The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais. Photo Courtesty of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storytelling

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais. Photo Courtesy of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storytelling


Introducing #FlashTag!

-Collaborative & Interactive Storytelling by Monologging.org Followers-

Ever play “Story to Pass?” The writing game where one person imagines the first scene of a tale and then passes their creation along so that their peers can fill in the ensuing plot and details…

Monologging.org seeks to create great Tweet-ready Flash Fiction by inviting your participation in weekly collaborative story prompts.

  • Already familiar with #FlashTag? Check out this week’s evolving story, “Tense Quiet”

Here’s How it Works:

1.) Every Monday morning, Monologging.org will publish a new, titled post, containing a picture and 140 character twitter-formatted first line of a story.




#FlashTag @monologging Wind whipped the fluff atop his head & rattled the tabloid flyers clinging to the wall.


2.) Starting that Monday morning, writers are invited to submit the ensuing lines of the story in five daily installments.

*In order to be eligible for publication, submissions must connect with the preceding line(s) in a meaningful way, enhancing the scene, further establishing the characters, or providing a new twist to the evolving plot.

Submissions will be reviewed nightly by Monologging editors, Jeffrey F. Barken and Diana Mumford. The selected 2nd line will then be posted the next morning, at which point the process repeats and participating authors are again invited to submit the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, installment of the story in daily increments.

*Every #FlashTag Story must end on Saturday at midnight. The final installment to the weekly collaborative piece will be added Sunday Morning.

3.) Compose your submission:

Responses must follow this format:

#FlashTag @(Your Twitter handle) (Your original content)

*Responses will be rated for their relevance to the preceding lines in the story, the author’s word choice, style, and ability to abbreviate (where necessary) with clarity.

3.) Submit for FREE via SUBMITTABLE up until 12PM EST every night that a #FlashTag story is under construction, at which point the category will close until the next line of the story is posted the following morning at 10AM.

*Submissions must be titled according to the weekly theme/prompt and comply with standard Twitter formatting. All submissions exceeding 140 characters will be declined.

Click here to read: #FlashTag Examples written by Jeffrey and Diana.

*Only 1 submission will be selected daily for publication as an extension to the weekly story. You’ll know yours was chosen when you hear your phone “tweet” and read this exciting news: “@monologging mentioned you in a tweet!”

We’re looking forward to reading your work and to sharing some excellent collaborative writing! Please visit and explore Monologging.org often. Submit to #FlashTag as often as you like and connect with the growing network of up-and-coming artists featured on the site via social media. Happy Tweeting!

*Note: All submissions are subject to review by Monologging Editors. Only entries approved by our staff will be published.

Editor Bios:

Jeffrey F. Barken

Jeffrey F. Barken


Jeffrey F. Barken, editor and founder of Monologging.org, is a novelist and a reporter. He  is the author of “This Year in Jerusalem,” a collection of fiction stories loosely based on his experiences as a kibbutz volunteer in Israel, 2009-10. In 2013, Jeffrey traveled to Europe and Israel to conduct a promotional book tour for his self-designed and self-published book. He has recently returned to New York City where he is completing work on a new novel.



Diana Mumford

Diana Mumford


Diana Mumford received her BA in Creative Writing and BSBA in Marketing from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She currently lives and writes in Charlottesville, VA.