Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: June [UPDATE]

It might seem odd that I am continuing this fun and non-competitive flash fiction game during a global pandemic and a time of gross injustices (Black lives matter!), but I strongly feel that taking a break to be creative is really good for my mental health. If you’re not up to it this month, that’s absolutely okay. I just wanted to do the draw for those who need a distraction!

I’m extending the deadline to June 15, 2020, to give folks extra time, if they want to participate.

May was jammed packed with action-adventure—go you! (Read May’s stories here.) Now it’s time for our fifth flash fiction draw!

Here’s the video of me choosing the cards for June’s challenge! Looking forward to reading what you come up with!

Please note: It’s a 1000-word limit. I might have forgotten to stress that!

Closed captions are available for this video.

You have until Monday June 15 ( 2-3 p.m. EDT) to submit your stories. Please add a link to your stories in the comments section of this post. And if you’re done sooner, you can comment sooner!

I’ll write a summary post later that day and highlight the stories that have come in.

Happy wording!


Cait Gordon is a disability advocate who wants everyone to pummel that curve!

She’s also the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When Cait’s not writing, she’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also teamed up with Kohenet Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us anthology (now a 2020 Prix Aurora Award nominee) in an attempt to take over the world.

14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: June [UPDATE]

      1. I have to admit, I was not familiar with Col. By and had to look him up! Loved the story! (Too bad they didn’t keep the name “Bytown,” it would have been a heckuva place to hold a Pride festival!)


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