Week 15 Flash Fiction Competition: Last Call

Photo by K.S. Brooks

It was the last hour of the last shift for Mike. Thirty years with the department. After today, he and Sheila sell the house and retire to Boca.

It was almost over. When the call came in, the shift commander tried to wave Mike off, but he would have none of it. He went. He always went.

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. Continue reading “Week 15 Flash Fiction Competition: Last Call”

Spotlight on…The Home Team

Reviewer Cathy Speight

I suddenly realised that I had overlooked what was right under my nose. It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the auspicious IU team is made up of (apart from me, of course) an amazing group of talented, brilliant, funny, witty, and charming authors. With regret, I haven’t had time – yet – to sample all of these authors’ work. Clever and gifted as our Evil Mastermind is, he has yet to invent the 40-hour day. Come on, Stephen Hise, pull your finger out and get on with it – I need more reading hours.

So far, I have had the pleasure of reading books by three of our wonderful resident authors: Stephen Hise, Valerie Douglas, and Rosanne Dingli. Three outstanding authors, three very enjoyable books. Continue reading “Spotlight on…The Home Team”

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