Flash Fiction Challenge: The Oscars Has Gone to the Dogs

Mr Pish riding in the limo February 2013 Flash Fiction Writing Prompt
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution. Happy Birthday, Sweet Mr. Pish.

The ride in the limo wasn’t all that. Sure, it was neat, but nowhere nearly as cool as the award Mr. Pish anticipated winning at the Oscars for his work in the remake of “It’s a Dog’s Life.” Well, okay, he was only nominated, but how could they resist giving him the award? It would be a Cinderella story for sure, wouldn’t it? Of course, he was up against stiff competition like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and who was that other guy … the one who played the pirate and wore a lot of eyeliner? Anyway, he was certain that since he was the underdog … ha! That’s dog humor – since he was the underdog, he was a sure win. Too bad he’d left the little card with his acceptance speech on it at home…

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 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.

Once a month, the admins will announce the Editors’ Choice winners. Those stories will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

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Dusty May Jane Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Dusty May Jane is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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