Which “Special Guests” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! 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 – 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 we’ve even labeled the finalists to make them easier to spot. 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 "Special Guests" story should be in the anthology?

  • A. L. Kaplan (53%, 16 Votes)
  • Christopher "Irish Goat" Knodel (27%, 8 Votes)
  • Michael Seese (17%, 5 Votes)
  • Jeff Stone (3%, 1 Votes)
  • S. A. Molteni (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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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.

Indie Reads – December 2015

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:

The Lost TornadoThe Lost Tornado by James Dean Divine

“Overall, a wonderfully emotional, warm and funny coming of age novel.”

Read the rest of the review by Keith Nixon.

The Lost Tornado is available through Amazon.com.

Annalises Up and Down Day 120x177Annalise’s Up and Down Day by Denise L. Jenne

“…simple enough for a child to grasp at first glance, yet with enough details to hold a person’s interest.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Annalise’s Up and Down Day is available through Amazon.com.

The Green Room by Faith MortimerThe Green Room by Faith Mortimer

“The ending I thought…without giving too much away…was rather sophisticated.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

The Green Room is available through Amazon.com.

The Deathtakers DaughterThe Deathtaker’s Daughter by SL Baum

“I loved The Deathtaker and its premise. The Deathtaker’s Daughter surpasses it.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

The Deathtaker’s Daughter is available on Amazon.com..

Duty with Honor by Susan StuckeyDuty with Honor by Susan Stuckey

“…an excellent job weaving all the story arcs together and bringing the story to a satisfying end.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Duty with Honor is available through Amazon.com.

What Are Your New Year’s Traditions?

millennium sunrise copyright K. S. Brooks
Millennium Sunrise Copyright K. S. Brooks 2000

Do you have a special New Year’s tradition? Is it interesting? Is it original? Or do you just read a book and go to sleep at 9 p.m.?

Go ahead and let us know what your tradition is by writing it below.  Please keep it short so everyone has room. Here’s an example for you:

We watch the sun set over the old year, stay up all night, then go to the beach to watch the sunrise on a new year.

We hope you have a safe and happy New Year.