Which “Primeval” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

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. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Primeval" Flash Fiction Story Should Win the Readers' Choice Award This Week?

  • Howard Johnson (35%, 14 Votes)
  • Lance (23%, 9 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Melissa Bowersock (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Yvonne Hertzberger (10%, 4 Votes)
  • Biswajit Mukhopadhyay (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Joe Wocoski (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Og (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Linda Lee Schell (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Joseph Hesch (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Beth Camp (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Natasha Leininger (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Indie Reads – August 2016

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:

A killing truthA Killing Truth by DV Berkom

“Berkom’s books are ones when you almost forget to breathe. They’re fast-paced, taut with tension and sheer joy from start to finish.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

A Killing Truth is available through Amazon.com.

arctic dawn Arctic Dawn by Karissa Laurel

“Arctic Dawn is a fast-paced cataclysmic addition full of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Arctic Dawn is available through Amazon.com.

battle rattleBattle Rattle by Brandon Davis Jennings

“… a story that explores the cost of war off the battle field…if you’re willing to bite off something more weighty and intense, this is a great choice.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Battle Rattle is available at Amazon.com.

cargo by dv berkom 120x177Cargo by DV Berkom

“Leine has a talent for getting into tight situations that will have you on the edge of your seat…”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Cargo is available at Amazon.com.

extraordinaryExtraordinary by K. M. Herkes

“… a full-throated atta-girl (is that a thing?) for a fun, fascinating short story that achieves a whole lot in a few pages.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

Extraordinary is available at Amazon.com.

How Editing for Others Helps My Writing

learn writing by editingLately I’ve had quite a few editing jobs, working them in between my own writing and promotion of my latest book. I enjoy editing. I’ve always had a critical eye and an analytic brain, so very often anomalies in the writing will jump off the page at me. The caveat, of course, is that this art we practice is a highly subjective one, so while there are guidelines and style manuals to set general rules, those rules can and are broken regularly if the story requires it.

But I’ve noticed an interesting side benefit from my editing work. It points up for me, in spades, the crimes I may or may not have committed. Continue reading “How Editing for Others Helps My Writing”

Children’s Books Featuring Children With Disabilities Say “You Belong”

author Jo Meserve MachGuest Post
by Jo Meserve Mach

The books in everyone’s homes give out powerful messages. These messages can be scary, confusing, exciting, or hopeful.

My job as an Occupational Therapist providing infant-toddler services brought me into many homes where my role was to teach the parents of a child with a developmental delay how to help their child use their abilities. The parents were often reading books about their child’s disabilities. These books were scary and confusing. Continue reading “Children’s Books Featuring Children With Disabilities Say “You Belong””