The Practical Practitioner

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Welcome to a new start.

With about two years of blogging under my belt, I have decided to take the small writer’s community with whom I have been blessed, and allow The Daily Post to supplement us with new writers.

Each week you will find a new picture prompt to facilitate your writer’s juices. The prompt will have its copyright/ publication privileges easily posted. Please feel free to post the photo prompt and your classic works on your personal blog.

Feel free to follow this blog by clicking the FOLLOW button in the sidebar, as well as my personal blog, It’s All in Finding the Right Words. 

I am looking forward to meeting many, many more bloggings in the next years.

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #3

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018

WEEK #3


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.



Your Photo Prompt for Week #3 – 2018

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Wednesday morning, January 17th. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Tuesday night, January 23rd, 2018.



Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.



The Six Easy Guidelines

  • A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.
  • Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)
  • Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.
  • It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.


Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #3– 2018.

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #2

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018

WEEK #2


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.



Your Photo Prompt for Week #2 – 2018

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Wednesday morning, January 10th. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Tuesday night, January 16th, 2018.



Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.



The Six Easy Guidelines

  • A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.
  • Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)
  • Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.
  • It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.


Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #2– 2018.

Thank You and Welcome Back

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Thank You and Welcome Back


The 2018 Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is going to begin Wednesday, January 10th.

I thought that I would give each of the participants in this writing community a chance to broaden their horizons with a few new writing experiences as well as give you a heads-up on the happenings of this community.

Here are some of the upcoming contests that have caught my attention for this new year.

Listed after them are some weekly writing opportunities for fun and fellowship with other writers.

I hope you will bless me with your ongoing participation in Flash Fiction for the Practical Practitioner as well possibly try something new.

See you on Wednesday!



Flash Fiction or Short, Short Story Writing Contests

These contests offer some-sort-of financial reward or publication. There is NO ENTRY FEE for any of these contests! 

Ad Hoc Fiction    

  • This is a 150 word weekly contest.
  • This contest gives you a one word prompt.

Didcot Writers

  • This is a monthly 500 word contest.
  • This contests gives you a one word prompt.

The First Line

  • This is a quarterly 300-5000 flash/ short story contest.
  • This contest gives you a beginning sentence.

The Last Line

  • This is a once a year contest.
  • The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words.
  • This contest gives you a short stories ending sentence.

MICROCOSMS

  • This is a weekly 300 word flash fiction contest.

Zeroflash

  • This is a monthly 300 word flash fiction contest.

Brilliant Flash Fiction

  • This is a 300 word monthly contest which offers a picture prompt.

53-Word Contest

  • This is a 53-word monthly flash fiction contest.

100 Word Story

  • This is a 100-word monthly flash fiction contest which offers a picture prompt.

LIFE OF WRITERS

  • This is a 1500-word short story contest.
  • You are given a different theme to write about on a monthly basis.
  • You will need to respond to the entrees of others.

Striking 13

  • This is a 513-word flash fiction contest.
  • The theme changes monthly.

Words and Brush

  • This is a 2000-4000 word short story contest.
  • You have to pick form several paintings for inspiration.


Flash Fiction Writing Communities

These communities offer weekly writing opportunities for self-improvement and fellowship

Monday: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

  • 100-150 words from a picture prompt

Share Your World- Cee’s Photography

  • Answer Four Questions
  • This is an online community of people just getting to know each other.

Tuesday: The Daily Post

  • THIS ONE IS A DAILY PROMPT!
  • No Required Limit- You are given a one word prompt

Wednesday: Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

  • 200 words from a picture prompt

Thursday: The Carrot Ranch

  • 99 words from a written prompt
  • This is a writing community that has begun to publish flash fiction anthologies.

Friday: Friday Fictioneers

  • 100 words from a picture prompt

What Pegman Saw

  • 150 words from a picture prompt

Saturday: Indies Unlimited

  • 250 words from a picture prompt

Sunday: Sunday Photo Fiction

  • 200 words from a picture prompt

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017 WEEK #52

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #52


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.


Your Photo Prompt for Week #52 – 2017

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Wednesday morning, December 27th. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Tuesday night, January, 2nd 2018.


Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.


The Six Easy Guidelines

A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.

Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.

All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.

Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)

Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.

It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #52– 2017.

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017 WEEK #51

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #51


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.


Your Photo Prompt for Week #51 – 2017

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Wednesday  morning, December 20th. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Tuesday night, December 26th, 2017.


Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.


The Six Easy Guidelines

A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.

Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.

All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.

Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)

Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.

It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #51– 2017.

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017 WEEK #36

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #36


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.


Your Photo Prompt for Week #36 – 2017

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Thursday morning, September 21st. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, September 29th, 2017.


Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.


The Six Easy Guidelines

A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.

Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.

All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.

Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)

Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.

It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #36– 2017.

FFftPP: Important Notice

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #35

 

Thank you for your abundance of patience as I have not been as considerate a challenge host as I would have liked to have been.

I hope that my assorted medical/ extemporal issues are now well-in-hand and I can once again enjoy the company of the fine community of writers with whom I have been blessed.  Please, spread the word. FFftPP is back online and running!



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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: WEEK #34

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #34


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.


Your Photo Prompt for Week #34 – 2017

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Thursday morning, August 31st. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, September 7th, 2017.


Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.


The Six Easy Guidelines

A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.

Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.

All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.

Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)

Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.

It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.


Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #34– 2017.

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: WEEK #33

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017

WEEK #33


I would like to give a hearty welcome to all flash fiction aficionados. Welcome to the new Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices.


Your Photo Prompt for Week #33 – 2017

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The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Thursday morning, August 24th. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, August 31st, 2017.


Click on the Blue Frog to share your story with our community.


The Six Easy Guidelines

A photo prompt topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Thursday morning.

Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog.

All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.

Each flash fiction piece should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. No serial stories. It is harder to stay abreast of a serial story. (Please keep content PG-13.)

Post your flash fiction response by clicking on THE BLUE FROG. Follow the given directions.

It is the desire of this blog to begin a new writing community. Plan a day to visit the writings of our challengers to enjoy our creations and to provide a little positive feedback.

Thank you for your participation. I look forward to reading each of your stories. Please remember to check back and follow the journeys of our fellow writers. Kind comments are always appreciated.


Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #33– 2017.