JB Wocoski Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

JB Wocoski 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 story:


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by JB Wocoski

Ed looked up from trying to repair the old Viking 2 lander when he saw her atop the nearby Martian dune. Only this time, she was dressed in a silky red dress, which clung to her body like a tight fitting surgeon’s glove. She had to be the most beautiful blond that the young ensign had ever seen. With every single sultry step she took down the side of the Martian dune, she drew more seductive to Ed.

Ed’s voice crackled over the receiver more labored than before, “Base! Base! Come in Base! She’s back! She’s wearing a gorgeous red dress this time.”

“Sir, Ed see’s her again, she’s back. Sir, I’m worried, his heart rate is going through the roof, and his oxygen level is tanking.”

Ed’s helmit crackled with the Captain’s voice, “Ed! Ed! Can you hear me? She’s just a mirage! Ignore her! Your hyperventilating! Try to relax! Over.”

Slowly, Ed responded, “But her lips are so red, she is so beautiful, sir. She is almost right next to me now, beckoning me for a kiss.”

“Ed! Ed! She’s not real! Do not remove your helmet! That’s an order! Ed! Help is on the way!”

The rescue crew found Ed with his helmet off, “Hanson to Base. We found Ed, Sir! He removed his helmet, but there is something odd about his body? There are red lipstick kisses all over the outside of his visor, and one … on his cheek? Over.”

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4 thoughts on “JB Wocoski Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”

  1. Thank you for selecting me as the winning entry this week, the competition was really close this week with some really good stories.

    JB Wocoski

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