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Flash Fiction Friday 19th June

By 19th June 2020October 22nd, 2020No Comments

How to Participate

Create a piece of flash fiction using A Street Apart: Essaouira, Morocco 2018 © Jillian Edelstein as the prompt.

  • Maximum 100 words, excluding the title
  • One challenge: You must use the sentence “A street apart”.
  • You are welcome to share up to five pieces
  • Submit as an attachment to an email to
  • (Optional) include your social media handles and/or link to your website
  • Deadline – 18:00 (BST) Tuesday 23rd June 2020
  • A selection will be published on our website over the next few weeks

Jillian’s Inspiration 

It’s an odd time and I have been rooting around my archives and I came up with the idea of making little movies of my ongoing Affinities series (Creative Collaborators – people who met through and because of work)  –  looking at togetherness/collaboration in a time of separateness.  Although this image of Essaouira is not part of the Affinities series, it immediately spoke to me of social distancing because of the appearance of these negatives side by side. The alleyway feels desolate and there seems to be a disconnect between the figures and the urban setting. This reminds me of the atmosphere of lockdown, which feels furtive, as if we have to scurry through our normally safe, familiar and habitual landscapes.

Small Print

  • By entering your work, you agree that it can be published on our website and used to promote the Cabinet of Remedies initiative.
  • You will be credited as the author of the work on our website.
  • You retain the copyright over your work at all times.