Flash Fiction Challenge: Death by Hot Tub

Mountain view Hot tub flash fiction writing prompt COPYRIGHT KS BROOKS 2015-06-19
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

A divorce was out of the question. There was no way Tom was giving Heidi one red cent.

He promised her he’d stop cheating. He said he wanted to try again. He told her everything and anything he thought she wanted to hear just to get her to go on this “rediscovery” weekend with him up in the mountains.

His plan was to slip some ecstasy into her drinks, get her rip-roaring drunk, and then drown her in the hot tub. That way, it would look like an accident. He could keep all his hard-earned money and wouldn’t ever have to look back. Now, he just had to get her drinking…

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No political or religious entries, please. Need help getting started? Read this article on how to write flash fiction.

On Tuesday night, judges will select the strongest entries, and on Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll so they may choose the winner. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Saturday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms. Please note the rule changes for 2015.

John D. Ottini Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

John D. Ottini is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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