The rules are very simple: we give you a prompt and you write 500 words or less (including the prompt).
You can write in any style that you wish; just be sure to use the prompt exactly as it is shown, keep it under 500 words, write it in English, and ensure it's completely made up (this is a flash fiction challenge after all).
Next week Andrew and I will post the pieces we liked the best and will do a shout out on Twitter to those folks (if they so desire; if you'd like us to recognize you there, please include your Twitter handle). After a few months we'll compile a list of our favorites and we'll get the Internet to vote. The winner will win stuff (to be determined, but we're sure they'll love it).
Now, without further ado, we present this week's prompt:
"Rays of red sunlight slant in through the window of the cabin. The only problem is, I have no idea whether it's sunrise or sunset."
[image courtesy of Fir0002/Flagstaffotos and the Wikimedia Commons]
The deadline is Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST.