Welcome to the Salt and Sage Books Spotlight series! We welcome you into our creative community by inviting you to meet our editors and expert readers, and to hear a little of their own story, in their own words. We believe that by honoring each other’s voices, we’re able to turn creativity into community and change the world through story.
In the weeks of social distancing, we have come to understand self-isolation and maintaining six feet of distance from one another when we step out to do essential duties. We see the tape on the floors of drugstores that indicate where we should stand and wonder what time of day the grocery store might be least crowded.
When my life turns upside-down, my creativity nearly always freezes. My brain puts a halt to everything except what I need for my and my loved ones’ preservation. I quit writing and instead, focus on what matters most to our immediate future—safety, water, food, shelter. (And a supply of chocolate!
Welcome to week 2 of our Flash Fiction Contest with the theme of GIFT. Read the winning entry for week 1 right here! Here’s how it works: Every Monday we announce that week’s theme Every Saturday we close that week’s contest at midnight PST Each entry must include that week’s theme, and be no more than 200 words in length You must be following Salt & Sage Books on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in order to be eligible to win Prizes
We received multiple entries for this week’s flash fiction contest. Some of them made us laugh; some of them made us sniffle. But only one of them beat out the competition and made both of our judges agree–this is the best flash fiction on the theme of ice that we received.
What happens when you go to a holiday party and someone asks, “How’s the writing going?” Do you cringe because you’ve been too busy searching online for gifts or hard-to-find ingredients, or decorating ugly sweaters? It can be difficult to find time to write during this season.