Sneak Peek: Out of Sync

Today we have a sneak peek from the memoir by Belinda Nicoll, Out of Sync.

In 2001, a South African couple arrives at JFK International Airport on the morning of September 11th, unprepared for the sight of hijacked planes crashing into the World Trade Center. Over the next ten years, as their host country confronts fundamental change of its own, their marriage buckles under the strain of their disparate experiences. With the global economic crisis making it all but impossible for them to return to their country, they relocate from California to the North, the South, and the Midwest searching for a place they can call home. This memoir about the bizarre trajectory of a couple’s life offers a thought-provoking account of America’s tantalizing hopes and unexpected disappointments.

Out of Sync is available through, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from Out of Sync

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Get Your Vote On!

Who will it be? It’s time for IU readers to choose the next flash fiction star.

Check out this week’s entries here. Vote for your fave then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Remember, all our winners will be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Support your fellow writers and participate in this week’s voting, then spread the word, bang the drums, and share the link to let everyone know the vote is on.

Polls close tomorrow at 5 PM.


Who wrote your favorite story in this week's flash fiction challenge?

  • AC Flory (42%, 13 Votes)
  • JD Mader (42%, 13 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (16%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll.

Yet Another Numbers Game

In the last few weeks Indies Unlimited has crashed through a significant barrier in the world of internet traffic. Our Alexa ranking has fallen below the six figure mark and currently stands at 67,049*. Whoop de woo, totes amazeballs! (It’s a phrase used by young people, M’lud). Ok, I know most of you glazed over just then, and quite right too, but I’m going to explain what’s going on and why it’s worth understanding.

If you’re anything like me, you are forever reading about new ways to promote your book. Since the explosion of interest in Indie authors, there’s been a parallel explosion of people/businesses/websites/blogs clamouring for your time, attention and sometimes your money. (Can you have a parallel explosion? Maybe not. My metaphors go to pot when I’m excited.) Continue reading “Yet Another Numbers Game”