Wow. Eighteen entries this week. That might be a record! Now we need your help, our trusty IU readers, determining which story should win the honor of Flash Fiction Champion this week.
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.
Which "Flowers for Her" story was your favorite?
Kathryn El-Assal (32%, 43 Votes)
Leland Dirks (27%, 36 Votes)
Pattyann McCarthy (10%, 14 Votes)
Joan Childs (8%, 11 Votes)
Jcc Keith (6%, 8 Votes)
Jon Jefferson (4%, 5 Votes)
AL Kaplan (3%, 4 Votes)
B. Gabler (2%, 3 Votes)
Jenny Harrison (1%, 2 Votes)
Jannis Styles (1%, 2 Votes)
Timothy Wan (1%, 2 Votes)
Nancy Chenier (1%, 2 Votes)
Sally Cooke (1%, 2 Votes)
Nancy Gauthier (1%, 1 Votes)
Amanda Stadler (1%, 1 Votes)
Elia (0%, 0 Votes)
Venkatesh Iyer (0%, 0 Votes)
Lauren Hodge (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 135
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.
If Mistakes Could Fly, You’d Be a Superhero by Kenyon Ledford
Genre: Parody Flash Fiction Collection
Word count: 8,500
The city is crying out for help. Private Eye Jonny Gonzo and Police Sergeant Joe Bidwell have arrived to help. Okay, so now the city is crying out for a superhero, instead. Up, up, and away, Money Man is on the way! Geez, people wonder why there is so much urban flight. This book of screwball flash fiction crime tales begins in an American urban sprawl, and culminates with a wild shootout of a fan-fiction epic involving a bizarro side of Batman and Robin, and taking place in the wild lands of Tasman, Australia.
How about we salute our friends in the Southern Hemisphere for a change and call it Spring? Advertising on Goodreads is inexpensive and, frankly, fun. Looking at all those statistics on my ads makes me happy. What, you’re not advertising there? Our Melinda Clayton will show you how to advertise with Goodreads. Meanwhile, how about we stir things up with a Goodreads like-fest?
Today you can share your author page and find new friends. For your profile, grab that URL which should look like this: https://www.goodreads.com/KSBrooks and paste it in the comments below. (Not sure where to find your fancy URL? See the image below and look for the aqua arrow.) Now everyone can “Like” your author page. The “Like” button is found about 1/3 of the way down the page on the same side as the author photo. Clicking on that will show that you like that author’s page on your Facebook wall. There’s also a Google+ button there, so if you have a Google+ account and you’re feeling generous, go ahead and click on that, too. Still not sure where the “like” button is? Click on this thumbnail to enlarge it and look for the magenta arrow.
[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]
PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.