Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Reginald Marsh art, flash fiction challenge

Patti, over at Pattinase, is hosting a flash fiction challenge. The task is to write a short story of less than 1,000 words inspired by the art of Reginald Marsh. Stories to be posted up by October 18th and the link sent to Patti so she can collate them. For every story received she'll make a donation to charity. For all the book bloggers who check in here, this is your opportunity to have a go at stepping into the author's shoes and trying your hand at telling a short story (for a good cause). I'm thinking of basing my story on the painting right, "Why not use the L" (1930).

4 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - I'm glad you're taking up this challenge. I'm looking forward to reading your story.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I got a book of his work from the library today and it is very hard to choose. A lot of them have political content, or social contest or very unsavory sideshows. A real noir world he paints.

Rob Kitchin said...

Starting working on drafting a story this evening. Have 600 words written and been doing a bit of research on the El and New York in 1930 and what movies were released that year. Seems to be coming together okay so far. Marsh kind of reminds me of Hopper, or at least this picture does.

Frank Black said...

Fantastic artist!