Pick this week’s flash fiction winner

vote here1There are a lot of good entries for this week’s flash fiction challenge. Now, IU readers get to pick their fave.

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

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Who wrote the best flash fiction entry this week?

  • Christian Adrian Brown (65%, 91 Votes)
  • AV Carden (14%, 19 Votes)
  • necwrites (9%, 12 Votes)
  • Dick C Waters (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Nelson Q. Lewis (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Rod Hall (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Ed Drury (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Morgan Winters (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Philip van Wulven (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Mathoska (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Helmy Parlente Kusuma (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jessica (1%, 1 Votes)
  • SC Turnbull (0%, 0 Votes)
  • juliaproudwriter (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pauline Creighton (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

What My House Taught Me About Selling Books

IMG_8907Sometimes the obvious smacks you in the face. I hate it when that happens. But sometimes, lessons are learned where you least expect them. And surely enough, determining a house-selling strategy made me realize I had to change my philosophies when it came to selling my books.

My house is unique and custom-built. It’s in the wilderness, yet convenient to Spokane. It’s considered “green,” yet it’s not rustic. It’s luxurious, but it’s not outrageously expensive. When it went on the market, I knew it wouldn’t sell to anyone in the immediate area. It’s not for them. It’s perfect for city folk tired of the rat race. It’s for wildlife photographers and naturalists and outdoorsmen and retiring business executives and celebrities looking for complete privacy. It’s for a diverse, yet specialized, demographic.

After nearly a year on the market, there’d only been one showing. Why? Because putting a house up on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), Zillow, and Trulia is like putting a book up on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble – and expecting that to be enough. Continue reading “What My House Taught Me About Selling Books”