Be part of our upcoming flash fiction anthology! Use today’s social issue comment as inspiration for your flash fiction story.
Social Issue of the Day: GENERATIONS/GENERATIONAL GAP
Comment of the Day:
“Children are being taught less and less history. Today, a student can name only Rosa Parks (who was not the first to refuse her seat, it was a 13-year-old girl) and MLK Jr. A good student will name Malcolm X, and a star student will name Thurgood Marshall. Also, history books are changing.”
Background information for this project
A group of residents gathered to discuss social issues affecting their lives and their communities. This was part of an experimental social conversations project and pop-up survey called Soapbox, organized by Still Waters Collective. From these discussions, Genre Urban Arts is partnering with Still Waters Collective to invite all writers to submit flash fiction for an upcoming anthology.
Starting from 1st October 2018, we will share one anonymous response/comment on a social issue daily. We invite writers to submit flash fiction pieces based on the social issue addressed in the comment. The comments we will use to inspire flash fiction stories will cover issues such as Intersectionality, Incarceration, Generations/ Generational gap, Privilege, Mental Health, Sexuality, and Gender.
Twenty different comments will be shared throughout October and November 2018. So, remember to follow Genre: Urban Arts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see our social issue comment post for the day.
To participate, read the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and tap the Flash Fiction Button to send us your story.