For those of you who don't HATE flash fiction with a passion (you know who you are), anyone can join us to stretch your fingers and get the creative juices flowing. You can sign up on Kathy's page. Post your entry before 11:59pm on Wednesday Jan, 16th and then go around to read as many other entries as you can.
Here's this month's prompt:
In 400 words or less your character(could also be more than one) has a chance meeting with someone who will change their life.
And here's my entry, the intro from last year's NaNo project (hope that's not cheating):
Mermaids don’t just happen to exist, they’re made. No one knows exactly where the first one came from, she won’t tell. But after she arrived in Orkney waters, people began to "mysteriously" disappear.