…a one-hour prompted flash-fiction challenge, tonight (Friday the 13th) at 9 pm EST. I’ll post a prompt at 9 pm and you have until 10 pm to write a 0-1000 word story based on it. You don’t have to post your results in the comments, although you’re welcome to do it, and we will praise you and hand out pretend cookies like it’s a little kid’s tea party.

Here’s your prompt! We’re using “The Octopus World” by the excellent Heri Irawan.

Feel free to use any aspect of the prompt in any way. Have fun, and be sure to check in at 10 pm EST!

ETA: TIME! I got a 750-word piece about mermaids. How’d you do?