Welcome to Week 6 of the Tales of Whoa/Potato Chip Math flash fiction contest... but first, a reminder of the rules:
It's very simple: we give you a prompt, and you write 500 words or less (including the prompt, if it's words -- which this week, it isn't!).
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).
This week's prompt is a photograph. Valentine's Day is Friday -- and this one has a romantic bent, although you are (of course) free to travel with this inspiration to dark places, if you prefer!
[image courtesy of photographer D. Sharon Pruitt and the Creative Commons]
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 18, 2014, at 8:00 PM EST.