It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! The judges have made their choices – their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have whittled down the entries to a select few, and now it’s your turn: time for the public to have the final say. It’s super easy – we’ve even labeled the finalists to make them easier to spot. Now you just have to choose your favorite and cast your vote below for this week’s Flash Fiction champion.
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 "Questions for Greg" story should win this week?
Greg Phelan (36%, 60 Votes)
Karin Derauf (32%, 53 Votes)
Mandy White (28%, 47 Votes)
Jon Jefferson (1%, 2 Votes)
Venkatesh Iyer (1%, 2 Votes)
D L Brown (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 165
NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or 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.
The Revenant by Elise Abram
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Word Count: 62,238
Raised from the dead as a revenant more than a hundred years ago, Zulu possesses superior stealth, superhuman speed, and a keen intellect. His only companion is Morgan the Seer, an old man cursed with longevity and the ability to see the future in his dreams. Zulu has spent the last century working with Morgan in order to save the people in his nightmares from horrible fates. Branded a vigilante by the media, Zulu must live his life in the shadows, traveling by night or in the city’s underground unless his quest demands otherwise.
Morgan also has enemies. His twin brother Malchus, a powerful necromancer, is raising an army of undead minions to hunt Morgan down. If they can’t stop him from raising his army, killing someone as powerful as Malchus will be impossible. And there is much more at stake than just their own lives.
There’s been a lot of talk about Tumblr lately. Seems all the cool kids are migrating there from Facebook. If you aren’t sure what that is, Kat Cantwell wrote an introductory post about it. And our Kat Brooks wrote a tutorial to show you how easy it is to get up and running. So come on down and join in the Tumblr follow-fest!
This is how it works: If you are an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian (or especially a book-lover), etc., in the comments below, paste in the link for your Tumblr blog. Make sure you show some love to the blog in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up. to get your ID, merely go to your dashboard and copy the link next to the BIG pink arrow in the picture above (i.e. – http://ksbrooks.tumblr.com/).
Click on the person’s link in the comments section below, and you will go to their blog. Then click Follow. (See photo below.)
This should be fun and should generate a lot of exposure for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started!