Postcard Fiction

Join me in creating amazing flash fiction. Provide the first line of a story or a quirky character name to get me started, an unusual item you’d like me to incorporate into a story, or anything else that you think will stir my creative juices, including fun photos. I’ll choose one (or more) to inspire a new piece of flash fiction (1,000 words or fewer), and I’ll post the resulting stories to this blog. You can email your prompts to

Robin Ferrier is the Vice Chair of the Gaithersburg Book Festival. She has had three short stories published in anthologies and literary journals and had a play performed in Source theater’s 10 Minute Play Competition. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

(BTW, “Once upon a time” is a little overdone…)