It’s time again to put on your judge’s hat…er, um, wig and tell us which of this week’s stories should win the honor of Flash Fiction Champion. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.
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 "Blood Money" story deserves to win this week?
Randy Austin (33%, 25 Votes)
AL Kaplan (21%, 16 Votes)
Leland Dirks (12%, 9 Votes)
Christina Taylor (12%, 9 Votes)
Michael Seese (5%, 4 Votes)
Bjoern Gabler (4%, 3 Votes)
Lois Nelsen Lewandowski (4%, 3 Votes)
Jon Jefferson (3%, 2 Votes)
Michael T Heath (3%, 2 Votes)
Roger Pitcher (1%, 1 Votes)
Timothy Wan (1%, 1 Votes)
Warren Baker (0%, 0 Votes)
Venkatesh Iyer (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 75
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.
Left-Hand Kelly by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Sixteen-year-old Lew Kelly grew up idolizing his enigmatic ex-gunfighter father. Everyone thought Lew’s habit of practicing his quick draw was a harmless amusement — until the day when a boys’ hot-headed quarrel exploded into gunplay, with disastrous results.
Three years later, Lew is withdrawn and bitter — and he still carries a gun. When an unexpected twist of circumstances forces him to again face the memories and the aftermath of that ill-fated fight, will old wrongs be righted — or will the result be an even worse tragedy than before?
Chilly weather up here in the Northern Hemisphere. Here comes Fall! How about we check out some cool Facebook pages?
This is how it works: If you are a person with a Facebook page you’re welcome to join in. This is not limited to being an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian, (but if you’re a book-lover – that’s awesome!), etc., in the comments below, paste in the link for your Facebook Page. Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up. (“Likes” from other PAGES do not count. Only “likes” from personal accounts register.)
[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.]
This should be fun and should generate a lot of likes, follows, etc. for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started!
To those with concerns about the ethical implications of “liking” a book you have not read, we regard likes as more analogous to a “high five” than a rating or review. We do not support the idea of rating or reviewing a book you have never read.
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.