My name is Lucas Tucker, and I am an 11th grader at Campolindo High School.
I have always had a passion for writing stories, and I feel that creative outlets are very therapeutic when it comes to dealing with complicated times such as these. When I combined my love of teaching kids with my love of storytelling, I came up with Friendly Flash Fiction (FFF), which serves as a way to support my community by bringing some positive creativity to our lives.
FFF is a program in which qualified high school writers tutor kids ages 9-13 in the art of flash fiction–short stories that revolve around fictional plot lines. Each one-on-one online 30 minute lesson is run on a donation basis, with all proceeds donated to the UCSF Coronavirus Response Fund. Thus, Friendly Flash Fiction serves to support our community both emotionally (giving creative outlets to kids) and logistically (hospital donations).
We have given over 15 lessons, and have raised hundreds of dollars so far, and we will soon begin giving these virtual lessons to kids currently stuck in UCSF hospitals. Our website is here: friendlyflashfiction.weebly.com