First of all, you should go over to Andrew Butters' blog Potato Chip Math to read the winner from Week 3 -- it's awesome.
So, on to Week 4... but a reminder of the rules:
It's 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:
"I have a secret. No one in the world knows it but me. And if I tell you, you have to promise never to tell another soul."
Use the comments below to submit your work. You can submit anonymously if you want, but wouldn't it be nice to be recognized?
The deadline is Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 8:00 PM EST.