’m also going to read one blog post each day. I’m also going to read not just one but 3 stories – flash fiction/short stories – because I love reading and writing them.
Every week, I’m going to share the best pieces I’ve read online here. Through this challenge, I hope to grow not only as a reader and writer, but also as a person.
Everything on John Montesi’s blog
Eye candy that reflects a terrible truth.
More great flash fiction: Dad Always Said; Chameleon; One Tuesday; Charming the Perch; Great Girls; Punch Buggy; A Smooth, Shallow Cut; Nothing and Everything; The Mark; The Call of the Void; Autumn; The Bad Element; Kicked Out of Dance Class.
People respond to Trump’s Muslim Ban with powerful cartoons.
Flash fiction: The Unwinnable Fight; If Wishes Were Horses; Remembering Haley; A Funeral in Winter; Climbing the Corporate Ladder; The Fattest Dog in the World; Late for Lunch; The Saving Breath; Assessment Complete; The Hidden Relic; Spilled Milk.
Jenny Lawson is hosting the Second Annual Booksgiving on her blog.
Flash Fiction: A Time for Horror; The Catalyst Diet; The Night Cindy Died; Sophie; Ugly; The Seek; Halloween Coming Out; Butter Face; Resolution; Andy Warhol, or My Tautologist Said the Same; Strikethrough
A Question for President Trump from the Mother of a Trans ChildA Question for President Trump from the Mother of a Trans Child; What Employers Should Know About Mental Health; Importance of Escapism; Five Lessons Learned from Living in a New City; Snowglobe
A love story from the Holocaust; What it was like to love Oliver Sacks; A note on a minimalist lifestyle; Famous authors who got rejected; A different perspective on rejection; A better way of celebrating Women’s Day
Know What You Write; Writing to Survive: A Father on the Death of His Young Son; When Your Hometown is Crammed With Aspiring Writers; Friends in Low Places; A Prisoner’s View of the Trump Administration; Why We Need More Trans Protagonists for Kids; RudeTube; Instead of Writing, I Watched Trains; Confronting Death with an 8-Year-Old through Harry Potter